As a superstar you can expect the rough with the smooth. And having been chased from a muddy field by an angry farmer for posing topless on his land, Rihanna was certainly due some luck.
Today the risque R&B singer finds herself on the cover of style bible Vogue.
In the front picture she presents an almost sophisticated look with a Monroesque pout and blonde hair.
Inside, however, she’s back to her old tricks – posing more provocatively and revealing every inch of her legs against some rusty girders. She also sports a natty beret.
Rihanna has courted controversy with a series of edgy videos – including being tied up and taped to the wall with clingfilm in the video to her hit ‘S&M’.
But in a Vogue interview, the singer insists: ‘That’s not me. That’s a part I play. You know, like it’s a piece of art… I just want to make music.’ The singer, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, said that life with her parents, Monica Braithwaite and Ronald Fenty, a former crack addict, triggered her rebellious attitude.
‘I saw too much. I was way too mature for my age,’ she revealed.
Last week, the singer ended up being humiliated when farmer Alan Graham, 61, halted a racy video shoot on his land at Bangor, County Down.
He had agreed for one of his fields to be used but protested when he spotted her stripping down to a bikini made up of red handkerchiefs.