For Rihanna‘s new Allure cover, the magazine got a few of her super fans to pen her open letters, and they are the most beautiful things you’ll read today.
Her model and number one muse, Slick Woods was one of the people who got the opportunity to write her and her letter got us in our feelings.
I met you during the Fenty Puma Season 2 show in Paris — it was my first time out of the country. I always thought your shit was made for me, and I wanted nothing more than to model for you, so hearing that I was cast in your show had me ecstatic. That you continued to use me was just surreal — business turned family real quick.
You introduced me to a more mainstream level of exposure. I was famous for all of the wrong reasons before. People loved the idea of Slick, but you gave me countless platforms to let people actually fall in love with who I am. You made inclusivity cool, and that’s revolutionary. Now people are putting money toward inclusion, rather than putting money toward a certain supremacy. It’s a beautiful switch in pace. You have my loyalty until the end of time. My gratitude for the growth, love, and support you’ve put in my life will never subside. You are a true angel and the most multifaceted, immortal boss I’ve ever met. I’m so thankful for you. But you knew dat.
— Slick Woods
And we aren’t alone in our feelings. Rih took to her IG to share the letter expressing her gratitude to the model who just welcomed a baby boy.
@slickwoods I love you soooo much! Thank you for these beautiful words from your open letter in @allure !!! You have been just as significant to my platform sis! And you bout to knock motherhood out the park! ❤️💋💪🏿