Rihanna recently opened up to author and filmmaker Miranda July for The NY Times Style Magazine’s ‘The Greats’ issue. In the article she talks about her career, music and the pressure of public scrutiny. Take a look at what they learned about Rihanna and read the full article here.
In her cover story for T’s Oct. 25 Greats issue, the singer opened up about everything from men and childbirth to social media and proving herself.
1. She’s a seasoned flirt.
‘Rihanna hugged me hello and we sat down in front of two glasses of white wine. ‘Your eyes are amazing,’ she told me, pulling her chair closer. ‘I’m staring at you and I feel like my eyes are gonna blur because all I can see are those tiny dots.’
2. She might want to consider clearing her Internet search history.
‘I will be sitting around Googling childbirth. … Childbirth is putting it the not-gross way. I was searching the size of certain things, and how much they expand, and then what happens after. …’
3. Not that she’s planning on getting pregnant anytime soon.
‘Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.’
4. She handles her own social media.
‘That’s the only way it’ll actually work. My fans can sniff the BS from very far away. I cannot trick them.’
5. She sees nothing wrong with posting the odd provocative photo.
‘There’s no rule about whether you have to be clothed or not. I want to see a naked woman who isn’t even aware of her nakedness. … Men are gonna do what they do — and I am gonna do what I do.’