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*While Kim Kardashian is bowing and scraping to get on the cover of Vogue, editor-in-chief Anna Wintour has given the coveted space to Rihanna for the third time.

The pop star is featured on its March issue, and inside, she talks about the evolution of her style – beginning with her days as a young tomboy.

“When I was thirteen or fourteen, I didn’t want to wear what my mom wanted me to wear. I was very much a boy in my style, my demeanor. All my friends were guys. I loved things that boys did. I loved being easy with my clothes,” says the “Diamonds” singer, who launched her final River Island collection last November.

As far as how Rihanna established her signature look — heels, tees and sweatpants — she explains that it began backstage.

“It all started in dance rehearsal,” the “Styled to Rock” producer tells Vogue. “When you’re on tour, you go to rehearse wearing sweats and sneaks. Then you practice your song in the heels you are going to wear that night. I realized, Wow, that looks cool! I have a friend who is literally searching for cool T-shirts for me all the time because I’m obsessed.”

For the issue, Rihanna is interviewed by writer Plum Sykes and dressed in Alexander Wang and Adam Selman (Rihanna’s costume designer).

Known for her risque style, the singer had this fashion knowledge to offer: “If I’m wearing a top, I don’t wear a bra. If I’m wearing a bra, I just wear a bra.”