In honor of their inaugural Greats issue, ‘T Magazine’ labels Rihanna as “an unapologetic singer” who they recognize as one of “The Greats.” RiRi sits down with author and filmmaker, Miranda July. Some of the topics covered, include: how she handles her Instagram, relationships, learning about sex during her childhood and how she handles success and accomplishments.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview:
When asked if she controls her own Instagram account:
‘‘Yeah, yeah. That’s the only way it’ll actually work. My fans can sniff the BS from very far away. I cannot trick them.’’
How she handles accomplishments and success:
‘‘I’m the same way. Only now are things hitting me, like I’m feeling them emotionally. I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment — I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.’’
How she currently feels about dating:
‘‘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.’’
When asked what turns on her on:
‘‘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 artists or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table…’’
Her thoughts when she learned about sex at childhood:
‘‘Well, there’s always this human instinct about that, even from a very, very young age.’’ I agreed that we are born with a sort of innate sexuality. ‘‘But by like age 11, girls were talking about what they had and hadn’t done. I hadn’t even kissed a boy yet, so it always made me feel insecure, like I was never gonna be good or ready or know what to do — I didn’t even have boobs.’’
Read the full interview on the NY Times site.
I read the entire interview and in my opinion, it is the best celebrity interview I have ever read. Seriously. Rihanna is so transparent, humorous and has a down-to-earth attitude. I loved everything about this interview. Miranda July did a great job.
Read the entire interview and tell me what you thought about it.