Rihanna covers Glamour September 2011

The 23-year-old phenomenon and Facebook megastar also known as Rihanna covers the September Issue of Glamour Magazine, wearing a Dolce&Gabbana top and pants and a gorgeous smile that goes perfectly with her red hot hair.

Inside, she opens up about music, sex, her friendship with Katy Parry and her fellow female musicians.

On being a role model for young girls: ‘I want to set the right example and, at the same time, live my life….I feel like pop stars can’t be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art.’

On dealing with how messy life can get: ‘I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life. People want to shy away from the truth and keep sweeping it under the rug. But after a while, you pick up the rug and there’s just way too much dirt, so you might as well just be up front about it.’

On her fellow female musicians: ‘There’s a pack. It’s me, Gaga, Katy Perry, Beyoncé…who else? Ke$ha, for sure. Women are definitely dominating music right now, and that’s because we are competitive beings. I feel like music hasn’t been this exciting in a while.’

Check out some photos courtesy of Glamour below and catch the full cover story when the magazine hits newsstands, on August 9.

Rihanna for Glamour September 2011

Coat, jumpsuit: Yves Saint Laurent

Rihanna for Glamour September 2011 II

Dress: Marc Jacobs

Rihanna for Glamour September 2011 III

Source and photo credit: Glamour