In celebration of Rihanna’s sixth cover (and the global launch of Fenty Beauty by Rihanna), ELLE turned the tables and invited some of her famous friends and fans—Tyra Banks, Eminem, April Bloomfield, Zac Posen, Pharrell Williams and more—to share the questions they were dying to ask the global megastar:
David Copperfield, Magician: I’m not kidding, this is a real offer: I can make you disappear and reappear anywhere in the world. Where do you want to go, and why?
Rihanna: Ten minutes before I lost my virginity…and I’m holding you to that offer. LOL.
Laverne Cox, Actress: You’ve had so many iconic fashion moments and take so many risks. The iconic CFDA Awards Adam Selman dress in 2014—what gave you the courage to take that risk that was so perfect and elegant yet daring?
Rihanna: Dear Laverne, I took advantage of my titties before they go south. I saw my window, and I took it.
Plus, she offers her insight on beauty as the brain behind her new makeup line:
ELLE: When did you first wear lipstick?
Rihanna: Lipstick always got me in trouble. Whether it was at home as a kid, or my early teenage years in my career, I always had the urge to wear it. So I broke all those rules. Now lipstick is like my li’l secret weapon!
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done/tried for beauty? Would you do it again?
A corset! I’d do it again, though. I’d wear it every day if I could make it out alive!
To get Rihanna’s makeup look, try Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn, all by Fenty Beauty by Rihanna.
Styled by David Vandewal.
For more of Rihanna’s answers to questions—from A$AP Rocky, Olivia Wilde, Danielle Steel, Eminem among others—pick up ELLE’s October issue, on newsstands September 19.