Hot Shot: Rihanna Gets Edgy For Armani

Published: Thursday 8th Sep 2011 by Sam

Try as she may, singing just isn’t Rihanna‘s thing.

Yet, oh can Ms. Fenty strike a pose. Case, point, example her new ad for Armani Jeans.

Snapped by Steven Klein, the shoot channeled classic film noir – with a contemporary twist.

The 23 year old looks stunning in the edgy shoot which was unveiled today, marking yet another endorsement deal for the model.

Should the industry wake up from the slumber that allowed her and her marginal talent to hit it big, she’ll always have her looks to fall back on. Cassie-style.

Until then, we’ll bask in the fierceness that is this shot. Work!


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  1. IS†ANN4GAGA September 8, 2011


  2. Only Miklo September 8, 2011

    Hater….. and yes she looks great.

  3. Carlos September 8, 2011

    Just like ROBYN C:

  4. Truth September 8, 2011

    WoW Sam, No lil to no shade …..even a compliment. I guess u can’t deny Hottness!!!! Go RIRI

  5. fab September 8, 2011

    sorry but she gave me caassie here>>>>>>>>cassie get out of that forehead

  6. truth September 8, 2011

    Oh Sam, don’t try and jump on that wagon now

  7. tyra September 8, 2011

    she looks great i just dnt like tht wig they plonked on her head sam stop shading rihanna already isshhh

  8. Auntie Jackie September 8, 2011


  9. i usually love everything September 8, 2011

    cute pic the shade wasn’t needed but never is tho

  10. jazzie September 8, 2011

    Cute where??? The hair is not becoming and she looks to damn skinny. But maybe they photoshop it to make her apear thin. Anyway that picture really makes her look like she has no hlips nor ass lol

  11. KD September 8, 2011

    For those of you who actually care (I’m guessing very few of you will) Ms. Rowland’s Lay It On Me screen shots have been released and the video looks S*** as FCUK.

    Oh Rihanna looks …

  12. Dramakinga September 8, 2011

    looking good Rhi Rhi…

    Dell giving free laptops because of a defect on 10,000 computers.. 4 next 24 hours only..s*** i got

  13. wendy September 8, 2011

    This b**** is really toxic. Poor J. Cole

  14. Those That Cannot Do, Stan September 8, 2011

    Hard as you shade her she’s still popular, still making millions, still top of the iTunes chart with people eager for her to endorse their products.

    Good luck with that TGJ. even if she falls off tommorow shes still made you her b****.

  15. wendy September 8, 2011

    Who give a flying f*** about her millions & itunes and all. The b**** is toxic.

  16. > September 8, 2011

    she looks different i like it.

  17. Kisses September 8, 2011

    I don’t like this picture, at all.

  18. aisha aguilera keys September 8, 2011

    How nice of u, Sam. Must have been hard for u to compliment Riri. I’m sure u cringed everytime u typed something flattering about her.

  19. aisha aguilera keys September 8, 2011

    Is that supposed to b her new hairstyle for the album she’s working on? Pic isn’t bad. Nothing special though.

  20. MissImpartial September 8, 2011

    Beyonce route.

  21. ㄕѺㄕ 尺Ѻㄚムしイㄚ ( 尺ŲÐ乇 乃Ѻㄚ ) September 8, 2011


    she still do it better than other h*** though !
    CASSIE WHO ?! 😯

    i still love you rihanna 🙂

    Love u c*** 😆 !! make them ad and jealous 😆 ! ESPECIALLY THAT B**** @SAM !

  22. Those That Cannot Do, Stan September 8, 2011

    Lol @ Wendy.

    And by toxic you mean successful. Gotcha.

  23. BE FAIR September 8, 2011


  24. lax September 8, 2011

    Hands Down The Baddest B*&^%**!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I see U RIHANNA, Her Navy Is so Thrilled!

  25. lax September 8, 2011

    Rihannais doing her thing, Folks
    No ifs, ands or Buts

  26. honeydip September 8, 2011


  27. wendy September 8, 2011

    @Those That Cannot Do

    No!! Every man she touches they become toxic. Poor J. Cole

  28. Yellow Gorillah September 8, 2011


    I LOVE IT!

    Like I said her beauty is Untouchable

    Am I the only one who has clocked that her past few photoshoot have been DARK! Is she hinting us about what the new album will sound and look like because these past photoshoot’s are given me Rated R GGGB Tease and I am HERE 4 THIS!

    Slaying everyone’s fav so effortlessly

  29. ㄕѺㄕ 尺Ѻㄚムしイㄚ ( 尺ŲÐ乇 乃Ѻㄚ ) September 8, 2011

    and @SAM :


    both can’t sing and they use s** , right ?!!!!



    cassie is nothing compare TO rihanna ! WHAT STYLE h** ?! that b**** keep living in RIHANNA’S RATED R ERA and copying her looks !

    bye jealous b**** 😆 !

  30. wendy September 8, 2011

    Meaning every man she been with something happens to them. She is so toxic. Poor J. Cole

  31. blue September 8, 2011

    STRIKE A POSE B****!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. Those That Cannot Do, Stan September 8, 2011


    Blame Jay Z for that, seriously he’s been doing J like Luda and Diddy do their proteges.

  33. wendy September 8, 2011

    You damn right she better work. Bey is having a baby so she might be out the game for a minute. Rihanna better keep that money coming in. That 360 contract tells it all

  34. wendy September 8, 2011

    Jay?? Jay did not tell Rihanna to make a s** tape now did he? You see when you drink alot you do things that you don’t remember.

  35. BJ September 8, 2011

    She gives me Beyonce. #JustSayin

  36. MissImpartial September 8, 2011

    Those don’t even look like jeans if I may add.

  37. truciebedford September 8, 2011

    she looks like Denise Huxtable in this pic!

  38. wendy September 8, 2011

    Well I know one thing you can’t have to much hips & ass for those jeans.

  39. NikNak September 8, 2011

    is that rihanna, that looks more like faith evens than rihanna….why do these big magazines photoshop her nose and face…

  40. NICKY September 8, 2011


  41. NICKY September 8, 2011






  42. wendy September 8, 2011

    Like I said before Rihanna better get those endorsements. She in that 360 contract and part of that money goes to her record label/managers. That toxic b**** poor J. Cole

  43. wendy September 8, 2011

    September 8, 2011 at 10:59 am
    is that rihanna, that looks more like faith evens than rihanna….why do these big magazines photoshop her nose and face

    Yea makes you wonder about that 2009 incident. That picture was also photoshop. Her turns is near KARMA is a b****

  44. Bitter b****** make me sick……. Throw up (queenbey) September 8, 2011

    Im sorry but this pic is f***** horrible!!!

    Is it that hard fot Rihanna stans to tell da truth????

    It dont even look like Rihanna is modeling jeans, it looks more like she’s modeling that sweater…..

  45. pauline September 8, 2011


  46. rihanna stan September 8, 2011


  47. wendy September 8, 2011

    Beyonce a flop? Well at least she not a toxic s***. Poor J. Cole

  48. rihanna stan September 8, 2011


  49. I KNOW RIGHT? September 8, 2011

    rihanna is only 23 , by the time she hits 30 like beyonce she will be doing better than floponce and floponce will be 37 yrs old all dried up on her 3rd child.

  50. smokey September 8, 2011

    Beyonce s***? Beyonce is married and having a baby. Rihanna on the other hand is the s*** in the music industry, now she has one more to add to that list J. Cole. Toxic B**** Poor J. Cole

  51. smokey September 8, 2011

    Poor Poor J. my man got the wrong end of the deal. That poor dude.

  52. MaZ September 8, 2011

    Wow they even retouch her >NOSE<.

    Armani racist or stategist?

  53. Chile Please!! September 8, 2011

    I love her but that short “Single White Female” hair cut is too much….what in the Justin Bieber is going on with that hair?? I can’t……..she looks like a leather d*** chick ready to ride a motorcycle. I see you girl! Vroom Vroom!

