We’ve admitted before that we have a fascination with Rihanna. Our fascination has grown after reading the Vanity Fair article “Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story” written for the magazine by Lisa Robinson. Article with images here
Rihanna appears on the November 2015 cover of Vanity Fair magazine.
The cover teaser “Everyone’s ‘Bad Girl’ talks music, sex and Chris Brown — And why she’s nobody’s ‘Bad Girl’”
Inside the mag, Rihanna is shown posing at Bar la Rosa, on La Rosa Street in Havana, Cuba. She’s decked out in a sexy red outfit (pants, heels, corset top) and looks like she’s inside a sexy scene in a film set in Cuba at the height of Cuba’s sex appeal. In another photo she poses in the Josie Alonso House, on Calzada Street, in Havana’s Vedado neighborhood wearing a sexy shimmery spaghetti strap dress. For her VF shots she was styled by Jessica Diehl. The photos were taken by Annie Leibovitz.
Rihanna in Cuba – what’s the article about?
The Vanity Fair article featuring Rihanna in Cuba is mostly just your standard feature where Rihanna talks about a variety of things, including her frustration with having to talk about the domestic violence issue from her past involving her then boyfriend Chris Brown who “assaulted her in his rented Lamborghini and left her bloodied and battered on the side of a street (Vanity Fair “Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story”). She acknowledges that domestic violence isn’t a topic that can be swept under the carpet; but she expresses frustration over not being allowed to move beyond the 2009 incident, saying that it isn’t something that people who go through it want to remember and be forced to talk about 200 times.
Other topics that are discussed in the article include Rihanna’s life and how different it is in reality from public perception
Rihanna insists her life is not all about wild partying and club hopping. There are actually times when she thinks her life is pretty boring. She’s quoted as saying “I honestly think how much fun it would be to live my reputation.” But according to the article the real Rihanna, while every bit as authentic as she comes off, isn’t:
…the provocative, wild hip-hop prom queen, the sexy girl allegedly at the center of a jealous, bottle-throwing brawl in a nightclub, nor the habitué of L.A. and New York hot spots 1Oak and Up & Down. 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… (Lisa Robinson writing for Vanity Fair in “Rihanna in Cuba: The Cover Story” Vanity Fair November 2015 issue)
Rihanna also talks about her relationship status. According to the article her last “real, official boyfriend” was Chris Brown. She has dated a few guys since but hasn’t been in any serious relationships. She admits that she gets lonely sometimes, but she prefers to be by herself than to settle for someone who is less than a gentleman like so many young girls do today.
Rihanna talking about men today: They think being a real man is actually being a pu*sy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to … but that’s O.K. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give.
And for the above reason Rihanna, according to the article, hasn’t been having sex or even seeing anybody. Because she doesn’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty.
For more check out the Vanity Fair article on their website or pick up the November issue of their magazine.
Image of Rihanna: Liam Mendes, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons