The news of Rihanna gracing the cover came out after photos of the beauty were leaked online last week.
This is the pop star's first magazine cover of the year. Not only does she look like a total badass with her sweet, black pixie cut, she's also wearing a sheer Louis Vuitton top and embellished jeans.
Inside the issue, Rihanna talks about her fierce style that sets her apart from the rest of the pop world.
"If I'm wearing a top, I don't wear a bra. If I'm wearing a bra, I just wear a bra," she blatantly said.
So it's no surprise Ri-Ri isn't donning a bra in the cover photo.
She went on to discuss her love of menswear and how fashion was her way of "rebelling."
"I love baggy things. I wear men's clothes, men's shoes, oxfords, creepers." she explains, adding: "When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn't want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor."
While the world usually doesn't see the gorgeous 25-year-old as anything but glamorous and edgy, she also revealed that at one point, she wanted to "dress like her brother."
"All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes. I loved wearing hats and scarves and snapbacks on my head. It was my way of rebelling. I wanted to dress like my brother. After a while, it was just easier for Mom to dress us both the same. We wore the same jeans, the same T-shirts," she said.
Check out the behind-the-scenes at Rihanna's 2012 Vogue cover shoot.
This marks Rihanna's third U.S. cover.
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