Rihanna covers Glamour with her natural hair: gorgeous or uninspired?


Rihanna covers the November issue of Glamour with a total poker face. This has been RiRi’s standard expression ever since the VMAs where she looked profoundly unimpressed with Miley Cyrus’ attention-seeking antics. Glamour hasn’t released any excerpts or the editorial yet, but they’ll probably surface soon enough. The “learning to be fearless again” headline sounds promising for an interview. This cover is rather different than what we’ve come to expect from Rihanna, who loves a good weave but has been going with a more natural curl lately.

The last time I covered Rihanna, a lot of you were surprised I didn’t mention her latest Twitter feud. I had missed the festivities because Rihanna had already deleted those tweets. Tweeting and deleting is so Kanye West, right? Thankfully Us Weekly has the scoop on Rihanna’s mean girling of Teyana Taylor:

And the claws come out! On Tuesday, Sept. 24, Rihanna got into her latest Twitter tussle, this time with up-and-coming singer Teyana Taylor. The war of words escalated quickly after Taylor, 22, posted a video of herself covering Anita Baker’s “Caught Up in the Rapture.”

Moments later, Rihanna tweeted an Instagram video of her hairstylist Yusef with a wig, snapback and sneakers (in an obvious jab at Taylor’s style), singing the exact same song. An irate Taylor then took the pair’s beef public in a series of since-deleted angry tweets.

“Don’t play wit me Rihanna,” she warned. “F–k all this industry s–t, YOU & I know each other VERY well. Throwing subs 4 wat? U got my #, don’t show off.”

Before the “Diamonds” singer could even respond, however, her legions of fans jumped to her defense, calling Taylor out for what they deemed a major offense.

Taylor held her own, however, tweeting that “y’all could bully everybody else & get away wit that sh-t but that sh-t ain’t one work ova here. so y’all could miss me with that NAVY sh-t.”

When Rihanna finally did reply, she was no less apologetic, telling Taylor (and her more than 31 million followers) that she “refuses” to help the other singer’s career.

“You will NOT get an @ from me! Not till you pay me!” she wrote, using the hashtags “no more free promo” and “I refuse.”

The pair pulled no punches in the conflict, with Rihanna first changing her Twitter background to the website Celebrity Net Worth, which noted Taylor’s assets at $500,000 versus Rihanna’s at $90 million. Taylor responded with her own background change, to a poorly photoshopped image of her as a boxer laying into Rihanna.

Both singers have since returned their Twitter pages to their regular settings and deleted the vast majority of the feuding tweets, though Rihanna still has a few errant tweets left over from the online shouting match.

“I hate broke bitches,” she concluded.

From Us Weekly]

I hate broke bitches.” How classy. I’m sure Rihanna was sitting around and acting like a square and not smoking a bowl while acting like an a-hole to a fellow singer and budding pop star. Comparing one’s own monetary worth to another’s is probably really hilarious when you’re baked. LOL. Why does Rihanna lower herself to such rude tactics? This isn’t going to help her keep fans any more than showing up four hours late to concerts will do. Rihanna might be riding high (har har) now, but we’ll see how she fares in a decade if she keeps this behavior going.

Here’s some new behind-the-scenes pictures from Rihanna’s “Pour It Up” video. That wig looks ridiculous.




Photos courtesy of Glamour & BadGirlRiRi on Instagram

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  1. Pastyousayyouneverknew says:

    That cover is gorgeous, damn. Her sex appeal is through the roof in that one!

    • Penny says:

      5 head in the house! Represent. One other of my beautiful 5 head Mars Attackish forehead kin folk is Tyra Banks. Thank you Rihanna & Trya for showing all little girls all over the country that we can rise above that feature and be sex symbols too!

  2. Lisa says:

    Her eyes look amazing. However that lipstick shade should be burned. Beyond that, she is gorgeous.

