Interview: Rihanna for New York Times Magazine

rihanna t magazine interviewWith a new album set to possibly be released any day now, Rihanna is once again back on the promotional trail- which in this case includes yet another magazine cover.

The 27-year old pop diva is is gracing New York Times’ T magazine, and along with Karl Largerfeld, Quentin Tarantino, Steve McQueen, Johnathan Franzen and Elizabeth Holmes, has been dubbed by the magazine as one of The Greats.

Rihanna’s interview is peppered with quite a few gems, including a quote on why she’s CHOSEN to remain single for now. “Guys need attention,” she explained. “They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the go 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.”

As for what attracts her to the opposite sex, Rihanna said “I like guys that 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 and musicians.”

Rihanna then got a bit personal when talking about the beginning stages of her career and being sent to the United States unchaperoned. “That’s something I don’t think I could ever do. Send my only girl to another random country to live with people she’d just met. It had to be God that paralyzed Monica Fenty’s [Rihanna’s mother] emotions so that she’d say ‘Yes, go.’ To this day I don’t know what happened. But I thank God now it did.”

To read the rest of Rihanna interview you can visit T magazine’s official website here. Her photo shoot and behind-the-scenes video of said shoot, can be seen below.

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