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Rihanna, V Magazine 95

Steven Klein

She doesn't call herself BadGalRiRi for nothing, right?

Rihanna is once again stripping down to her skivvies, this time for a neon-themed spread in V magazine where she opens up about her highly anticipated—and still fairly secret—eighth studio album.

The Grammy winner admitted that she's been working her buns off since her last album was released, despite critics saying that she went on a two-year break.

"I didn't actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I've ever worked. I've been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance, a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I've also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future." Questions?

Rihanna, V Magazine 95

Steven Klein

RiRi also dished that fans are going to be surprised by her new material, similarly to how her first single "FourFiveSeconds" was met with mixed reaction.

"The thing that made me fall in love with ['FourFiveSeconds'] is the juxtaposition of the music and the lyrics. When you read the lyrics it's a completely different song than what you are hearing. The music is easygoing, but the lyrical content is very loud and in your face. In performing this, the key was to make sure the aggression wasn't lost."

Rihanna, V Magazine 95

Steven Klein

She continued, "[The album] is soulful and aggressive, whether it's lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice."

And considering she's one of the most famous singers in the world, Rihanna admitted to the mag that privacy is more of an abstract concept nowadays.

Rihanna, V Magazine 95

Steven Klein

"Do I even give a dick about that anymore?" she asked when pressed about keeping her personal life under wraps.

RiRi added that nothing holds her back from expressing herself, be it via social media or other creative outlets.

"I run away from anything that does not stimulate me. I often find myself gravitation toward the underground. There is a certain creative freedom there that you can't experience anywhere else."

The "Bitch Better Have My Money" singer's issue of V will hit stands on May 7.