Monday, 10 June 2019

Rihanna dishes on other side of her you don't know in the Interview Magazine (Photos)

Rihanna had a chat with the Interview Magazine and revealed another side of her that many still don't know.

The music superstar, who was interviewed by her friend and Ocean’s 8 castmate, Sarah Paulson, says she is a shy person.

The current wealthiest female musician in the world also revealed that she is currently dating and in love. But tells whoever cares to know who she's in relationship with to "Google It"

And the most interesting part is that Bad Gal Riri says the first thing she does in the morning is pray!

See excerpt from the interview below.

PAULSON: How old are you now? If you don’t mind me asking.


PAULSON: Shut up! I was too focused on work stuff when I was 31—I didn’t go to weddings, I didn’t go to funerals, and in retrospect I regret that.

RIHANNA: I never used to be this way. It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it. If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. My career is my purpose, and it should never feel like anything other than a happy place. I’ve made little things a big deal, like going for a walk or going to the grocery store. I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,” which means personal days. This is a new thing.

PAULSON: When do you sleep, girl?

RIHANNA: I don’t have a sleep pattern. I have sleep pockets. I fit it in when I can. That’s why I take those personal days so seriously. Because it’s like, “You had all of me. I gave you the answers.”

PAULSON: Okay, but as a hungry kid, I need a new Rihanna album. How much longer do we have to wait?

RIHANNA: It really does suck that it can’t just come out, because I’m working on a really fun one right now. I’m really happy with a lot of the material we have so far, but I am not going to put it out until it’s complete. It makes no sense to rush it, but I want it out. I’ve gotten to the point where I’m like, “Even if I don’t have the time to shoot videos, I’m going to put an album out.”

PAULSON: Are you going to the Met Ball this year?

RIHANNA: I’m not.

PAULSON: Who’s going to win the carpet this year? It’s not going to be me.

RIHANNA: You won the Ocean’s 8 premiere with that green Prada. I almost made you give me that dress on the spot. I was staring at you, like, “I am actually mad at this bitch. Why is she wearing that?”

PAULSON: You actually told me how mad you were.

RIHANNA: I can’t believe I’m asking you a question in my interview, but did you write down questions? How did you even come up with these questions?

PAULSON: The magazine helped me with questions, but then I changed some of them.

RIHANNA: I commend you, girl. Good job. Do you got any fucked-up questions? Give me something. Ask me anything.

PAULSON: Who are you dating?

RIHANNA: Google it.

PAULSON: Are you in love?

RIHANNA: Of course I am.

PAULSON: Are you going to get married?


PAULSON: She’s silent!

RIHANNA: Only god knows that, girl. We plan and god laughs, right?

PAULSON: Do you want to be a mother?

RIHANNA: More than anything in life.

PAULSON: I’ve seen you with those kids on Instagram.

RIHANNA: My little cousin Majesty. She’s here with me wading in the pool.

PAULSON: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?


PAULSON: First thing?

RIHANNA: Unless I have to pee or something. I always want to start my day with a little devotion. I buy these devotion books and they’re dated, so you just pull up the date and that devotion is for that day.

PAULSON: Have you always been a person of real faith?

RIHANNA: I’ve always been. My first time praying and fasting was when I was 7 years old. I did that on my own, because I wanted to go to New York, and I knew that this was a sacrifice I had to make in order for god to make sure I could get there.

PAULSON: Have you ever felt that god abandoned you? Or have you questioned your faith?

RIHANNA: Not my faith, but I have been in a place where I felt like maybe I had disappointed god so much that we weren’t as close. Actually, that happened to me while I was making Anti. That was a really hard time, but, thank god, I got through it.

PAULSON: Now that you’ve experienced that feeling, do you now feel like your faith can’t be lost?

RIHANNA: It wasn’t even lost then. The devil just has a way of making you feel like you’re not good enough, and that you’re not worthy of god being close to you. It’s really not the truth, but you wind up feeling like that. My grandmother was the one who started me on this. She gave me a devotion book, a physical one. It was the last thing she gave me before she passed away. It got left on a plane and stolen, so I just said, “You know what? Somebody else is going to gain from that.” And then I bought the same book on my iPhone. The only sad part was that her handwriting was in it, but someone is going to be blessed with it, so it’s fine.

