The wait is over! Actually, just kidding. It’s not at all. But let’s remember that tune anyway, shall we?
World Cup enthusiast, former Instagram Queen and California King Bed owner Rihanna may not have one of those two albums she’s recording for us just yet, but she’s never been one to keep us waiting too long for a good ol’ spread.
Our Faithful Navy Commander will appear in a Mert & Marcus-shot spread for W Magazine — at some point soon. How’d I guess that? The collaboration was revealed just moments ago, courtesy of Mert’s Instagram (see above). “RIHANNA coming soon im in LOVE with this bad girl @macpiggott @wmag @edward_enninful #mertandmarcus #wmagazine #rihanna #riri,” the acclaimed photog breathlessly hashtagged.
Though but a lone eyeball, the blurry teaser photo is already supplying shades of “Disturbia” and Rated R — and for that, I am already deeply unprepared on a physical, emotional and spiritual level.
Mert & Marcus are responsible for dozens of legendary pop shots, including Madonna‘s still-amazing 2010 Interview spread, as well as her “Girl Gone Wild” video from MDNA.
The duo already snapped Rih in the past, too — they shot her Emporio Armani Underwear & Jeans campaign for Spring 2012.
Prepare accordingly: The Rihturn is upon us, and approximately zero #phucks will be given.