Singer posted on her Instagram a preview of the photos from the November issue of Vogue Arabia magazine. Rihanna is back in the eye of the storm after she posed as the Egyptian queen Nefertiti for the cover of the magazine Vogue Arabia, according to an advance the singer made on her Instagram account.
In the photographic report, Rihanna appears characterized as the deity that is one of her referents since not only has she shown her admiration for her repeatedly, but she even has a tattoo in her honor.
The photos of Rihanna as the Egyptian queen Nefertiti for the latest edition of the magazine Vogue Arabia has unleashed a series of opinions for and against the singer after she published this preview of the material on her Instagram account.
Rihanna has just fulfilled one of her dreams. The one from Barbados stars on the cover of the month of November Vogue Arabia embodying Nefertiti, one of the most beautiful queens of Egypt in history. The fans of the 29-year-old star are aware of the admiration felt by the singer for whom she was the wife of Pharaoh Akhenaten, whom she has even tattooed on one of her sides.
With a kind of snake gabardine, a spectacular blue makeup on her eyes and the iconic headdress of the Egyptian monarch, Rihanna looks more spectacular than ever. The result is so shocking that the publication has published two covers: one in Arabic and one in English with different images. In its edition in English, the interpreter sheds the animal print and puts on a body full of white ruffles.
In the case of Rihanna, the images have been taken by renowned photographer Greg Kadel and the headdress has been designed by Faeth Millinery. They have not been exempt from controversy since they have accused Riri of “cultural appropriation”. In addition many criticize that the publication should have thought about an Egyptian woman to represent Nefertiti.
Rihanna continues the list of other women pioneers appearing in Vogue Arabia. The first was Gigi Hadid (22) with a veiled posing who did not like anything in the Middle East. She took over her sister Bella (21) who was also criticized for being photographed by Karl Lagerfeld (84).
Characterized as the Egyptian monarch, Rihanna shines in an extensive photographic report of the aforementioned publication for both English and Arabic editions. The magazine’s editor in chief, Manuel Arnaut said:
“We are dedicating the theme to strong and dynamic women who are changing the world, Rihanna, our cover star, is one of them. Not only is she one of the most successful pop icons of all time, but she is shaping the entertainment industry with her powerful melodies and unique style sense, as well as being an advocate of diversity.
The words of the editor of Vogue, however, have not been well received by the followers of the magazine who through social networks have expressed their discomfort.
“Ok, I’m sorry but Rihanna is not an Egyptian girl, you’re a queen, yes, but take off that crown,” “To appear in Vogue Arabia, you do not need to be Muslim or Arab,” “Ignoring the many cultural problems, she does not It looks like nothing to the powerful Nefertiti.”
These is one of the comments that can be read on Twitter with the hashtag #RihannaXVogueArabia.
It should be noted that this is not the first time that a cover for Vogue Arabia causes controversy. Last March, the American model Gigi Hadid posed with a veil that was not liked in the Middle East and was the cause of the resignation of the editor Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz.
The musical diva has not wanted to make any kind of statement about it, but she has proudly shown the result of the report in her social networks. Egyptian or not, what is clear is that Rihanna is a queen.