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*Rihanna is sporting her natural curls on the November 2013 cover of Glamour magazine.

Peep pics of the photo spread and excerpts from her interview below.

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Rihanna 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.”

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Rihanna on liking dominant guys in the bedroom…

“I play a very dominant role in my life, in every aspect of it. And I like to feel like a lady still, at some point. I feel like that’s the time when a guy really gets to be a man, and I get to be a woman. And if I’m being a man in the bedroom too, there’s nothing really in it for me.”

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Dress, Miu Miu; diamond ring (at right), Adeler; ring (at left), bangles, Rihanna’s own

Rihanna 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.”

Coat, jumpsuit, Yves Saint Laurent; clutch, Tom Ford; crystal and diamond bracelet, Stephen Russell; belt, Gucci.

Coat, jumpsuit, Yves Saint Laurent; clutch, Tom Ford; crystal and diamond bracelet, Stephen Russell; belt, Gucci.

More Rihanna on being a role model for young girls…

“In the beginning of my career, it was really strict for me. I couldn’t wear pink or red lipstick; it was just bizarre. We had a young fan base, and they were trying to keep me fresh. But I just really wanted to be myself. I wanted to be sassy, the attitude, all these things that I am.”

Dress, Marc Jacobs; crystal and pearl bracelet, Stephen Russell; bangles, Rihanna’s own; shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Dress, Marc Jacobs; crystal and pearl bracelet, Stephen Russell; bangles, Rihanna’s own; shoes, Christian Louboutin.

Rihanna on hating drama and perfection…

“I hate drama. But at the same time, nothing bothers me more than when life’s perfect. And that’s the sick part. I just love a challenge, whether it’s a relationship, my career, clothing…”