Rihanna shows off her modelling skills in behind-the-scenes footage for Complex shoot
13:45 GMT, 16 January 2013
15:23 GMT, 16 January 2013
It’s no secret that Rihanna enjoys being in front of the camera lens, whether that be a professional shoot or a personal one.
So following the unveiling of her seven Complex magazine covers, the publication have released an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of the Roc Nation star on set.
In the clip the 24-year-old showcases various characters as she celebrates her hold on the charts with her seventh album Unapologetic.
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Snap: Complex magazine have released an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip of Rihanna’s cover shoot
A fan of the flashing lights: Rihanna has proven time and time again that she isn’t camera shy
Scarlet lipstick: The 24-year-old showed off her as she fluttered her long eyelashes
Directed by Evan Rogers, the video which lasts just over two minutes, sees Rihanna mucking about before she takes to the white backdrop to have her picture taken.
Edited to a track entitled Pour It Up – taken from her latest album, the singer takes her time to look through a few Polaroid snaps of herself before picking up her iPhone to capture a few more shots.
Clearly loving the concept of the photoshoot, the Barbados-born performer dances around the set in between her outfit changes.
No time to say she’s sorry: The singer smiles as she sits on a stool with a camera around her neck
Talk That Talk: Kitted out in pieces by French fashion house Chanel, Rihanna sticks out her tongue in an attempt to recreate her sixth album cover
Number five: Symbolising Loud the Only Girl In The World singer wore a large pink bow in her hair and a floral bikini as she accessorised with pieces of large gold jewellery
Looking for trouble? Rihanna wears an all black leather ensemble as she moves to the dark side illustrating the feel of her Rated R record which was released following her split from Chris Brown
Proving to be a chameleon, Rihanna showcases her acting skills as she creates a different persona as she embodies each album.
For her first three albums – Music of the Sun, A Girl Like Me and Good Girl Gone Bad – she appears to be keep her poses cute as she wears a shade of pale pink lipstick.
Moving onto her look for Rated R, the singer, real name Robyn Rihanna Fenty, opted for an all black ensemble with her rock star attitude on show.
Brightening up the shoot up, Fenty is all smiles as she poses in a floral two-piece bikini representing her fifth album Loud.
she stands against the plain backdrop Rihanna lets puffs of smoke out
of her mouth while kitted out in pieces by Chanel as she remodels the
artwork for her 2011 record Talk That Talk.
Girl Gone Bad: The Barbados born singer smoulders as she poses in a
white cut-out swimsuit for the record which made her a household name
and featured the hit single Umbrella
A Girl Like Me: The outfit used to embody her second studio album was a white knitted two piece
the beginning: Rihanna smiles as she puts her hands on her hips as she
sports the look for her first album Music of the Sun which is made up of
denim short and a yellow crop top
Speaking to Complex, Rihanna revealed the tricks she uses to ensure her Instagram pictures always flawless.
Listing good lighting as the key ingredient to a good selfie, she added: ‘Get a good angle on what’s working for you that day.
‘If it’s boobs, make sure you hit that. If it’s face, make sure it’s fierce.’
Explaining why she’s such a fan of
the popular mobile phone application, on which she has attracted over
four million followers, Rihanna told the publication that she is
‘Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head.
She continued: ‘That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.’
Double take: Throughout the shoot Rihanna proved to be very confident as she donned a array of outfits
Doing it her way: Rihanna seemed to be in control as in the video she is seen looking through the shots of her
Flawless: Highlighting her green eyes Rihanna wore a lashing of black eyeliner and a coating of red lipstick
Cheeky: Rihanna blew large puffs of smoke out of her mouth as she wore her second to last outfit
Happy to talk about how to take the picture Instagram picture, Rihanna wasn’t best impressed when the interviewer brought Chris Brown into their conversation.
Despite the fact that 23-year-old Brown is still on probation for assaulting her in 2009, Rihanna chose to record a track called Nobody’s Business with him for the album Unapologetic.
While airing her feelings in her songs and getting close to Chris again, when asked why she made a record about it – if indeed it really is nobody’s business – the magazine reports she become ‘cold.’
Not on the talking point: Complex wrote in the interview that Rihanna wasn’t keen to discuss her relationship with Chris Brown with the publication or her reasons behind her recent duet on her album Unapologetic
Complex writes: ‘Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. ‘Pardon me?’ she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised.’
‘Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat.’
‘It’s the truth. Remember?’ the singer said.
But the Umbrella songstress then got up to leave the interview:
‘It’s a fun record that The Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.’
Out and about: Brown, 23, was pictured on Tuesday arriving at Supperclub in Los Angeles
Nobody’s Business: Despite history, Chris and Rihanna started to
appear together over Christmas holding hands and posing for pictures
together, like this one which Rihanna posted on her Instagram