Rihanna sits down with New York Times’ style magazine, T Magazine, to discuss everything from dating to how race plays a part in her career. The interview gives the public great insight on what it’s like to be the pop star and fashion icon. With all of her known achievements, she has proven herself to be humble and genuinely nice. Rihanna now has another accomplishment to add to her list; she is one of the six people featured in T Magazines’ “The Greats” issue. Check out some highlights from the interview.
Rumors have spread like wild fire that Rihanna is hooking up with musician Travis Scott. While she doesn’t confirm or deny the hearsay, she does make it clear that dating is not a priority at the moment. Sadly, she feels she hasn’t met a man who isn’t afraid of her power.
‘‘Guys need attention,’’ she explained. ‘‘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.’’
On Turn ons..
“I’m turned on by guys who are cultured. That’ll keep me intrigued. They don’t have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artist or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table.”
On when she noticed her race made a difference in the industry..
“You know, when I started to experience the difference – or even have my race be highlighted – it was mostly when I would do business deals.” She continues to say, “And, you know, that never ends, by the way. It’s still a thing. and it’s the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong. It almost excites me; I know what they’re expecting and I can’t wait to show them that I’m here to exceed their expectations. But you have to keep in mind, that those people are judging you because you’re packaged a certain way – they’ve been programmed to think a black man in a hoodie means grab your purse a little tighter. For me, it comes down to smaller issues, scenarios in which people can assume something of me without knowing me, just by my packaging.”
T Magazine will fully release the issue with all six icons on October 25th. For now, view the rest of Rihanna’s spread with the magazine.