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Rihanna - ELLE's July Cover Girl Dishes On Her New Look, Her New Man And More

June 9th, 2010 10:42am EDT

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Rihanna shared some interesting stuff with ELLE magazine and is feature on the cover of the new issue, out June 15. Check out some of the stuff she shared...

On the album art for Rated R: "I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity-a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you've been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It's just us."

On her new beau: "I have a boyfriend. I'm so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it's so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family."

On designers she admires: "It's clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I'm a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci-that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren't afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure."

On the past year: "A year ago, I was very confused. Because he was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives-not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him-it was either-or. I just didn't want to feel the pain, the confusion."

To see more info and photos from the Rihanna cover shoot visit ELLE.com!

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