Rihanna graces the hood of Vogue‘s November matter, and in the accompanying conference published on Wednesday (Oct. 9), RiRi talked on the state of her upcoming album, her relationship state, and why she rolled down the chance to be the NFL’s halftime performer at the Super Bowl last time.
With the Navy champing at the moment to get their hands on R9, Rihanna wouldn’t try touch on a freeing date but did grow on the project’s reggae influence. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album. It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks,” she told. “Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood.”
Even as she resumes to tinker in other creative outlets and industries to grow her empire, fans shouldn’t be concerned, as Rihanna doesn’t envision herself ever not doing music. “Music is, like, speaking in code to the world, where they get it. It’s the weird language that connects me to them,” the Anti artist explained. “To cut that off is to cut my communication off. All of these other things flourish on top of that foundation.”
RiRi also explained her long-rumored involvement with Hassan Jameel and states she “without a doubt” wants children at some time. “Yeah, I’m dating,” she said. “I’m actually in an exclusive relationship for quite some time, and it’s going really well, so I’m happy.”
Rihanna verified that she rejected the NFL’s proposal to stand in solidarity with embattled ex NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “I couldn’t dare do that. For what? Who gains from that? Not my people,” RiRi stated. “I just couldn’t be a sellout. I couldn’t be an enabler. There are things within that organization that I do not agree with at all, and I was not about to go and be of service to them in any way.”
So proud to be on another cover of @voguemagazine wearing my own designs from @FentyOfficial !!! On stands October 16th!
Fashion Editor: Tonne Goodman
Makeup: Kanako Takasehttps://t.co/ARYg5Fmufj pic.twitter.com/LU9TEe1NEh
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 9, 2019