Rihanna lands yet another magazine cover, this time, Complex's first issue of 2013, where she flaunts her unapologetic attitude in the spread. The photos are above, but she also granted the mag an interview, which was conducted during a sit down at Giorgio Baldi, her favorite restaurant in Santa Monica.
Below are highlights from the interview. Read the full story and see more photos at Complex.com.
On her Instagram page: "It's narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it," she says. "I'm capturing personality ... Everybody has their thing they like or don't like to see. It's all in your head. That's why people take their own pictures, because it's difficult for someone else to capture what you seek."
On how her followers view her on Instagram: "People take the little bit of information they're fed, and they draw a picture of who you are," she says. "Most of the time it's wrong."
On her 12 #1 singles / being the youngest solo artist to hit the mark: "It's all about growth."
On her latest album: "When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It's raw. That's why the album is called Unapologetic. I held back before. I didn't show a lot of myself. I was very guarded, I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, 'F*** it.' What's the worst that can happen? They'll hate me? They've done that before."
On her hit single "Diamonds": "It was so inspiring and uplifting," she says. "It was giving me hope, that song. I was tired of angry love songs. Love doesn't always have to be about breakups, and 'We're never going to be together again.' It could be sweet. It could be, 'Hell yeah! We're diamonds!' "
On the "Nobody's Business" duet with Chris Brown: "It's nobody's business"