Rihanna in Snake-Like Bazaar Cover Photos (PICS)

Rihanna is causing a stir by featuring on the new issue of Harper's Bazaar in a snake-like outfit. The popular singer is wearing a dress and boots by Tom Ford and a Repossi ear cuff.

(Photo: Harper's Bazaar)Rihanna Harper's Bazaar Cover

Already some publications are commenting on the new cover, but not for the usual reasons surrounding Rihanna. She's usually caused controversy by showing too much skin for many people's liking, but in her latest shoot she is covered up almost entirely by her snake-like costume. Only her hands and face are showing, which has alone surprised some fans.

"Rihanna's covered up 4 her new shoot wit Bazaar..still looks fantastic tho!" said RBGotcha through Facebook.

Another fan with username BBPaula posted, "Wow, can't believe Rihanna has her clothes on. Now that's news!"

Rihanna was recently named Vogue Italia's Woman of the Year 2012 for the second year in a row. Vogue Italia decided that Rihanna deserved to retain her crown as their Woman of the Year, describing her "generosity, kind spirit and non-conformity" and for "constantly growing from an artistic point of view."

Rihanna has also hit the headlines in recent weeks over her past relationship with Chris Brown that ended in scandal when he beat her. In Rihanna's Harper's Bazaar piece she speaks about her heartbreak, saying: "When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."

However, that relationship with Brown has continually resurfaced for the star since then. Rihanna even highlighted their relationship again by bringing him into the remix of her "Birthday Cake" song. Regarding that she said, "I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn't see it that way because I'm in a different place."