Rihanna Stuns For Essence Magazine

Published: Thursday 14th Jan 2021 by Sam

Rihanna is no stranger to covers and kicks off 2021 a’front of the January/February issue of Essence Magazine.

The singer/entrepreneur is no stranger to firsts either. Which is exactly what the stunning spread is.

Because, for the first time in the publication’s 50 year history, the much lauded  Lorna Simpson was commissioned to interpret modern-day beauty in collaboration with RiRi.

‘Of Earth & Sky’ is the end product.

It’s billed as an original photographic collages – comprised of the cover shot and 12-page portfolio. 

On working with Rih, multi-award winner Simpson said:

“[Collaborating] with Rihanna and ESSENCE magazine is quite incredible. As an artist, I’m able to deliver these unusual images of someone who is so well-known and so recognizable… It’s an amazing opportunity.”

The Bajan superstar – who just launched her Fenty Skin line globally – concurred, adding. “It’s a natural trifecta,” she said. “It’s like magic.

Check out the ethereal shoot below…


Here’s hoping the constant flow of shoots and visuals will be paired with new music imminently.

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: Essence / Lorna Simpson]

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  1. DC3 FOREVER January 14, 2021


    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

      The 4th pic😂🤣😂 looks like half of her head got chopped off🤳🏿🤳🏿🤳🏿 Chinese monk vibe

      • Long Dong Black Kong 🍆 January 14, 2021

        I’m about to say. LMFAO. More like a Garlic head 🧄

      • Bebo January 14, 2021

        The shoot is so bad lol wha they thinking about

  2. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

    😂🤣😂whats on her head?? Glad she realizes her forehead are huge💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 she rather goes bald 👨🏽‍🦲

  3. tyty January 14, 2021

    Fenty beauty is not black owned…Rihanna has been duping the public. She owns 15% and according to the LinkedIn Fenty beauty do not employ any black women or men in any of the top positions in fenty beauty. The only minority employed is an Asian woman.

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

      So what? You are a high maintenance Psycho b I t c h💁🏿. Smh. Are you hating Asian people or what? Just because they have light skinned???? Wow! You are extreme & evil as hell. Go kill yourself and no one will miss you at all. You are just a piece of worthless tofu skin💩💩💩💩

      • tyty January 14, 2021

        This is the sum total of how you write and think jfjdiskskodoodkjdhgfysiieodomfhfyfifodlkwjdhcuisjshcjv.


    • Datred23 January 14, 2021

      Why are you so concerned about Rihanna’s businesses! Always pressed and jealous over her success name another female celebrity who has done entrepreneurship like her … I’ll wait …

      • tyty January 14, 2021

        Jealous of a fake and a liar the nhevi always think Rihanna is untouchable meanwhile she is dating a colorist who doesn’t care about BLM and touting nonsense about black owned and exclusivity meanwhile, she is a glorified brand ambassador who’s company doesn’t employ not one single black person. Selling lies and fallacies. Y’all love calling everyone washed up, old or fat bragging but Her fashion line which was a massive flop she doesn’t even mention it anymore. Kylie jenner owns more of her brand than Rihanna does hers. Stfu I will call out any black celebrity who claims social awareness and has speeches about black girl magic but has 72 employees and in top jobs and none of them are black. I was spending money of fenty beauty thinking that s*** was black owned.

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

        Tofu bish just checked out from her mental hospital. Can someone send her back A.S.A.P? She’s being very unstable right now. 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿

      • tyty January 14, 2021

        You are like the hype man that came free of charge with the package trying to get in on the action but nobody paying you attention. 🤡

      • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) January 14, 2021

        😂🤣😂🤣 but I still got u to reply my comments. U are so busted! Tofu bish 💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿u really like to fight, don’t cha?

    • Datred23 January 14, 2021

      Funny how you mention Kylie when she in fact sold most of her company to COTY so she could have a similar deal like Rihanna ….guess it’s more lucrative to have someone pay to have your product at millions of locations. 💁🏻‍♀️

  4. Hmmm… January 14, 2021

    For the last few years, she’s been serving some serious Old Maid, Spinster vibes

    • Datred23 January 14, 2021

      Must not have seen her new fenty savage campaign video ! She broke the internet yesterday so 🔥

      • Hmmm… January 14, 2021

        Sis, we’ve noticed that her looks have been fading for years now. Not looking like a pale Frigidaire in one campaign video doesn’t change that. And Lori Harvey and MBJ was a bigger news story than whatever video you’re talking about. The internet is very much still in tact. 😭

  5. Swirly January 14, 2021

    She doesn’t look good anymore. Just a few years ago, the Navy were calling certain artists “old” and “fat”. Now look at yall fave………..

    • Datred23 January 14, 2021

      Check out her new savage fenty campaign she looked fire and broke the internet yesterday

      • Swirly January 14, 2021

        I saw them and wasn’t moved. She looks tired in the face. She could stand to lose a few pounds. That THING she once had is gone. It’s like the spark in her eye has disappeared. She built a career off of hit singles, beauty and fashion. I can’t find the beauty or fashion these days.

  6. We Are the Grandchildren of the Slaves You Couldn’t Kill January 14, 2021


  7. Unnatural January 14, 2021

    Can I get that last one as poster?!😍

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