You really didn’t think Rihanna was going to let Beyonce steal her crown without a fight, did you? Queen Bey set eyes agog last week when she introduced the sport of underwear football to the world in the pages of GQ, and with a Super Bowl halftime show, Destiny’s Child reunion and possible new solo album to promote, the odds were good that B could challenge for the Nakedest Pop Star of 2013 title.
But Rihanna didn’t get to be the Nakedest Pop Star of 2012 by resting on her laurels. If Beyonce thinks she can just claim the throne without a fight, she’s got another thing coming. Behold Rihanna’s landmark seven covers for the February/March issue of Complex, each themed for one of her albums, (yes, despite recent events the numerology thing is still going on) which demonstrate Rih-Rih’s scantily-clad magazine cover game is still second to none. Just take a look—she even wears pants in some!
Also, it’s worth clicking over to read the profile, which delves into the intense relationship Rihanna has with the #Navy, and also contains some helpful selfie advice:
“Get a good light,” she says, adjusting the Prada Minimal Baroque glasses on the bridge of her nose. Her heavy gold necklace slinks around the front of her black adidas sweatshirt as she turns to order spaghetti semplice from the server. “Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day,” she says with a laugh. Rihanna enunciates every word and hits every consonant, her hands dancing as she talks. “If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce.”