Rihanna, crazy-stylish and always game to try on the latest designer experiments, seemed like a natural cover for Vogue, the most famous fashion magazine in the world. After all, she had survived the public embarassment of the Grammys in February and made a stunning turn at the Met Costume Institute’s Gala in May. New York magazine’s fashion blog, The Cut, even reports that Rihanna was seen schmoozing with Anna Wintour, the Vogue‘s editor-in-chief.
But the blog is now reporting that Rihanna’s chances of a cover were blown when nude photos of her and ex-beau Chris Brown leaked a few weeks back. Sources say that the young singer is distraught over the rejection and has even called Anna several times, but hasn’t received a return phone calls.
Rihanna would have been the fourth Black woman to grace one of the magazine’s covers this year; Michelle Obama, Beyoncé and model Liya Kebede have all been featured on 2009 covers.
— Whitney Teal