She says, “Legit, I have been in the gym every day this week because I am not willing to give up my food. Nor is she the woman who has been described as badass, shocking, naughty, tough—pictured in tabloids and online with various rumored rapper/actor/athlete boyfriends.
What makes Rihanna special—outside of the music—is that she is someone who is genuinely herself. You are seeing the authentic version of who she is. She’s gone through things that everyone’s gone through—dysfunctional relationships, things that played out in front of everyone’s eyes—and she’s done a real good job of keeping her life private, but just living her life as a young person … You have to have a tough skin in this business; you’re going to hear some things about yourself that you’re going to think, What?? I honestly think how much fun it would be to live my reputation.
People have this image of how wild and crazy I am, and I’m not everything they think of me.
The reality is that the fame, the rumors—this picture means this, another picture means that—it really freaks me out.
It made me back away from even wanting to attempt to date. I’m always concerned about whether people have good or bad intentions.
And while people may assume that her life is just one big, long, sexy night out on the town, she insists it’s not true. “Honestly, I’ve been thinking lately about how boring I am,” she says.
“When I do get time to myself, I watch TV.” Now we’re off and running, both of us mourning the end of [true stories of women who lost control and committed murder].S., where she lived in Stamford, Connecticut, with Rogers and his family. Jay Brown, now part of the Roc Nation team that manages her, remembers her wearing all white, with her hair pulled back off her face.They made more demos and tried to get her a record deal. Rihanna says she wore white jeans, white boots, and a turquoise tube top from Forever 21.Those are things that actually happened in real life,” she says.“I’m stuck on the fact that these things actually happened. You would not even believe it,” she says with a laugh.It’s become second nature for me to just close that door and just be O. Rihanna sits across the table from me in the private room at Giorgio Baldi, her favorite restaurant in L. Her hair is reddish, wavy; her face seems free of makeup.