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What was intended to be a cover shoot with Rihanna turned into an attention-grabbing weed factory editorial for famed photographer Juergen Teller and System magazine.

Teller was recently scheduled to shoot RiRi for the publication, but due to bedrest orders from her doctor, the songstress wasn’t able to make it. Rather than pack it up and call it a day, however, Teller decided to seemingly make something out of nothing.

With the help of Brazilian model Raquel Zimmerman, a few nude hula-hoopers, and a 60,000-square-foot medical cannabis facility in Canada, “Waiting for Rihanna” was born. Yes, the tagline was even used in the new System issue.

To gain insight as to what happened that day, Dazed in turn spoke with System’s founding editor, Elizabeth von Guttman. To see what she had to say regarding the change of events, follow on over to Dazed.

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