PAULSON: But how much longer do we have to wait?

RIHANNA: I wish I knew. I have blocked off a solid period of time for the studio next month.

PAULSON: That sounds like a long time. When you were starting your career, did you always know that you wanted to build an empire and not just be an entertainer?

RIHANNA: No, sis. I had one dream and that was for my music to be heard all over the world. I didn’t even think about the fame part, and then that came, and I was like, “Oh, shoot. Do I really want to do this?” But the thing that keeps me alive and passionate is being creative. With every business outlet, I’m making something from a vision to a reality, and that’s the thing I really enjoy. Music had led me to these other outlets, and to things that I genuinely love. My mom pretty much worked in the beauty and perfume industry for a long time—she did makeup for people and was a makeup artist—so I always loved that.

PAULSON: Did you wear her makeup when you were a kid?

RIHANNA: No, girl. I was not allowed to wear makeup for a very long time. But I would watch her in the mirror doing her makeup, obsessed.

PAULSON: Do you remember the first time she was like, “Okay, you can wear lipstick. You can wear mascara”?

RIHANNA: She let me wear lipstick if I was a flower girl in a wedding or something like that, but the first time I really, really did my makeup—and she did it for me—was at my school pageant.

PAULSON: How old were you?

RIHANNA: Sixteen, just before I left Barbados.

PAULSON: Do you remember what the colors were?

RIHANNA: There was a green and gold eyeshadow. A lip liner and lip gloss combo, that old-school thing. The foundation is the thing I remember the most, because I had never seen my skin look that perfect. And it was like, “Wow, I want to wear foundation every day.” My brother hated me for that. He was like, “What are you doing? You’ve got to wear that every day now?” In my school, you weren’t allowed to do much at all. If your hoop wasn’t hugging your ear, you couldn’t wear it. It was studs or a hoop that hugged your ear.

PAULSON: What was it like for your mom when you started dressing for videos?

RIHANNA: The only thing my mom didn’t let me do was dye my hair black and cut it short. I’d wanted to do that since I was 14 and she was like, “No, not having it.” So instead, I tried putting on burgundy extensions and I got sent home from school. They told me to either take them out or dye it dark. I left school and went to town to buy some hairspray and spray them dark brown. I was like, “I spent $70 on these extensions! I’m going to make them work.”

PAULSON: Your fans have become known as “The Navy.” Gaga’s got her Monsters and Nicki Minaj has her Barbies, but what makes a Rihanna fan different from other people’s fan bases? How did they even come up with “The Navy”?

RIHANNA: I think that happened from a song called “G4L,” where I say, “We’re an army, better yet, a navy, better yet, crazy.” Then Battleship kind of pushed that forward even more. But my fans are persistent, they’re loyal, they’re protective, they’re defensive, they’re fun. To be completely honest, the thing that makes my fans different from other fans is me.

PAULSON: What’s the biggest misconception about you?

RIHANNA: People don’t know that I’m shy.

PAULSON: I know that, because when I first met you, you were shy.

RIHANNA: And you are good at reading someone’s character, because that’s what you do for a living. Your gift is that you would know the exhibited behavior of a shy person. Because I kind of pretend it’s not happening, people read me as being confident. But I’m so shy I don’t even want you to know I’m shy.

PAULSON: Every single person on the set of Ocean’s 8 was a huge superstar, and I was this nerd ball who was on TV. I felt way out of my league.

RIHANNA: You’re bugging! I walked into that thinking, “I am a musician. I do not act. I don’t know anything about this.” I felt like the nerd ball, walking in there like, “What the hell am I doing here?”

PAULSON: The problem is that we were all like, “Oh my god, it’s Rihanna!” For some reason, I kept singing your songs around you all the time, even though I’m sure you were like, “Please stop doing that.” People were like, “You can’t sing her songs in front of her!”

RIHANNA: You singing my songs was not a problem. It was the songs that you made up, that was the problem. That was disturbing.

Read the rest of the interview HERE!

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