Rihanna opens up about “aggressively working on music, her new venture Fenty Skincare and her plans to have “three or four children” with or without a partner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I mean, it’s RiRi, she always got something new in store for her fans. In a new interview with Vogue, Rihanna delves into her all-women business meetings motherhood and more.
First things first: Rihanna says she’s not committing to any date in regards to her new album, saying, “I can’t say when I’m going to drop.” She added that there isn’t much for fans to expect besides “good music.” “I don’t want my albums to feel like themes,” she said. “There are no rules. There’s no format. There’s just good music, and if I feel it, I’m putting it out.” However, Rih said that the “reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album” that she mentioned last year is for-sure a thing. “Oh no, that is happening,” she said, adding, “I feel like I have no boundaries. I’ve done everything – I’ve done all the hits, I’ve tried every genre – now I’m just, I’m wide open. I can make anything that I want.”
Rihanna is booked and busy, and the bookings are for bags she’s created for herself. From Fenty fashion to now launching a full skincare line; Rih says perfection was her goal with Fenty Skincare as well. “Skincare, it’s the truth. It either works, or it doesn’t. There’s nowhere to hide,” said the 32-year-old. The conversation then skipped to the singer’s desire to feel “invisible.” Rihanna has lived primarily in London, where she says she prefers to be amongst bougie crowds, but not for reasons you might think. “I like it because they’re too bougie to give a shit about me. When I walk into those places, I am invisible. And nothing makes me feel better than being invisible.” She continued, “But if I do that now, and I try to get some Jamaican food, it’s going to be an event, you know? So if I want a night off, I go hang with the people I would never hang with. And I just, I’m just in my bubble, Which I really enjoy about London.”
There are many things Rihanna will tolerate, but unhappiness isn’t one of them – especially in relationships. Rih quietly departed from her longterm relationship with billionaire Saudi billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel and hasn’t looked back. “Since I turned 32, I’m realizing life is really short,” she said. “You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate shit, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much,” she said. “What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My grey area is shutting down.”
What’s next in 10 years for Rihanna? Kids, of course, and she says she doesn’t mind being a mother to them on her own. “I’ll have kids – three or four of ’em.” She then responded, “Hell yeah,” to the question about whether or not she’d have children without a partner, saying all a child needs is “love.” “I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives. But the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”