Rihanna On Not Dating, Success & Racism: It’s the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong.



In Rihanna’s recent interview with The NYTimes Style Magazine, the 27-year-old mega star continues to give us more glimpses inside her world. Check out a few of our fav excerpts.

If she runs her Instagram account herself:

Yeah, yeah. That’s the only way it’ll actually work. My fans can sniff the BS from very far away. I cannot trick them.

On digesting accomplishments and success:

Only now are things hitting me, like I’m feeling them emotionally. I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment — I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.’

On not dating:

Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego 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.

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On what turns her on:

I’m turned on by guys who 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 or musicians. I like to be taught. I like to sit on that side of the table.


Authored by: Kellie Williams