Black excellence isn’t getting better than this with Rihanna gracing the cover of Essence. The international star sent her fans into frenzy when she recently unveiled the snaps from her photoshoot. And Oh boy! Everything is extra and out of this world, just the same way we’d describe Rihanna. The Love On The Brain hitmaker has been busy the entire 2020. While most people were forced to take the longest break of their entire lives in quarantine, our girl Ri has been a busy bee.
From teaming up with Twitter’s founder Jack Dorsey to donate $5 million to advocating the BLM movement, Rihanna knew just how to utilize her influence. And who could forget the time she was vocal about voting Trump out of the white house? She did play her role as an influential woman remarkably. That said, it shouldn’t be a wonder if we choose her as our everyday woman crush.
Now that the work of 2020 is done and dusted, I don’t see any other perfect time that Essence could’ve caught up with her. There’s so much to talk about, from her successful business endeavors to just being BadGal RiRi as we know her. But I doubt that her highly anticipated album is up for discussion.
The singer turned businesswoman completed her album dubbed R9 around early 2020. However, she chose to postpone the release date as she had other things on her plate. After all, she isn’t the only one who made the choice because of the pandemic. Other celebrities like Drake and Normani have also decided to wait until things finally settle down.
Rihanna teamed up with the incredible and talented Lorna Simpson to give us the never-seen before photographic collages. It’s no secret that everyone is still in awe of the end result of their collaboration. As much as there’s so much to talk about these photos, each one of us is still struggling to put our words together.
Meanwhile you can have the pleasure of devouring in this work of beauty meets art brought to life by Lorna Simpson. Nobody will judge you for admiring too much.