To celebrate her upcoming eighth album, Rihanna rules the cover of British magazine i-D. The bad gal rocks box braids and a Céline top for the Music Issue, which was shot by photographer Paolo Roversi in Paris.
“She really is one of the most creative, talented and inspiring women I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with,” says i-D’s Fashion Director Alastair McKimm. “The energy and enthusiasm she brings is intense. She’s the ultimate icon of our time.”
Over the weekend, RiRi dropped R8’s first single “FourFiveSeconds” featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney, but details on the project still remain scarce. She has logged studio time with Mike WiLL Made-It, Ne-Yo, DJ Mustard, and Rae Sremmurd, and the album is rumored to arrive as soon as next month.
There are reports that she will perform “FourFiveSeconds” with ‘Ye and McCartney at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 8.
She can also be heard opposite “Big Bang Theory” star Jim Parsons in DreamWorks Animation’s animated film Home, which hits theaters on March 27.