Rihanna looks devastatingly gorgeous on the cover of Harper's Bazaar's March issue, which hits newsstands on Feb. 17. The singer was shot by famed photographer Norman Jean Roy in a truly impressive spread that also happens to be well-timed to the 40th anniversary of Jaws; Rihanna not only swam with three actual sand tiger sharks — in a Chanel swimsuit, no less — for the shoot, but she also opened up in the accompanying interview about being surrounded by metaphorical "sharks," saying, "I try my best to avoid the sharks of life, but I have had my share of experiences with them."
Rihanna's stunning photo shoot comes just days after the singer revealed the video for her new single, "FourFiveSeconds," which features Kanye West and Paul McCartney. Fans are undeniably excited about Rihanna's upcoming eighth studio album, and this interview will likely just add fuel to the fervor. Keep reading for photos and video of Rihanna's shark-filled shoot, as well as her musings on fame, fashion, and facing her fears.
- On her daring style: "The way I dress depends on how I feel. I never have to psych myself up. Usually it just feels like it works. I don't like to commit to those kind of rules. You never know."
- On her return to Instagram: "I … like … pictures! And that's the bottom line."
- On what makes a "badgal" in 2015: "You're about to find out."
- On her perfect day: "The day I wake up without cellulite? Now that would be the perfect day."