Rihanna on All Things Rihanna, Because It’s Rihanna’s World
Rihanna, fashion chamelion, songstress and all round bad ass hooked up with Vogue magazine for their April 2016 cover and delivered a very Rihanna-esque interview, covering all things badgalriri. Writer Abby Aguirre toured us through her thoughts on relationships, creation of Anti, fashion, and, yes, that supposed rivalry with fellow goddess Beyoncé. Did somebody say tea?
During her cover shoot, Rihanna talks about her schedule which included—at the time—prepping for her Anti tour and the runway show for her PUMA Fenty line during New York Fashion Week. Remember, that all that comes with the daily grind of just being the singing, fashion-ing, slaying Rihanna we all know she is.“My schedule is so crazy right now,” she told Aguirre, “It’s definitely going to be a challenge when I do decide to pursue a relationship… but I have hope!” Hope for Drake? Hope for someone else? She isn’t clear, but it’s easy to relate. “I wanted to have a year to just do whatever I want artistically, creatively,” she says. “I lasted a week.” Sad face.
There’s a lot to get through in this interview as Riri doesn’t hold back but we have to say two little itty bits really stick out. First, Rihanna finally addresses that supposed Beyoncé rivalry she apparently has, and it goes way back to those rumors of Ri hooking up with Bey’s husband, Jay Z. We told you somebody said tea. On those people that are always saying bad about her, Rihanna says, “Here’s the deal…They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry.” She continues, “And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.” Sounds like a final answer in that Ri seems not to give a damn in any way and, more importantly, doesn’t even mention Bey by name (because, hey, Bey isn’t behind this). We’d love to hear Beyoncé’s reaction to the non-rivalry, but the woman almost never speaks, so…
The best tea from the whole piece, however, surrounds Rihanna’s number one (and perhaps only) life regret, and it’s just soh-so-Rihanna;
Just consider the dress she wore to accept the Fashion Icon Award from the Council of Fashion Designers of America in 2014, a sheer, Swarovski-encrusted fishnet number by Adam Selman that left little to the imagination. “I just liked it better without the lines underneath. Could you imagine the CFDA dress with a bra? I would slice my throat. I already wanted to, for wearing a thong that wasn’t bedazzled. That’s the only regret I have in my life.” Wearing a thong that wasn’t bedazzled is your greatest regret in life? “To the CFDA Awards. Yes.”
And just for fun, seeing as we’re on a Rihanna high check out this multi-celeb cover of Rihanna’s ‘Work’ featuring the likes of kendall Jenner, Cara Delevigne, Zendaya, Kevin Hart and more; on The Scene.