04/11/2014 07:37 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Rihanna Talks X-Rated Christmas Presents And Curing Hangovers With Elle

Rihanna is officially back on Instagram after she left it in May - but that's not the only reason why she's making headlines.

The 26-year-old singer stars on the cover of US Elle magazine's December issue in a statement-making Atelier Versace ensemble.

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Photographer Paola Kudacki captured the "real" Rihanna for the shoot - stripped back, unbelievably beautiful, and, all edge.

In her Q&A and with Elle's editor-in-chief, Robbie Myers, the pop icon revealed her personal mantra: "F*ck bitches, get money!", the last time she was starstruck and her favourite albums of all time.

As for her pointers on the best hangover cures (because this party gal knows them all), "Ice, Chinese food! And an upside-down trash can and towels, preferably next to the toilet," she told the magazine.

And yes, she's got skills in the kitchen too.

"I'm a fun cook! My specialty is seafood, but I also make the sickest mac 'n' cheese you will ever taste."

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And what does RiRi wants for Christmas? "A big, trimmed ****!!"

Shock value - that's the charm with this star. We'll let you do the guessing on exactly what that x-rated gift might be.

Rihanna Bares All in 'Most Daring Interview'

Rihanna is a music artist first and foremost but she has also defined her own rules when it comes to personal style. She does dressed-to-kill like few others, because who makes a cropped sweater, party hat (both by Schiaparelli Haute Couture) and tights combo look this good?

Rihanna's full interview feature can be found exclusively in Elle's December issue, available digitally from 11 November.

LOVE RIHANNA'S SEXY,SMOULDERING STYLE? Take a flick through this gallery to see her style evolution in full. Think way back when she wore crops and combats...