Naya Rivera Covers Complex Magazine
“Glee” cast member and current Big Sean honeybun Naya Rivera has got the goods and is showing them off for the latest issue of Complex Magazine.
Naya recently did a classy but bangin’ photo shoot with Complex and sat down to talk it up about everything from struggling to fit in because of her mixed heritage, to what she thought of Big Sean before he became her boo-thang and more.
Check out a few excerpts below:
via Complex Magazine
Despite being on TV as a kid, Naya confesses that she didn’t have classmates lining up to be her friend—much less asking for her autograph. “I wish I had more fun in high school,” she says. “I wasn’t allowed to hang out with the black kids because they thought I wasn’t black enough, which was a problem.” Naya’s dad, George, is Puerto Rican and her half-German, half-African-American mother was strict, religious, and didn’t let her go out much. “On Friday nights, me and my friend Madison would stand outside the liquor store and bribe older people walking by to buy us wine coolers to drink while we watched The Notebook,” says Naya.
Naya’s prom date was a guy on the football team. “He started talking about how skinny I was,” she recalls. “All of his friends were like, ‘You need a thick girl.’ He was grinding on every other girl at the dance while I sat alone at the table, looking like a señorita.”
“Then he said, ‘So are you coming to the hotel?’ And I was like, ‘No, my dad is picking me up. On top of that, you’re trying to have sex with me? How rude are you?’” she says. Whoever that guy was, he must be kicking himself right now. But Naya insists she’s not bitter. “Best believe I’ll be at that reunion though.”
That guy is definitely somewhere crying in the car. Hit the flip to hear what Naya had to say about falling for her G.O.O.D. music man Big Sean along with what he had to say about her when he randomly dropped in on the set of her ‘Complex’ photo shoot.
Midway through the shoot, Big Sean shows up. As soon as the photographer calls for a break, Naya saunters over and engulfs him in a lingering hug. They don’t care who’s watching.
Naya first became aware of Sean through his music. “I knew songs like ‘A**’ because it was huge, but I never knew what he looked like. If I ran into him, I wouldn’t have known who he was,” she says.
“I was with my brother at his senior game in Tennessee and we were in his car going to get dinner. He played ‘Mula’ from Sean’s mixtape and I was like, ‘What is this song? Who is this?’ And he was like, ‘This is Big Sean.’ I said, ‘This is awesome, where do I get this?’”She plays coy about how they actually hooked up though. “I ended up randomly meeting him. I told him that story the other day and we were still cracking up.”
Asked if Sean’s still as sensitive as the man who broke down in tears during his first major show in Detroit, Naya says: “He’s a sweetheart, but he’s not a little b**ch.” She admits, though, that he “cried super hard” while watching Santana’s coming-out episode of Glee.
The pair has been together for a few months now. They make ample time for each other despite their hectic schedules. “With anything that you want, you’ll work at it and make the time for it,” she says.
“She’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” Sean says in almost a whisper, as she steps back in front of the camera. “She’s one of those people that you can connect to, and I think she’s going to be a superstar.”
Awwww how cute of her to clarify that he’s not a little beyotch….the language of love. More pics of Naya showing of her toned and tanned goodies for Complex on the flip…