Singer Anitta is one of the new models for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty line.
Rihanna – who welcomed her second child with A$AP Rocky this month – has personally cast the Brazilian beauty in her fall campaign.
The Latin looker went topless with just a gold chest chain over her body as she used her arms to cover her assets.
A 10: Singer Anitta is one of the new models for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty line. Rihanna – who welcomed her second child with A$AP Rocky this month – has personally cast the Brazilian beauty in her fall campaign
Rihanna’s line has become a blockbuster because it is inclusive with a wide range of sizes.
‘With a team assembled from the industry’s elite, the label has disrupted and redefined the marketplace with its accessible price points, extensive assortment of styles made for everyBODY, and unique approach that celebrates individuality,’ it says on the website.
This comes after Anitta, who was born Larissa de Macedo Machado, said she grew up in the ghetto.
She told Harper’s Bazaar’s June/July ’23 Freedom Issue that all that toughness shaped her into the woman she is today.
‘If you are born in a place where all you have access to is guns, crime, drugs, sex — that’s what you’re going to write about,’ shared the performer, who was seen shooting a music video last week.
‘We cannot sing about the beautiful paradise in Rio if we are not even getting close [enough] to see that.… I’m not saying, “Oh, it’s so good to commit a crime.” No. I’m just saying you gave zero opportunities for these people to choose other stuff.’
She has been called out for her brazen personality but she maintains it is all for her public image.
‘I dance, ass to the sky, and it sells more,’ she tells me. ‘People love to complain: “Oh, this person’s so vulgar.” But that’s what they like. Besides everything, I’m also a businesswoman. I’m an artist. I know how to get onstage and make everyone jump, make everyone do what I want. I know it sells.’
The Latin looker went topless with just a gold chest chain over her body as she used her arms to cover her assets. And the 30-year-old crooner added tiny briefs that made the most of her long, toned legs as she sat in a high-back wicker chair
The looker had on several golden cuff bracelets on her arms
Barely covered up: She put her hand on her chest as she flashed gold-tipped nails
Anitta is really a character, an image that the star made up.
‘I was like, if I have this behavior, nobody will ever f**k with me. Before anyone [else], I go there: “Oh, I had sex. I did this. I did that.” The real me? I don’t have sex for months and I don’t care. But Anitta would never. She f**ks every day,’ she shared.
She grew up in the Brazilian favela Honório and never saw the glam coastline until she made it as a singer.
‘People would say it’s the ghetto here, it’s like the hood,’ she offered.
‘I used to say, “When I’m old, I’m going to get rich. We’re going to have a pool. We’re all going to be at the pool.” And she got it.
‘Everyone was like, okay. They didn’t want to disappoint me, but they knew that was not even close to being real.…But I was so sure. I could tell.’
On turning to her father’s religion, Candomblé, which is practiced widely among Afro-Brazilians and has been marginalized in the majority–Roman Catholic country: ‘People are very prejudiced,’ she says.
Congrats! Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their second child this month; seen in May
‘When it comes from the poor communities, people see it as a bad thing. When it comes from Black people, when it comes from Indians, when it comes from Asians, all the people who suffer racism, I think those religions suffer more.’
She insists she tells it like it is: ‘[People] don’t have the courage to say what they want,’ she explained.
‘They want to laugh and talk about the girl who said, “Oh, I learned to speak with boyfriends.”
‘If you put that in a quote, a million clicks. If you put “Oh, she put different teachers in the dressing room so she could learn while she was getting glam,” nobody’s going to f**king click on that.’
She grew up in the Brazilian favela Honório and never saw the glam coastline until she made it as a singer. ‘People would say it’s the ghetto here, it’s like the hood,’ she offered
Anitta at the Tiffany & Co reopening of NYC Flagship store, The Landmark, in April in New York City
She has also been called out for choosing to go public about a past sexual assault experience after a Brazilian journalist had begun alluding to it on Twitter.
‘I felt so mad that this guy felt that he knew something about me that could hurt me,’ she says, so instead she put it out there herself,’ said Anitta.
‘I don’t like when people try to threaten me or say, “Oh, I know this and that about you.” Oh really? Go there. Say it. If I don’t say it before you, I really don’t care.’