Rihanna Reveals She's Been Living In London +Talks NEW Music & More In T Magazine!
Updated: May 24, 2019
Rihanna is BACK and she is serving lewks in the latest issue of T Magazine!
Yes, in the write up the Barbadian beauty talks about her upcoming venture into reggae music (without Drake), her new fenty fashion line and somehow sneakingly mentioned that she FULLY MOVED to London.
Can't say that we blame her, if I had the coins I'd move far from Donald Trump's foolishness too! Check out the FULL details below via Time. com:
The “Work” singer and Fenty boss revealed that she left the U.S. for the U.K. in a new interview with the New York Times T Magazine. In the interview, Rihanna explained that moved to London to be closer to her Fenty team who are based in Paris and Italy where the company’s products are manufactured.
The singer, actress, and business mogul is apparently quite happy living under the radar, though. She told the Times that one of the things she appreciates most about living in London is “walking around the block”, presumably without being noticed, and visiting a local Jamaican grocery store.
On How The Fenty Fashion Line Came About:
I’ve been slowly evolving throughout the fashion world. First wearing it, buying it, being recognized for my style and then collaborating with brands. I never just wanted to put my name on something and sell my license. I’m very hands-on, so I wanted to take it slowly and gain respect as a designer. I already had a relationship with them after the Versailles campaign and the makeup line, so they extended the offer to me and it was a no-brainer because LVMH is a machine. Bernard Arnault was so enthusiastic; he trusted me and my vision.
On Being The First Black Woman To Launch Such A Venture:
“I didn’t even know that until months into our relationship, when Jahleel (my stylist) brought it to my attention. And I’m like, “Are you sure about that? Did you do your research? ’Cause I don’t wanna state a claim that’s [expletive].” Because I still couldn’t believe it. It made me feel proud.
On Growing From Her Party-Girl Persona:
There has been quite an evolution in that party. In the beginning, it was just my culture, my life. And now, the party, believe it or not, is at work. I do not go out. I will go to a dinner. I try to have as much fun as I can during work. And even after work, when I’m literally in my kitchen having a drink, I invite all my staff. And we work, still. I see them more than my family and spend most of my life with them. It becomes friendship first, and then it leads into family because we lean on each other. I’m sure it’s really different from any other boss-employee relationship.
On Her Evolution:
Even within being “Rihanna,” that freedom didn’t exist for a while. “Good Girl Gone Bad” is where I started to take the reins: “I’m going to do whatever I want to do, I’m taking control of my vision, my sound, my clothes.” I also embraced change along the way — things that make me a better woman, a better human being. Like, even the way I communicate: I’m really proud of my growth on that. I’m proud to walk into any building as this person. Nothing about me makes me embarrassed about me.
On Upcoming Music:
Interviewer: Oh, they think you’re doing a collaboration with Lady Gaga.
Rihanna: Maybe because she followed me on Instagram. It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it.
Interviewer: Are you going to collaborate with Drake again?30
Rihanna: Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure.
Interviewer: What is the album called?
Rihanna: Uh, I don’t know yet.
Interviewer: If you don’t know yet, then you probably don’t know when it’s coming out?
Rihanna: I don’t.
Interviewer: Do you have any names under consideration?
Rihanna: No, so far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy. I’m about to call it that probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this “R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?” How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?
Interviewer: It’s this gift to the fans who have been most hungry for it.
Rihanna: That would be cute.