Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Left Shark, Right Shark, Rihanna Shark: Three's a Trend

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Photo: Harper's Bazaar

The sea predator is having a big week, hopping from the Super Bowl's stage over to a major magazine cover. Rihanna's latest shoot for Harper's Bazaar was photographed by Norman Jean Roy and depicts her in the clutches of Jaws, the killer creature from the deep. The "FourFiveSeconds" singer casually swims with three eight-foot sand tiger sharks, in honor of the classic film's 40th anniversary. In the interview, RiRi talks thick skin, Steven Spielberg, and what it's like to swim with sharks—metaphorically and physically.