Having released seven albums in seven years, Rihanna knows a thing or three about longevity in the modern music industry. Case, point, her new scantily clad shoot for Complex magazine.
Digging into her trusty bag of tricks, the Bajan stage parader strips off to her bare essentials in a bid to whip up interest in her latest LP ‘Unapologetic’ – a title which is all-too apt given the approach she and her team have to her career.
For, since 2005, emphasis has not been placed on bringing her talent or consistency up to be on-par with her “star”. No. Instead, each album campaign seems to bring with it a bevy of opportunities to show us her goodies, cookies, and other particulars.
Now, of course, it goes without saying that she looks sorts of fierce in these latest snaps. But in the wake of the solid vocal showings she’s been displaying with ‘Diamonds’ and ‘Stay’ as of late, we’d much prefer to see Brand Rih shift gears a bit and embrace (if even a little) an image that celebrates her long-overdue strides vocally.
Perhaps when that occurs she too will be afforded opportunities such as the Super Bowl and presidential inaugurations.
Pending then, peep more pics of Rih below…