As one of today’s most enduring pop stars, we’ve seen Rihanna wear plenty of hats throughout her musical career, from cheeky island belle to Gaga’d-out Rude Girl. But none seem to be as inspiring, both to us and her, as her current confident and curvy self.
Rihanna is taking her signature style to the cover of the latest issue of British Vogue, where she talked candidly about her body image, joking that “I’m ‘thicc’ now.” And even if the popstar plans to start work work work work working out again, she hopes her routine doesn’t rob her of the body she’s come to love and embrace: “I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs.”
This isn’t the first time everyone’s favourite Barbadian has preached her inspiring brand of body positivity, sharing her secret to dismissing online body shamers and haters to not-British Vogue earlier this year. Her weapon of choice? A blend of self-confidence and not-giving-a-fuck: “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly,” adding that “I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies.” And if her words of wisdom still aren’t enough for you, maybe remembering the epic Gucci Mane meme she clapped back at the body shamers with will be:
Rihanna’s full interview can read tomorrow in British Vogue’s September fashion issue—of which the singer also happens to be the first black cover model. In