Ouch! Rihanna’s spiky single cover and X Factor duet

The star poses wrapped up in barbed wire on the cover for new single Russian Roulette

She’s known for her fearless style choices, but Rihanna‘s latest look has us wincing at the sight of it.

The star poses topless covered in nothing but strips of barbed wire on the cover of her new single, Russian Roulette, taken from her fourth studio album, Rated R.

This comes after whispers that the superstar reportedly wants to record a duet with X Factor contestant Rachel Adedeji.

The 17-year-old aspiring artist has apparently been approached by Rihanna’s team, who want to arrange a meeting in LA.

But there is one condition. The meeting will only go ahead if Rachel is booted out of the competition early on – because she will not then be bound to a pre-signed contract with Sony.

And apparently, Rachel has close pal Alexandra Burke to thank, after the reigning X Factor queen put in a good word with record chiefs.

The young singer, who has been dubbed the ‘British Rihanna‘ by Alexandra, is understandably said to be over the moon about the interest, having already admitted to basing her hair and fashion on the R&B diva.

We’re not sure this latest look is one that she’ll be rushing to copy though!

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