Rihanna covers Elle Magazine’s May issue, and sits down for an interview opening up a bit about her private life. Everyone has noticed the drastic change in the once sweet little girl from Barbados, who’s now labeled as a bad girl due to her sexually explicit lyrics, raunchy music videos, and intense spiced-up performances. The pop star was even voted “Sexiest Woman of Alive” in 2011, by Esquire Magazine. But where did Rihanna’s wild side come from?? According to the now 24-year-old, it was the break-up with famous singer Chris Brown….that set her free.
Rihanna said of the break-up:
“It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
What she had to say about their song collaborations:
“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
When asked about having children, Rihanna said:
It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!
On why she doesn’t yet have a man:
I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize the extreme change that took place in both Rihanna and Chris Brown after their break-up…but after going through an extreme situation like that one…change is not only normal, but necessary.
What do you think of Rihanna’s sit-down with Elle? Do you enjoy the good-girl-gone-bad’s honesty?