Rihanna Shines Bright in Vogue [Photos]

Rihanna is firing up the pages of Vogue for the second time. In the November issue, the stunning singer goes in front of the lens for famed photographer Annie Leibovitz at Tejon Ranch in Lebec, Calif. She stands in the middle of a rural road wearing a crown and cage in one striking image and frolics in the forest wearing a Marc Jacobs sequined top and skirt in another whimsical photo. On the cover, the Bajan beauty wows in a Michael Kors crimson embroidered floral-lace dress. In the interview, she opens up about Chris Brown, her love life, and latest look.

On her new pixie-cut hairstyle: “Spur of the moment. My hair was supposed to be down to my ass [at the VMAs].”

On dating: “I would love to go on a date. You don’t think that? I’m a woman. A young woman, vibrant, and I love to have fun. And I have too many vaginas around me at this point.”

On rumors she was doing cocaine at Coachella: “They knew it was marijuana. It was completely clear to them. I just thought it was uncalled for. I don’t do cocaine. I don’t like being associated with anything that’s untrue.”

On the “Birthday Cake” remix with Chris Brown: “I didn’t think it could be anything detrimental to my career. I was on a tour bus ride between two cities, listening to my album, thinking, Oooh, maybe I should make this into a duet. And I started coming up with a bunch of people, and his name crossed my mind. I thought, We haven’t made a song in so long together…it could be a little shocking.”

On the public’s fascination with her relationship with Chris: “I don’t know if people will stop soon, but I feel like as soon as they have closure to it, they will. … But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”

Photo credit: Vogue/Annie Leibovitz