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Rihanna Sunbathes in a Technicolor Dreamscape on New Cover

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A platinum blonde Rihanna will convince you that you, too, can pull off bright blue eyeshadow, frosty pink lips, and a highlighter yellow fur for your next pool party. It's easy! Just wrassle Big Bird on a lawn chair! You got this!

The Barbadian spread for V Magazine, shot by Steven Klein, features Queen Rih hanging around Mobil gas tanks, inside a pool on a floating beach chair, and enjoying a pink popsicle.

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In the accompanying story, when asked if she cares about privacy, Rihanna responded, "Do I even give a dick about that anymore?" And when accused of living for two seconds, or rather, taking a two-year breather, she set records straight:

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 [socks], 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.

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