Rihanna Interviews Tarana Burke, Lena Waithe Young M.A. And More In New ‘Rihannazine’ Project

Rihanna is putting her hand in several bags, and her latest is her new collaboration with i-D, titled “Rihannazine.”

The new project, which is curated and co-created by Rih Rih herself, includes several interviews that feature well-known leaders who are “progressively reshaping the communities across fashion, music, art, and activism—creating a more inclusive and diverse future,” Rihanna said, per i-D. Some of the interviewees include #MeToo founder #TaranaBurke, #RicoNasty, #YoungMA, #SkylarDiggins and more.

The magazine took to Twitter to announce the new feature, with a caption that read: “Here’s the second cover of i-D’s ‘Rihannazine,’ a celebration of Rihanna reign on the worlds of fashion, beauty and music, and i-D’s 40th anniversary, co-curated by Ri herself.” One of the Interviews came MartinLutherKLing’s granddaughter #YolandaReneeKing, who spoke on gun violence. “I’m leaving behind people who are bystanders to gun violence. I’m taking a better future: more young activists, more action taken to help other people, so that they can stand up at rallies, and more people can get involved,” King said.

All the interviewees were asked the same series of questions, one of which was, “What would you consider to be your biggest failure?” Brooklyn rapper Young M.A. said she has no failures. “I don’t think anything I’ve done was a failure. I don’t understand why anybody would think anything they learned from was a failure. It is what it is. I don’t believe I’ve failed at anything. No failures,” she said.”

Another question was, “What do you think your biggest personal or professional success has been so far?” Writer-actor and director  #LenaWaithe said her biggest success was getting married. “My biggest personal success, I think, was getting married. That was something I had been preparing for my whole life. I didn’t realise that was what I was doing, but I think getting to the place where my wife and I were prepared, and ready, and excited about really joining our lives together as one, was something that didn’t come easy, and was not a fairytale or a movie. It took work, it took patience, it took unconditional love.”

Complex reports that this isn’t Rih’s first jump into the editorial industry. Last year the singer released her 504-page coffee table book, titled Rihanna. She also reportedly has another documentary in the works in a $25 million deal with #Amazon.

Rihanna for Rihannazine
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