Complex magazine decided to celebrate the success of Rihanna's seventh album "Unapologetic" by featuring her on seven different covers for the February/March 2013 issue.
Magazine editor Soo-Young Kim accompanied the "Diamonds" singer in her infamous "777" tour, where she took 265 journalists and fans to seven countries in seven days on 777 Boeing planes in November.
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Kim was able to steal a few answers from the 24-year-old pop singer whose latest studio effort, "Unapologetic," debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released in November. Rihanna discussed her childhood, public image, Instagram and defended her duet "Nobody's Business" with on-and-off again boyfriend Chris Brown.
The Bajan beauty revealed why she titled the album "Apologetic:"
"When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It's raw. That's why the album is called Unapologetic."
She defended her racy antics by admitting that she was always "rude" when she was child. She added, "I got my a** beat by my mother for that. Most of the time it was because of my mouth."
The singer has attracted a somewhat negative public image that she admitted to and said it is because "people take the little bit of information they're fed, and they draw a picture of who you are." That information the media provides, "most of the time it's wrong," she said. Rihanna also offered Kim advice on how to take good pictures for Instagram and why she has taken so many photos on the social media site.
"Get a good angle on what's working for you that day. If it's boobs, make sure you hit that. If it's face, make sure it's fierce," she said.
"It's narcissistic, but whatever-everyone does it," she added. "I'm capturing personality... Everybody has their thing they like or don't like to see. It's all in your head. That's why people take their own pictures, because it's difficult for someone else to capture what you seek."
Kim also asked the pop singer if her relationship with Brown is "nobody's business," then why did she record the song with him?
"Pardon me? It's the truth. Remember?" Rihanna replied. "It's a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You're still asking me questions about it so clearly you don't know."
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