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Rihanna: Glamour September 2011 Cover Girl!

Posted Wednesday July 27, 2011 11:54 AM GMT

Bringing her beauty to the forefront, Rihanna landed the cover of the September 2011 issue of Glamour magazine.

On newsstands on Tuesday (August 9), the Barbadian beauty donned Dolce&Gabbana ensemble while chatting with the publication about topics such as her averseness to drama and trying to be a role model for young girls.

Highlights from Rihanna's interview with Glamour are as follows:

On pushing through tough times in life: “I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life. People want to shy away from the truth and keep sweeping it under the rug. But after a while, you pick up the rug and there’s just way too much dirt, so you might as well just be up front about it.”

On being a role model adoring female fans: “I want to set the right example and, at the same time, live my life….I feel like pop stars can’t be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art.

On not wanting to be involved with any drama: “I hate drama. But at the same time, nothing bothers me more than when life’s perfect. And that’s the sick part. I just love a challenge, whether it’s a relationship, my career, clothing…”

On her fashionable ways: “Getting dressed, I want to pick the most bizarre pair of shorts so I can figure out how to make it look right, or work an outfit that will make people go, ‘What the hell is she wearing?’”

Photo Credit: Ellen von Unwerth for Glamour