Rihanna took to Cuba for a tell-all interview with Vanity Fair where she took some amazing photos and opened up about her private life and career.
Rih revealed her thoughts and feelings on various subjects, including her riskay fashion, her rise to fame, the many dating rumors that surround her love life, and even shared her thoughts on the controversial Rachel Dolezal.
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.”
Rihanna opened up about her dislike for being made a permanent poster child for surviving domestic violence after her altercation with Chris Brown.
However when asked, Rih revealed why she chose to get 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, Rihanna said:
“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.”
Rihanna was also asked about her thoughts on the Rachel Dolezal scandal, where she surprisingly revealed her admiration for Dolezal and how she sees her as a “hero” of some sort.
“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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