For the first time Bajan singer Rihanna is on the cover of Vanity Fair‘s November 2015 issue. Traveling to Havana, Cuba, the 27-year-old had an edgy shoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz. Rocking her new red hairdo, Rihanna bared all while lying naked in a bedroom at the Josie Alonso house.
In the interview for the publication, Rihanna sat down at her favorite restaurant in Los Angeles and opened up about her highly publicized love life. During New York Fashion Week last month, Rihanna was rumored to be dating rapper Travis Scott. The two were seen out in public together looking cozy however she claims that those rumors are false and that her last “real” relationship was with R&B singer Chris Brown.
“I don’t hate him,” Rihanna said of Brown, 26. “I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”
Admitting to thinking that she could change Brown, Rihanna said: “I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”
When the interviewer decided to venture into the bad girl persona Rihanna is known for, she said: “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. It’s become second nature for me to just close that door and just be okay with that. I’m always concerned about whether people have good or bad intentions.”
The Vanity Fair November 2015 issue will be available on newsstands on October 13th.
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