MAGAZINE WORLD: Trina for “The Source” & Rihanna for “Elle”
I still have a soft spot for magazines. First up, Trina serves as the cover girl for the new issue of The Source. The official cover hasn’t been released yet, but there are some outtakes made available for public viewing. Check em below.
Fly photos. And if these are the outtakes, what actually will make it into the magazine must be hot. No word yet on what she will be discussing.
Rihanna serves as the new cover girl for Elle Magazine‘s July 2010 issue. Despite the controversy regarding her curves being photoshopped, she delivered a fly magazine cover. Peep some photos, interview excerpts, and a behind the scenes video below.
Hot photos. Check the behind the scenes video of the photo shoot.
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Here’s some interview excerpts.
On the album art for Rated R: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity—a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”
On her new beau: “I have a boyfriend. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.”
On turning her dream of popstardom into reality: “If I were in Barbados still, I would be dreaming about this. I asked for it, and I love it, so why am I complaining? My first day on tour, I remember saying ‘I’m so tired—this is so much.’ Then I thought, What the fuck? You asked for this—you prayed to God to tour like Madonna.”
On designers she admires: “It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.”
On the past year: “A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.”
Call me crazy, but Rihanna could really stick to modeling and stop trying to sing and dance. She can pull a “Cassie” quite successfully I believe. Make sure you cop the current issue.