Rihanna Covers Vogue & Says Her Voice Isn't Why She's Successful


Rihanna Covers Vogue & Says Her Voice Isn’t Why She’s Successful

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Photo Credit: Vogue

Photo Credit: Vogue

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

The very gorgeous Rihanna landed yet another Vogue cover, and the Bajan beauty is once again getting completely honest in her interview. Not too long after the singer admitted she can understand why people may get the impression that she drinks and parties a lot, she’s also admitting now to Vogue that she feels there are more talented singers out here, but her voice isn’t why she’s a star.

Rihanna says:

“It’s not all down to my voice. There’s people with way more talent than I when it comes to singing. Bigger voices. But people want to know who you are. Fashion is a clear indication, a way to express your attitude, your mood.”


And Rihanna also did one of the realest things ever when the topic of her hair came up:

“It’s not my hair, but the girl who donated it, she’s the bomb,” says Rihanna. “Black girls never let anyone see this,” she adds, pulling apart the locks at the back of her head to show me the intricate workings of the false hair, which is woven into a net attached to her own. “I have two main hair people I work with. They’re always with me. I’m like, ‘I’m bored! I wanna change my hair!’ That’s the good thing about a weave. You can do whatever with it.”


We just have to respect Rihanna’s honesty in an industry that doesn’t encourage it.

Check out her Vogue cover below:

rihanna vogue cover

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  1. SMH

    February 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    This is why I love her. She’s real and understands that it takes more than talent to do well in the music business. Say what you want, but you can have all the talent in the world and still never become a star.

    • The Truth

      February 18, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Sadly you’re right. It takes so much more to blow up now.

  2. Queen

    February 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

    I can respect her honesty here. She has that “it” factor and that’s so important nowadays.

  3. Anonymous

    February 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

    Well at least she can admit she’s not a great singer, at all. I still love her though. I can relate to her a lot.

  4. Jasmine

    February 18, 2014 at 11:46 am

    What kind of cover is this sh-t?!

  5. Get Busy

    February 18, 2014 at 11:47 am

    She’s a very real person. I love her.

  6. Fashionista

    February 18, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I hate her outfit on this cover. Vogue could have came harder than that.

  7. Anonymous

    February 18, 2014 at 11:50 am

    She’s also the right complexion and she’s attractive. There’s no doubt that those two factors have helped her make it as well.

  8. Gabriella

    February 18, 2014 at 11:52 am

    She is honest and I respect her for that.

  9. Im Sayin

    February 18, 2014 at 11:53 am

    I think Rihanna is underestimating herself. I think she can hold a note. And she can sound really good when she wants to. But she’s really successful because of her personality. She has a lot of personality and isn’t afraid to live life on her own terms. That’s very appealing to a lot of people. Myself included. 🙂

  10. Anonymous

    February 18, 2014 at 11:54 am

    This chick is growing on me. Darn it UB! LOL!

    • Get Busy

      February 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

      Welcome to the dark side. We have cookies and weed.

      • Ratchet Queen

        February 18, 2014 at 12:01 pm

        LMBO! That damn Navy! Y’all are a trip.

      • Anonymous

        February 18, 2014 at 12:06 pm


      • v

        February 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

        lol @ cookies and weed… HA!

      • Cherry

        February 19, 2014 at 1:14 pm

        LMAO y’all are hilarious!

  11. v

    February 18, 2014 at 11:54 am


  12. Navy

    February 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    My fave just always keeps it real. Love you Rih!

  13. King Bey

    February 18, 2014 at 11:56 am

    She looks pretty. And I can’t knock her honesty. #shrugs

  14. Veronica

    February 18, 2014 at 11:57 am

    She’s right and this actually applies to all areas of life. You can have a lot of talent and still never make it in anything you do. Dedication is what it takes to be successful. I think that’s why Bey and Rih are where they are today. Both are very driven and they work all the time. To win you have to be willing to dedicate yourself to the work required to get on top.

  15. Calypso Candy

    February 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    She reminds me of a young Lisa Bonet here for some reason to me. Nice cover.

  16. Libra

    February 18, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Love her! Gotta respect her self evaluation

  17. liars

    March 26, 2014 at 3:03 am

    she said all her jewelry is from Claire’s
    not all.

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