Riri On British Vogue's Latest Cover
Queen Riri has left us in awe since her groundbreaking performance at the Super Bowl last week. Her comeback to the stage after seven years and the news of another baby, suggested by a cute baby bump spotted in the chic red jumpsuit she wore, had managed to make headlines as sensational news.
Now, it feels like the 34-year-old Barbadian singer is just getting started as she graces the March edition of the vogue cover with her son and partner, ASAP Rocky. She looks effortlessly stunning in the black halter-style gown with high slits and a shimmering neckline she wore. ASAP, on the other hand, wears an all-leather look and a diamond necklace while holding their son. The scenery shows them walking on a beach with their boy looking all bubbly with excitement.
Vogue's March Edition was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by British Vogue's Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful.
The singer was photographed and interviewed before her baby bump started to show and shared in-depth conversations with Vogue about motherhood, her music, and life in general.
"LEGENDARY"; Rihanna Sums Up Her Motherhood Experience
Rihanna explains that she and her baby daddy, Asap Rocky had to figure out the early days of parenting together after their son was brought home " cold turkey". She admitted to Vogue how paranoid it feels to be trusted with a baby.
"Man, you’re a zombie for the most part; then you’re so paranoid. Because you’re like: they trusted us to come home with this baby? This new life? With us?".
Recall that the singer welcomed her first child last year after a pregnancy photo shoot that buzzed the internet for a while. When asked how much motherhood had impacted her life since then, she narrates how much of a difference it is and describes it as mentally draining, though "Legendary".
"You don’t remember life before. That’s the craziest thing ever. There are photos of my life before – but the feeling, the desires, the things that you enjoy, everything, you just don’t identify with it because you don’t even allow yourself mentally to get that far ... Because it doesn’t matter," Rihanna said.
She also spoke about her postpartum struggles with finding something to wear even though her pregnancy was marked with fashion moments.
"You don’t know what to put on. Everything is too small or too big. You kind of just gotta wait it out otherwise, you end up buying so many clothes you’re not going to use. Well, unless you get pregnant again," She said.
"Geeked For The Super Bowl"
When asked about her mindblowing performance at the Super Bowl last week, the singer recounts that it feels like she was "geeked" into agreeing to perform at the Super Bowl. She explained that it was surprising that she agreed to take on the performance since she hadn't been on stage for seven years, but her current phase as a mother must have pumped the needed confidence into her.
"You’re geeked on a challenge like that because you know what your body just did. You feel this sense of ‘Nothing is impossible," she said
Fans Might Get A New Music "This Year"
Reactions from fans trailed her recent performance at the Super Bowl. Many are expecting a "new album" or world-tour announcement but they've gotten none since the show. In her interview with the fashion magazine on when the release of a new album was likely to happen, the new mum explained that she wants it to be "this year" too.
"I want it to be this year. Like, honestly, it’d be ridiculous if it’s not this year. But I just want to have fun. I just want to make music and make videos," She announced.
Rihanna says she's felt so much pressure since her last music album, "Anti". She admitted that she feels like her next album should at least be better if it's going to be worth the wait.
"There’s this pressure that I put on myself. What if it’s not better than ("Anti") then it is not even worth it," she said. "It’s not the right way to look at music because music is an outlet and a space to create, and you can create whatever."