Rihanna, Illuminati Instagram Empress And Phearless Navy Commander, is (was?) known for supplying sweat-inducing dance floor monsters and nasty, twerk-friendly anthems best served in STRIP CLUBZ, preferably whilst throwing DOLLAAAAAH BILLLLZ.

Now, she is an earthy folk singer who enjoys partaking in soulful acoustic jam sessions with Paul McCartney and Kanye West.

Rih-Invention: She’s doing it.

That sonic and visual makeover of Rihanna continues today with the rih-veal of her i-D Magazine spread shot by Paolo Roversi, in which the phucks-free “Phresh Out The Runway” princess and her glam squad have seemingly hopped into a time machine and sped back to somewhere around 1993, serving…

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Poetic Justice-era Janet and…

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…singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman and…

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…sort of swings into FKA Twigs“Pendulum” territory too, but is also serving…

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…RiRi-in-the-audience-laughing-at-Ariana at the iHeart Radio Awards, which is basically…

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This is all well and good, Rih. Amazing, actually! But…where’s #R8?

my i-D magazine cover shot by: Paolo Roversi

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