Before she went back to black, a blonde Rihanna posed for the cover of Elle magazine’s “Women in Music” issue, on newsstands April 17. The Barbadian beauty modeled designer duds including a yellow lambskin jacket and skirt by Versace, white Dior skirt, Jean Paul Gaultier bra, and strapless Emporio Armani dress in the photos by Tom Munro. In the interview, she opened up about finding love, starting a family, and the backlash over her reconciliation with Chris Brown.
On her breakup with Chris Brown: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
On the backlash over their reunion: “The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
On having kids: “It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”
On finding Mr. Right: “I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”