  54. Bobby Bulgaria September 8, 2011

    Go, Rihanna…

    Show Beyonce and Gaga how it’s done…

    So much better than both of them… 🙂

  55. Gilberto September 8, 2011

    She’s looking like Justin Bieber. I can’t. And, please, Rihanna, we know the only girl who can rock a blonde wig, and she isn’t you, b****. Swagger jacking Queen Beyoncé style.
    Haters, Beyoncé’s 4 is the best selling R&B album of the year. U MAD? She has sold more than Flopney Spears without any top 10 hit. I can’t. And I bet 4 will sell more than Rihanna’s Rated Flop, which it isn’t that hard because Rated Flop was a MASSIVE FLOP. And I believe 4 will sell more than Loud in US. I can’t. Riha… Def Jam even tried to sell Rated Massive Flop for 99 cents – that’s just PATHETIC HAHAHAHAHHA – yet everyone said “no thanks, b****!”. Don’t forget that Def Jam bought S&M and Only Girl’s #1 cuz we know without Def Jam’s money it wouldn’t have even debuted. Gotta love payola. Rihanna’s stans don’t forget about California King Size Massive Flop and Man Flop or whatever they are called. We know Def Jam just ran out of money after paying huge payola for Only Goat In The Farm, What’s My Flop and S&M, these songs didn’t even chart! I can’t.
    p.s. Where’s Rihanna’s s***** toilet water aka her perfume? Beyoncé’s Heat still is the best selling perfume made by a celebrity in 2011, and it was released a year ago.

  56. Ben September 8, 2011

    This pic is hottt besides the blonde hair .. Rihanna finally has a hair color that jus doesn’t work for her but she looks great .. Rihanna is no real entertainer she’s a product for this generation .. I love SOME of her music cuz its mindless and fun but ppl comparing her to beyonce and gaga (who I can’t stand but her talent is undeniable) is just soo ridiculous to me I always have to scroll up mid conversation and make sure its the rihanna were all talking about haha.. If her stans wana throw her singles sales around and compare an album that has been out since november 2010 to beyonce and gagas whose albums came out in may/june 2011 then go for it LOL just realize how stupid it sounds seeing as ALL beyonces and gagas previous albums have wiped the floor with rihannas entire disography and they’re both still selling, but I’m fine with throwing around sales be my guest, But when it comes to talent come on kids dnt make urself look stupid and go do some homework

  57. THE ICONIC LACEFRONCE RETURNS. September 8, 2011

    RiRi>>>>BLEACHonce (T***** Caca 😉 )

  58. ejd55 September 8, 2011

    Oh lord! I can’t sing. Can some one find me a producer quick? Peolpe who can’t sing can be famous and hit the #1 spot ten times.

  59. penny September 8, 2011

    Don’t really look like her. The face is different. I want to know why these magazines says someone is beautiful or whatever then change your looks to fit their magazines.. I am shock how these people can change your face and body like that. Well I guess they do it all the time in the movies but with makeup though.

  60. …. Nick …. September 8, 2011

    She what try to be??? Mybey she want to go bath.

  61. PopCulture King aka Jamir21: IStan4 Mike,Madge,Rih,Brit,Bey,Gaga,Mimi & Nicki !!! September 8, 2011


  62. ZANIA September 8, 2011

    She stated on twitter that she had to starve herself for this endorsement. They changed her nose and made her look skinner. So what is Rihanna teaching young girls who worship her, IF YOU WANT AN ENDORSEMENT STARVE YOURSELF AND CHANGE YOUR APPEARANCE TO BE SUCCESSFUL. THANK GOD ADELE IS SHOWING THE WORLD WHAT SUCCESS CAN DO WHEN YOU HAVE REAL TALENT. ITS NOT ABOUT LOOKS AND OR S** WHEN YOU HAVE TALENT, ADELE IS PROOF.

  63. commanderofthedancefloor September 8, 2011

    i don’t really like this photo shoot, i really like the one that they showed when people thought she had won the sexiest woman alive, it was so much sexier, but she didn’t actually win she was the executive’s choice.

