Rihanna Says She’s ‘Nobody’s Bad Girl’ In Vanity Fair Magazine


Rihanna is definitely ‘badass’ but she’s not so much of the ‘badgal’ that most of us perceive her to be. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair Ri-Ri discloses some of the untold truths about her ‘good girl, gone bad persona’ and there was much shock value to public on some of her commentary regarding her disapproval in engaging in ‘quick hook-ups /one night stands’  being sexually provocative, and dating within the industry.

” Sometimes it’s the first time I’m meeting this person – and then all of a sudden I’m with them. It freaks me out. This industry creates stories and environments that can make you uncomfortable even being friends with someone. If you see me sitting next to someone or standing next to someone, what I’m not allowed to do that? I’m like, are you serious? Do you think its going to stop me from a having a friend? But, she adds, I”m the worst. I see a rumor and I’m not calling [them] back. I’ve had to be so conscious about people – what they say and why people want to be with me, why people want to sleep with me…..It makes me very guarded and protective. I learned the hard way. “

Make no mistake, Rihanna is unapologetic about posing nude, dressing in the nude, and baring the nipples and bums when she feels like it, but says she often takes semi-breaks and wears ‘cover up’ clothing until when she chooses to return.

On a lighter note, Rihanna gives personal testimony on the early stages of her music industry debut. Who knew Rihanna got discovered back home? The bajan beauty migrated from Barbados, and resided in Stamford, Connecticut with American producer, Evan Rogers and his family before signing a major record deal with Def Jam records in 2005. Rogers and Carl Sturken [both of whom were married to bajan women]  had vacationed to Barbados in 2004 and discovered RiRi’s talent at local audition and the rest is history. 

Now back to the tea, 

Fans surround Rihanna in Old Havana. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz; Styled by Jessica Diehl.

Fans surround Rihanna in Old Havana.
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz; Styled by Jessica Diehl.

When the curtains close and she exits the stage, Rihanna says she much like the average human during the weekdays. ‘I Watch TV’, Rihanna tells Vanity.  The singer enjoys action-drama forensic television shows that depict real-life situations. Her current interest are ‘The First 48’ and ‘Snapped’.

Rihanna got candid on the pressures of fame and the false notion that artists are to be ‘perfect’ at all times. The singer recalled a time when she spoke with Eminem who told her that he would trade alot of his fame fortunes, just to go to the mall’ and that’s when it clicked for her, ‘Dude Oh My God, I literally dream about buying my own groceries’.

” Artists sign a deal to make music; we didn’t sign to be perfect, or to be role models. We’re all flawed human beings who are learning, growing, evolving, and going through the same bullshit as everybody else. The fact that people expect the day we sign we’re supposed to be perfect does not make any fucking sense to me. Even tragedy, every trial in your life, is a test. It’s like a class – you take an exam, and if you pass, you move on to the next. You still have to take another test and prove yourself again. ”  

And then, the elephant in the room comes up – Chris Brown. Hopefully this is last time that Rihanna has to address this topic but the singer made it crystal clear that she has moved on for good! 

” I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing……

       I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after…. But you know, you realize after awhile that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you – because they know you don’t deserve this and that’s when I finally had to say, Uh’Oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this. Sometimes you just have to walk away. Now, she says,  I don’t hate him! I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now. ” 

And then, Rihanna ruffled a few a feathers for praising former NAACP president Rachel Dolezal as a hero for impersonating herself as a black woman.

” Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up. “

The entire interview is a worthwhile read so if you want to get into the conversation click HERE for the continuation.

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