While Kanye West continues to fight for future-wifey Kim Kardashian's right to grace the cover of Vogue, Rihanna sweeps in and lands the front page for her third time. The two may be neck and neck for Instagram followers, but as far as respect in the fashion world goes, Rihanna is still on top.

Outside of the cover, RiRi also provided several more looks within the issue, all of which can be viewed in the gallery above.  

In other Rihanna news, the Unapologetic singer decided not to attend last week's Grammy ceremony, but did end up winning the award for best Urban Contemporary album.

Watch her most recent video for "Can't Remember To Forget You" with Shakira below.

[UPDATE: High-Quality Images Of Rihanna's Vogue Photo Shoot Hit The Web]

At the beginning of February, Rihanna's photo shoot and cover for Vogue magazine leaked onto the web, in the form of pictures of the magazine itself. Now Vogue has let go the proper images from the photo spread, just as Rihanna celebrated her 26th birthday yesterday.

Rih Rih hit Aspen and had fun in the snow for her birthday, as evidenced by all her Instagram posts. Check out her photo shoot for Vogue in the gallery above, where she poses with a rare half-smile on the cover, and has a surprising amount of clothes on.