I picked up my digital copy via the Play Store, and surprisingly, Rihanna’s accompanying interview manages to touch on several topics I’ve never heard the singer talk about before.
Check the excerpts below to find out who Rihanna’s style icons are. Whether she ever regrets sharing so much of herself online. The difference between Robyn and Rihanna, and much more.
Though she refuses to call ‘Rihanna’ her alter-ego, the singer does say there is a difference between who Robyn is and who Rihanna is: 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.
Rihanna on dealing with the oodles of bad press she gets for her out of control image: Well, I can’t run from it. You can’t change who you are. It’s important for me to know who I am and work with that. They’re gonna keep knocking away at this until it all comes crashing down. But I’m not gonna ever crash. I’m in control.
Rihanna on coming up with the idea for her Styled to Rock reality fashion competition: 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.
Rihanna on her style icons: I love Nicole Richie. She just pisses 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.