In addition to her demure photo spread, the pop star also speaks on being careful about finding romance again, following her 2009 domestic dispute with then boyfriend Brown.
“[I’m] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair,” she tells the magazine. “I have been conservative in my love life… it’s pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don’t let people in.”
As for choosing to work with her ex again on their track “Birthday Cake,” she says she didn’t see a problem with it.
“I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn’t see it that way because I’m in a different place.”
The “We Found Love” singer, 24, adds that she’s much more careful in relationships now as she’s been hurt in the past. “When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”
Rihanna is currently feeling a bit of loss as the singer took to her Twitter on Thursday while attending her grandmother’s wake in New York City.
“Dry cry, even tears… Even my heart cry but who cares?!” she wrote.
It was only two weeks ago that she began posting intimate photos of her spending time with her sick grandmother on Twitter.
She then proceeded to post a number of sweet and personal photos of herself with her gran over the years.