Rihanna is the cover girl for the May 2012 issue of ELLE Magazine. Striking a fierce pose and showing off her gorgeous green eyes with a piercing stare at the camera, RiRi looks absolutely beautiful in the cover shot. The Grammy-winning pop star is as bold as she is beautiful in the interview for the cover story, as she discusses everything from her reconciliation with her ex Chris Brown, having kids one day (possibly soon…or not), and finding herself a man to have those kids with.
On the incident with Chris Brown liberating her: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, f*ck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
On handling the backlash for reconciling with Chris: “The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
On having kids: “It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”
On finding that man: “I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”
Rihanna’s Elle cover issue hits newsstands on April 17.
See some behind the scenes photos from Rihanna’s shoot here, and take a look at a few shots from the spread below: