Black women have been in full force this Women’s History Month. From The Body Brigade to tackling Silicon Valley (while pregnant!), the melanated ladies have been shining all month. Continuing the domination into the spring, Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue. As if we needed even one, the superstar gives us four more reasons to wave our #RihannaNavy flag.

Competition Between RiRi and Beyoncé Doesn’t Exist In Real Life

“Here’s the deal,” she tells Vogue of the media. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”

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On Her Fashion Inspirations Include Our Favorite 90’s Divas

“All my favorite artists and fashion icons and models are from the nineties,” she says, citing fellow glamazons Naomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford, as well as Mary J. Blige, Lil’ Kim, and Gwen Stefani.

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She’s Breaking Barriers

“I was already proud to be a Dior woman, but to be a Black Dior woman and the first: It did something else for me.”

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She’s Here’s For Women’s History Month All Year Long

“Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know?” she says. “It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating, and it’s empowering when you feel like, Well, I can do that, too.”

Melissa Kimble is the Senior Social Media Manager for the EBONY brand. An advocate for Black Creatives through My Creative Connection, you can connect with her on Twitter at @Melissa_Kimble.



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