Lucky Number 7! Rihanna Marks Her 7th Album With 7 Different Complex Covers
Fans of Rihanna, prepare to be in seventh heaven.
The Unapologetic singer is sinfully seductive on the cover of Complex‘s February/March 2013 issue. She posed not once or twice but for seven sexy special edition covers! Rih-Rih has been quite obsessed with the number seven lately marking her seventh album with a 777 Tour at the end of 2012 that found the Bajan beauty performing 7 concerts in 7 cities on 7 continents for 7 seven days straight. Not to mention she traveled in style on a Boeing 777 British Airways plane.
From a fierce floral retro bikini (as seen above) and a white hot swimsuit to jean cutoffs and suspenders, Rihanna is fashionably fierce on every cover. And, let’s not even mention the one where her nude body is “covered” in nothing but strategically-placed Polaroids. When not taking pictures for the magazine or snapping selfies of herself (as seen below), Rihanna stopped posing just long enough to talk about music and the art of a snapping the perfect self-portrait.
“When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth, so whatever is there is real,” she confessed in the Complex cover story, Rihanna: Full Exposure. “It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic.”
Rihanna, who unapologetically loves to take photos of herself, also breaks down the art form. “Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day… If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce,” she says of her perfected selfies. “It’s narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it. I’m capturing personality…Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.
Check out all seven of Rihanna’s covers for the February/March issue of Complex, her self-snapped Polaroids, and outtakes below. Which cover is your favorite?