Singer/actress Rihanna attends the World Premiere of "Oceans 8 "June 5, 2018 in New York.
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Singer/actress Rihanna attends the World Premiere of "Oceans 8 "June 5, 2018 in New York.

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Rihanna shared some of her photos on social

Editor said he knew she had to be the cover

(CNN) —  

Rihanna is putting in work, work, work, work, work as the first black woman on the cover of British Vogue’s coveted September issue in its 102 year history.

Fresh on the heels of reports about a Beyoncé takeover of September’s American Vogue, Rihanna is being celebrated for breaking a barrier.

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“@Edward_Enninful’s on his September issue cover star: ’ I always knew it had to be @rihanna. When it comes to that potent mix of fashion and celebrity, nobody does it quite like her,’” British Vogue tweeted.

The “Ocean’s 8” star also shared some images from her Vogue photo shoot, thanking Enninful, who is the magazine’s first black editor-in-chief.

“I’m so honored to be on the cover of your first September issue with British Vogue @edward_enninful Thank you for considering me,” Rihanna tweeted.

Enninful explained his choice to feature Rihanna in his letter from the editor.

“No matter how haute the styling goes, or experimental the mood, you never lose her in the imagery. She is always Rihanna,” he wrote. “There’s a lesson for us all in that. Whichever way you choose to dress the new season, take a leaf out of her book and be yourself.”

The issue goes on sale Friday.