Actress and singer Rihanna opens up in the new issue of Glamour magazine, talking about everything from using her real name to whether or not babies are in her future.
On being called by her real name, Robyn. “When people call me Robyn, my head just flies around because I feel like that person knows me. But Rihanna, that tends to be people’s own [creation]. Robyn is who I am. Rihanna—that’s an idea of who I am.”
On getting her fearless attitude back, “I had to regain my fearlessness because it did go away for a little bit. My mother said something to me a few years ago: “I’ve seen something in your eyes I’ve never seen before: fear.” She was like, “No, this is not you.” I just got back to being OK with myself.”
Rihanna reveals that she loves Nicole Richie and the late Princess Diana’s style: “Oh my God, are you kidding me? Nicole Richie. She just p***es me off, she’s so good. But you know who is the best who ever did it? Princess Diana. She was like—she killed it. Every look was right. She was gangsta with her clothes. She had these crazy hats. She got oversize jackets. I loved everything she wore.”
Rihanna has a new show premiering on Bravo this month. She explains how it all began. “I felt like there were all these talented people in New York who had a very keen eye for style and design, but I couldn’t find them [to work with]. I get excited by discovering new designers. I’m obsessed with being first with everything in fashion. “
On her fashion inspiration: “My love for fashion—let me say, my admiration for fashion—started with my mom. I used to watch her get dressed. She was around my age right now, and she was so fly. So fly. I remember not even knowing how to do that because I was such a tomboy.”
Motherhood is definitely in the cards for her: “One day I will have kids. I look forward to the day when I’m gonna be a mom. But I’m nowhere close. I don’t even have a potential baby daddy!”
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