Rihanna opens up to Elle about being her new album, women being both being vulnerable and strong, her new boyfriend, and getting over the pain of her public breakup with Chris Brown.

On the cover art for her new album,”Rated R”: “I wanted pictures that represented strength and fearlessness but still femininity–a strong woman who can be vulnerable. Every woman is made up of vulnerability and strength; no matter what race you are, no matter what you’ve been through in your life. Every woman has that strength that is undeniable, but we also have really big hearts. It’s just us.”

]]> Rihanna’s courageous hairstyles through the years. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest TV, movie and celebrity news Photo, video credits: Elle magazine.

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead