Following recent announcements of a collaboration with luxury Italian fashion Fendi, and a triumphant win in court against Topshop, Rihanna is back – and in a way we haven't seen her before.

The Barbadian beauty rocks a braided hairstyle and some sassy attitude for her new i-D magazine cover, which was shot by photographer Paolo Roversi. Channelling Nineties band TLC, Rihanna is pictured wearing oversized hoop earrings, and dark purple 90s-esque makeup.