The 3-time Grammy winner has a lot of her mind these days, and new boyfriend Matt Kemp has brought a sense of calm.
Rihanna talks love, fashion and more in the July 2010 issue of Elle Magazine.Here's what she had to say on Kemp, Gucci clothes and that dreaded Chris Brown situation:
I have a boyfriend [outfielder for the Los Angeles Dodgers Matt Kemp]. I’m so happy. I feel really comfortable, and it’s so easy. I have such a chaotic life, but at the end of the day, that is just my peace. It keeps me sane, really, talking to him and talking to my family.
...It’s clear there are definitely fewer black women in the high-fashion industry. One of the things I respected most about Gucci was that they did a print campaign with me. I’m a black girl on a fashion spread for Gucci—that was a big deal. I respect designers who aren’t afraid to go outside the box. I went to a Jean Paul Gaultier show, and I saw girls who are thicker than me, beautiful and voluptuous and different ethnicities. That made me so excited. I thought, Okay, I can work that, for sure.
...A year ago, I was very confused. Because he [Chris Brown] was my best friend. All of a sudden, one night changed our whole lives—not only our friendship, but our lives. I wanted to wake up one day and just not have that pain anymore. I wanted to be with him again or get over him—it was either-or. I just didn’t want to feel the pain, the confusion.
Bloggers and commenters everywhere were quick to denounce Rihanna for her openness about the Chris Brown situation over a year after its occurrence.
I say, don't judge someone 'less you've been in their shoes.
...She is still a human being. Still a woman. Still has emotions, stardom or not.
Think, people. Think.
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