    @EJD55, your saying that rihanna has no talent and can’t sing, so if you can’t sing you can still be famous and sell millions? why isn’t cassie selling like rihanna, rihanna doesn’t have the strongest voice but she can still sing, but cassie sure as hell can’t. why is it that she is not famous like rihanna since it is that simple, and why is kesha also not selling like rihanna, kesha still sells alot of albums but nothing near rihanna. how come rihanna is the only artist that fan sell millions of albums and still not sing? if it were the producers then there would be alot more artist that are doing what rihanna is doing. but there isn’t, so how come, please tell me why? PEOPLE WILL FIND WHAT EVER REASON THEY CAN TO HATE, GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH OF A LIFE THEY HAVE.

  64. Lewis ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !:D :) :D :) September 8, 2011

    Hahaha Jeans ads deserve for beatiful modles only not black woman fake

  65. DAVE September 8, 2011

    did they change her face the night of the incident , because photoshop can make you look so different.

    well you have to look hard to see it is her. her nose is so thin

  66. GRAPEFRUIT JUICE September 8, 2011


  67. I’ma have to send her to her maker September 8, 2011

    I’m gonna have to say no to the hair…wtf. And the whole picture period is just terrible. Whoever styled her needs to be fired ASAP.

  68. I’ma have to send her to her maker September 8, 2011

    @Gilberto “4” best selling album of the year?? DEAD. Sorry but I think Adele is….sorry, boo.

  69. MISHKA September 8, 2011

    No shade to Rih-Rih, congrats on her endorsement deal but nothing screams “ARMANI” here.

    I thought Armani was about class and divattitude. Oh well, I guess the recession is everywhere. It looks more like a Baby Phat campaign to me.

    Sorry but IIWII.

  70. i’m a billy goat…..baa, “i was robbed” September 8, 2011


  71. Another Star Will Be Born September 8, 2011

    Get That Doe Rihanna!!! Work It Chica! Please Go Back To Your Black Hair,it compliments your face.If you can’t for your endorsements that’s fine too.Work What With What You Have!

  72. Another Star Will Be Born September 8, 2011

    She looked cute in Nicki Minaj “Fly” video.Her Hair Was Nice.

  73. lax September 8, 2011

    to be truthful, its not what rihanna wanted in that photo it was what they
    wanted the ad to look like. Do stay tuned because this is only the beginning.
    And the BEY comparisons or Old & Tired, RIHANNA’S Album has done very
    well, very well indeed. But you Mindless Haters Know that already now don’t you?

  74. ohh September 8, 2011

    is that justin bieber?!

  75. savonn September 8, 2011

    wow she is givin’ me TLC’s T-boz Tea from this shot.

  76. nice_gurl September 9, 2011

    It doesn’t even look like Rihanna. I like her hair either brown or black, but not this.

  77. thereallola September 9, 2011

    LMFAO at this picture! RiHona looks so damn stupid, but at least she looks classy for once! It’s obvious that they photoshopped her big ass, wide ass gorilla nose and tried to make it like she has strong cheek bones. To be honest this barely looks like RiHona. RiHona is another one who isn’t photogenic. She uses tons of makeup and I wanna f*** faces in pics. Plus, the graphic designer always photoshops her “fierce” facial expressions to make them look believable.

  78. Gigi September 9, 2011

    Ooh…she really looks like Fefe Dobson in this shoot.

  79. commanderofthedancefloor September 9, 2011

    @THEREALOLA, oh yes because you were at all her photo shoots and you know exactly what happened with every photo that she has taken. you would have to be to know that she is always photo shopped and her facial expressions aren’t real. Lets see your photos, which armani shoots have you done? any photo shoots? NO, oh but you can judge rihanna as if you are some high profile model that makes millions on photo shoots, she is not photogenic but she has made millions off of photo shoots, so apparently she is photogenic. I MYSELF DON’T LIKE THE PHOTOS BUT it is one thing to give an opinion and another thing just to spew complete B*******!!!!!!!!!!

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