Go ahead, let the behind-the-scenes footage from the March 2015 Harper's Bazaar cover story — starring sea goddess Robin Rihanna Fenty — play on a continuous loop. There's something about the patron saint of zero fux nimbly and mightily diving into the salty and predatory waters after some sea dogs while donning an orange one-piece that's just calming.
Just reflect for a minute: Rihanna didn't avoid the shark. The shark avoided Rihanna. Rihanna's not wearing scuba gear. The Harper's Bazaar crew is. Why? Because what's a shark to a straight up beast?! Bruh.
The cover — featuring a gilded Rihanna in a bronze Balmain jumpsuit — comes on the heels of a busy week for the pop polymath: there was the video release for her "FourFiveSeconds" single, a pre-Super Bowl performance, and a considerable amount of buzz around a potential tour with Kanye West (#blessings). Seems as if we are living in the golden era of Riri.
Photos via Harper's Bazaar and Norman Jean Roy
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