Rihanna is totally on top of the world. She’s a Grammy-winning singer, a movie star on the rise and a fashion and beauty icon with her own lingerie and makeup lines. Like any successful lady celeb, though, Rihanna faces a fair amount of critique for her physical appearance. She just has the confidence to love herself no matter how she looks, day in and day out.
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September issue of @britishvogue, styled by @edward_enninful and shot by @nick_knight, on newsstands Friday August 3. Wearing a @prada dress and gloves @savagexfenty lace body. Hair by @yusefhairnyc, make-up by @isamayaffrench using @fentybeauty, floral artistry by @azumamakoto, nails by @jennynails and set design by @tomotattle
Us Weekly reports that Rihanna graces the cover of British Vogue’s September 2018 issue; in the accompanying interview, she opens up about how her body changes and how she embraces its natural curves. When the magazine asked why she thinks so many fans have a crush on her, she said, “I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m ‘thicc’ now. I don’t know.”
“I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs. I’ll lose some but not all,” she said. “And I think of my boobs like ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!’ But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.”
According to Us, Rihanna also told British Vogue, “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies.”
It can be hard to accept natural weight fluctuations, especially in Western diet culture, in which fatness is considered a moral evil. It’s pretty refreshing to see someone like Rihanna — whose style is always impeccable — open up about being confident in her body at any size and any shape.