Rihanna’s Old-School ‘Complex’ Covers Remind Us How Much We Miss Old-School Rihanna (PHOTOS)

Rihanna shoots seven covers for the Feburary/March issue of Complex.

So many Rihanna covers, so little time!

It’s kind of mind-boggling to think of ALL Rihanna has given us in the last eight years: seven indisputably classic albums, many pictures of her unbelievable body (that we didn’t ask for but will gladly take), and LOTS of tattoo ideas. Just looking at her last year alone makes us think that Ri may actually be THE busiest pop star on the planet. Sure, her schedule might be more jam-packed than a televised One Direction concert, but somehow, some way, the “Diamonds” singer found time to shoot not one, but SEVEN covers for the upcoming Feburary/March issue of Complex, each one commemorating a different album. We may or may not buy EVER SINGLE COVER to hang up around various corners of our cubicle/apartment, plus one in our closets to help us feel creative about getting dressed (or undressed, as the case may be) in the morning.

See more of Rihanna from the February/March issue of Complex after the jump.

Rihanna covers the Feburary/March issue of Complex.

In the cover story, Rihanna talks about her penchant for selfies (“It’s narcissistic, but whatever — everyone does it”), her seventh album Unapologetic (“When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth… so whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic.”), and being in the spotlight (“I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded… I needed to be open and free and fearless”).

Also inside the issue are a handful of photos inspired by Rihanna’s passion for self-documentation, which is just a fancy way of saying that there are a lot of sexy Polaroid selfies. Anyway, you know how much we looove Rihanna’s Unapologetic way of getting nake-o and enjoying a “morning cigarette,” not to mention all of her other ’12-’13 shenanigans, but gazing at Rihanna’s commemorative covers totally makes us nostalgic for the Rihannas of yore: “Rude Boy” Rihanna, “Um-BER-re-LLA” Rihanna, “Disturbia” Rihanna, and so on. Time for a Rihanna back-to-back listening party?? Yes, we think so.

Rihanna covers the February/March issue of Complex magazine

Rihanna covers the February/March issue of Complex magazine

Photo credit: Complex/Zoe McConnell