Rihanna flaunts the goods in this behind the scenes feature for her latest Elle Magazine photo spread with a narrative.

For this month’s cover shoot, ELLE Creative Director Joe Zee imagined a romantic narrative starring Rihanna as the fiery heroine in a passionate affair with a salsa dancer. On an early February morning, the ELLE production team transformed the Veluzat Motion Picture Ranch northwest of Los Angeles into the ideal backdrop: a windswept town evocative of documentary photographer Robert Polidori’s shots of deserted, patina-rich Havana interiors.

In releated news…the video for Drake’s Rihanna featured “Take Care” drops tonight. Teaser after the break.