  3. Organic says:

    That cant possibly be her natural hair. One side was bald as recently as last month, no way its grown back that quick. Secondly, even if it did grow back and shes stayed off relaxers for afew months, that hair looks slightly texturised. (And I have factored in that she could have a type 4A hair texture)

  4. gilly says:

    Best she’s looked in many years, imo. Very pretty.

    • Liv says:

      Dark and short hair really suits her, she’s so beautiful.

      I expect her to have a meltdown anytime though. Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus are my candidates for rehab/therapy in the near future.

  5. bns says:

    She is stunning.

  6. blue marie says:

    she looks good with her natural hair, that cover is gorgeous

  7. janie says:

    She’s a beautiful gal with a great voice, but she is so trashy most of the time. She has so much talent it amazes me. I hope she doesn’t burn out before she hits 30.

  8. Applapoom says:

    She is pure sex on legs but she seems quite disturbed. Wonder if she will ever have a normal life?

  9. Allie says:

    Even though I am a broke bitch, I love her. And I also laughed at that statement.

  10. nj says:

    She is one of the most beautiful girl in the planet. She doesn’t need makeup or hair stylist. I’ve seen her photos bare-faced. In most of them she looks even more beautiful.

  11. doofus says:

    she’s beautiful, and the girl on that cover is beautiful…

    …but this is another case of the photoshoppers going overboard to the point that this picture looks like a girl who resembles Rihanna.

    I mean, yeah, I can tell it’s her, but WOW did they ever “alter” her face. I was trying to figure out exactly what it was, so I googled some pictures of her to see “unaltered” ones, and HOLY CRAP they whittled/narrowed her nose SO much.

    ETA: https://www.google.com/search?q=rihanna+pictures&client=firefox-a&hs=fTe&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=f3NJUrudHsWj4AOayIGgDg&ved=0CCsQsAQ&biw=1026&bih=593&dpr=1

    ETA part 2: my apologies, one of her post-Chris Brown assault is included in that google page.

    • missy says:

      yeah i agree. clearly photoshopped has made the cover image into a girl that merely resembles rihanna. real rihanna’s eyes are much further apart with a much broader nose. both are beautiful though

  12. judyjudy says:

    I’m distracted by her nails in that cover photo.

    For as much as she smokes, parties, and travels, she has really great skin.

    • Dhavynia says:

      Give her 10 yrs and she won’t have that great skin.
      She’s a knockout and she knows it but her stupid attitude gets under my skin.
      And IMO she acted unimpressed towards MC because her tantics are worse offstage
      Sorry for the rant but I hate comments like that, we all start from somewhere and her talent is meh in comparison to othet girls out there so she shouldnt be shaming someone with less money

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    She’s gorgeous and talented, and I’ve always had a soft spot for her and made excuses for her behavior, but I’m starting to think she’s just trashy and mean.

    • fingerbinger says:

      She does have a mean streak,but if you’re a celeb on Twitter you have to be mean. People say the weirdiest most horrible things. She is trashy too,but she’s young with a lot of money.

  14. Nicolette says:

    Very pretty girl. That’s about it.

    • Dawn says:

      ITA. Love her eyes and she has a great body but she is very young and should have a great body. I hate how she conducts herself however and that uglies her up all that drinking and drugging and zero taste in men.

  15. HouseofBeatrix says:

    Face is photoshopped to no end, which sucks, but I love the look. I think it’s impossible for Rihanna to look bad. She’s a gorgeous woman.

  16. lucy2 says:

    The cover is pretty, her behavior is not. The way she’s going, she’s going to be a broke bitch herself in a few years.

  17. Spring Season says:

    She looks like Joseline from “Love & Hip Hop in Atlanta” with these wigs she is wearing. To me she looks trashy, sorry.

  18. Pnnylne says:

    She looks great… but that is not her natural hair. Sorry to break it to you folks.

  19. Shelly says:

    Well, she is gorgeous, so yes, the cover is gorgeous. I quite like the hair on her.

