In lieu of Rihanna’s impending cover story for this month’s issue of Rolling Stone US, the photographer behind the shoot, Terry Richardson, has released a whole heap of smokin’ (literally) behind-the-scenes shots. Rihanna also jumped on the sharing bandwagon this morning by posting her faves to Instagram — essentially slowing down the whole app in the process, due to the hotness exuding from the pics. In typical Terry Richardson style, the exposures started the very moment Rihanna entered the building. We dare say that these raw and un-posed shots of the pop-cultural anti-hero, dressed in her daisy dukes, bikini top and bucket hat – are the best of all.
However, things do get a lot more ‘fashion’, once the singer’s hair and makeup is done, and she’s clad in some sleek attire. See the full gallery of out-takes below. The new issue of Rolling Stone US hits stands on 14 February.