Rihanna Covers Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair revealed that Rihanna is gracing their cover once again for the magazine’s November issue. The songstress touches on various subjects, including her nearly-naked style choices, addresses internet rumors, and her rise through the music industry.
She also shot down the seemingly thousands of dating rumors about her, revealing that regardless of what it looks like on the outside, she definitely isn’t just running around hooking up with every hot athlete or rapper that looks her way.
Via Vanity Fair:
“I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody, because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like… what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.
It is lonely, but I have so much work to do that I get distracted. I don’t have time to be lonely. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.”
Hmmm….we’re assuming this interview was conducted pre-Travis Scott…
Turn the page to see what Rih had to say about her tumultuous relationship with Breezy.
Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair
Rihanna explained that she didn’t understand why many people looked to her to be a permanent poster child for surviving domestic violence after her altercation with Chris Brown, saying it seemed like punishment to victims to forever have to answer questions and explain away something that happened to them years ago.
However when prompted, she did explain why she got back together with Chris Brown a second time after their domestic violence incident, and asked the judge to lift the restraining order against him:
“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.”
When asked if she thought she could change Chris, Rih says:
“A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after… But you know, you realize after a while 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 what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [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.”
As for where they stand now:
“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.”
Good — it definitely seems that both of them have found peace with what happened after all this time.
Hit the flip for more of Rih sizzling in the streets of Havana…
Rihanna also weighed in on the Rachel Dolezal scandal from earlier this year, seeing her story as one that heroically solidifies how wonderful is to be Black:
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. 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.”
Hmmm. Well, we didn’t feel particularly grateful to Rachel for her negro impersonation around here…but everyone is entitled to their own opinion on the matter.
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