  20. nicegirl says:

    Gosh she looks so pretty on the cover of Glamour.

    She sure does not seem that pretty inside though with the “I hate broke b-tches” crap. So I guess Rihanna hates me, now?


  21. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    We’ve already seen everything natural Rihanna’s got, so why not hair?

  22. fabgrrl says:

    She is drop dead gorgeous, I’ll give her that.

  23. shelley says:

    I wish this article fully described the twar between Rihanna and Teyana. Teyana went on to call out Rihanna for being a music industry slut…which everyone knows to be true and is one of the reasons Chris dumped her for good. Im glad she stood up for herself. Teyana def won that round.

    I hate cyber bullying. Rihanna is so classless. I’ll listen to her music becoz the execs get her the best songs but I cannot handle her as a person.

  24. Bread and Circuses says:

    Dang, she is so pretty. And talented. And I hope she yanks herself off this dark road she’s gotten onto.

    • ORLY says:

      The article didn’t go on because outside the “hiphop” community, no one cares about this feud. Also, no one knows this teyana chick.

  25. Janet says:

    That’s not her natural hair, it’s either a wig or a curly perm. Either way, she looks good in it.

  26. Claudia says:

    Question– what happens if you go to a concert and the music act takes hours and hours to show… so much so, that you just end up leaving after a while? Do people usually get refunds in that situation, even if the artist did eventually show up? Just curious. I don’t think I’ve ever been to a set where the singer/band was more than a tiny bit late.

  27. shelley says:

    what does “hiphop” mean? are you trying to say white people don’t care about the feud??? *eye roll*

    • ORLY says:

      Shelley, don’t be ridiculous. Hiphop community means exactly what it’s supposed to mean. The community of people who pay attention to hiphop which includes all races. Why must everything be about black or white?

  28. RobN says:

    They’ve shaved off half her nose in that cover photo and that isn’t her hair, but yeah, other than that, she’s quite stunning.

  29. littlestar says:

    I don’t believe Rihanna is worth 90 million. I have no doubt she’s well off, but not that well off. Wasn’t there an article on this site sometime last year that even said Rihanna wasn’t doing too well financially???

  30. J7 says:

    Beautiful on the outside, thats all.

  31. Naddie says:

    I always thought her face is perfect, it’s surprising that she’s never been a model. I also don’t know why people justify her shitty demeanor with her age. She’s 25, not 15.

  32. Jo says:

    Hi Bedhead, I don’t know if she was just bored and picking a random fight with Teyana. I saw an instagram picture of Drake with Teyana http://instagram.com/p/ZZ4A78DQCj/# Maybe their rivalry stems from fighting over a man. I know it sounds silly, but I wouldn’t put it past them.

    • Jen says:

      Ya Jo, Rihanna been posting Drake promo pics on her Instagram today lol, this tetayna is prob on her nerves bad lol. sounds like tetayna trying to claw her way to the top. <3 u Riri!

  33. A Fan says:

    She should be seen and not heard.

  34. Jag says:

    She lowers herself that way because she is that way. She hasn’t changed since turning into whatever you’d call her when she was with Brown.

    I haven’t watched television in quite some time, and MTV even longer than that, so please tell me something: do these “singers” truly prance around in webbing with everything showing in their videos? I refuse to give them the view clicks so won’t check on youtube.

  35. Sah says:

    Why is she so pretty?!

  36. RJ says:

    As a woman of color, I really want her to represent and be a strong role model for young ladies. Sadly, she appears to be a classless asshole (or at least behaves like one much of the time). Sniffle.

  37. LilyT says:

    BEYOND gorgeous. The woman is a goddess.

  38. Steve says:

    Are you people KIDDING? I can’t see beyond that nose and forehead and yes they DID shave off half of her nose for this pix! She’s NOT attractive and can barely sing. She write music, everyone writes music FOR her to sing! FUGLY!