Rihanna Talks Love, Music & Body Image with Harper's Bazaar August 2012

Posted Friday July 6, 2012 10:39 AM GMT

Landing herself another high profile magazine gig, Rihanna graces the cover of the August 2012 issue of Harper's Bazaar.

The 24-year-old Barbadian singer glistens in gold while rocking a Tom Ford Fall Winter 2012/13 ensemble for the Camilla Akrans shot front page while opening up about love, career, her personal style, and more.

Set to hit newsstands on July 17th, highlights from Rihanna's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Harper's Bazaar!

On her controversial collab with Chris Brown:
"I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn't see it that way because I'm in a different place."

On love:
"I have been conservative in my love life… it's pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don't let people in."

On how she's yet to open up again in relationships, after being so badly hurt in the past:
“When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”

On her svelte frame:
"I don’t know if there’s something going on with my body right now, but I’m eating everything in life!” she laughs. “I miss my a**. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it’s not living up to its full potential right now.”

Photo Credit: Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar

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