An [Almost] Bare-Faced Rihanna Covers ELLE Magazine

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Leave it to Rihanna (the queen of baring it all) to pose for a major magazine cover with barely a touch of make-up and look flawless.

For ELLE‘s upcoming December issue, Robbie Myers details in the Editor’s Letter that Rih Rih “showed up without makeup on, and, other than some red lipstick for one picture, stayed that way, with nothing more than a dusting of powder on her face, or that there were no highlights or lowlights, just her natural hair, loosely tied back to show those incredible bones.”

Described as a “no holds barred” Q&A, an excerpt from the cover story is featured on the magazine’s website including tidbits like:

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
That’s still a secret.
What’s the sexiest thing a man has ever said to you?
Any man that tells me what to do is sexy!
What’s your mantra?
“Fuck bitches, get money!
The best hangover cure?
Ice, Chinese food! And an upside-down trash can and towels, preferably next to the toilet.
If you were a piece of jewelry, what would it be?
I’d be a choker!
What’s on your Christmas list?
A big, trimmed ****!!

ELLE‘s December issue hits newsstands on November 18.

Boss Lady Hosts “Ladies Appreciation Dinner” For Yo Gotti

Boss Lady Hosts Yo Gotti

Being a huge fan of Yo Gotti (as an artist and person) I was honored to host his first “Ladies Appreciation Dinner” this week.

Not only does Gotti define hard work and determination, he’s mastered the fine art of being ridiculously flashy and genuinely humble at the same time. His mountainous jewels are blinding, he’ll nonchalantly let you know he buys cars and houses for women, he takes his fleet of Bentleys with him to each city he visits—yet he’s a lowkey, unassuming guy who doesn’t drink or smoke and speaks with an earnest (and rare, in his profession) sincerity.

Epic Records (shouts to LaTrice, Aura, Courtney, Sha Money, Jessica and Shaniqua) organized an intimate event at Philippe’s with a perfectly balanced group of women saluted by Gotti for their hard-working ways; journalists, bloggers, brand representatives and more. Over chicken satay sticks and lettuce wraps (and flowing CIROC cocktails) we discussed a range of Venus vs Mars type questions based on Gotti’s new “Respect U Earn” track featuring Ne-Yo, and were introduced to the Memphis street hustler turned music industry power player’s romantic side.

Gotti’s coming into his own as a star and is clearly ready to hold his own amidst rap’s power players. His CMG label and Epic Records have joined forces to produce a very solid album in I Am so how your support by pre-ordering it here. And much love to exciting new site GirlThatsMySong.com for being part of a special evening!

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