Rihanna marked the launch of her new Manolo Blahnik collaboration by wearing a pair of bum exposing boots in a cover shoot for the April issue of British Vogue.
RiRi’s new range, which she has designed with Blahnik, is an all-denim shoe collection. Talking about the thigh high pair she wore for the shoot, ironically called The 9 to 5, the 28-year-old said she’d only wear them on a date where the aim wasn’t to end up alone in her bed.
Asked if she would wear them when heading out to meet a potential love interest, she told Vogue: “It depends on what type of date you are trying to have.
“Those boots are dangerous! If you’re trying to get back home to your bed, don’t wear them. You will get kidnapped in those boots, those boots are trouble.”
Despite being one of the biggest stars on the planet, Rihanna also revealed in the interview that she won’t be able to contain her excitement if she spots someone wearing one of her designs.
She said: “The day I see a woman in the street wearing my shoes, I am sorry for that woman, because I’m going to literally run after her, shouting, ‘Stop! Selfie! Who are you? Where did you get them?’. I’m going to have a moment.”
Rihanna’s venture onto the cover of Vogue comes as part of what’s already been a busy year for the star.
As well as releasing her first studio album in four years, and hitting the UK to perform at The Brit Awards last week, she has also been taking the fashion world by storm. The Denim Desserts shoe collection with Blahnik follows her Fenty Puma by Rihanna range, which she launched at New York Fashion Week last month.
When RiRi’s AW16 Puma range was aired, it saw the likes of Travis Scott, Naomi Campbell and Jeremy Scott hit the front row, as well as Gigi Hadid and Rihanna herself take to the catwalk in wearing them.
That show came after RiRi teased her new album wearing a £5k Dolce & Gabbana headphones at a “private listening party” on Instagram.
Her busy year looks set to continue, as last week she was announced as a headliner at V Festival.
Loaded reporter Robert McCallum has written for many leading culture magazines and websites about music, sport, science, politics, fashion and arts. Follow Robert at @therobmccallum