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      Rihanna Covers Interview, Talks New Album, Life & Love

      Rihanna Covers Interview, Talks New Album, Life & Love

      Interview Magazine’s latest feature has the fans going wild.

      Dressed in a see-through, animal print body suit, Rihanna, covers the Magazine’s latest issue. In her exclusive cover story, Ri-Ri sheds light on a few aspects of her life. Fresh off the launch of her collaboration with LVMH for Fenty’s new fashion line, the iconic singer who claims to be “shy,” showed some vulnerability in this cover feature.

      It’s hard to believe that Rihanna made her debut over fourteen years ago, with her breakout record, “Pon di Replay.” Time surely flies. Her career took off, and hasn’t slowed down yet. Yet, as long as she’s been in the spotlight, there are still pieces of the music icon we haven’t seen. The now, 31 year old singer and business mogul has won 9 Grammy Awards, topped numerous music charts, launched a successful beauty and lingerie business, and has secured a partnership with the fashion behemoth that is LVMH. Not to mention, she became the first Black woman to be the face of luxury brand, Dior.

      Ri-Ri is an unstoppable force.

      But there’s more to her, behind all the success. Check out some of the highlights from her sit down with Ocean’s 8 castmate, Sarah Paulson for Interview Magazine below.

      PAULSON: How old are you now? If you don’t mind me asking.
      RIHANNA: 31.
      PAULSON: Shut up! I was too focused on work stuff when I was 31—I didn’t go to weddings, I didn’t go to funerals, and in retrospect I regret that.
      RIHANNA: I never used to be this way. It’s only the last couple years that I started to realize that you need to make time for yourself, because your mental health depends on it. If you’re not happy, you’re not going to be happy even doing things that you love doing. It’d feel like a chore. I never want work to feel like a chore. My career is my purpose, and it should never feel like anything other than a happy place. I’ve made little things a big deal, like going for a walk or going to the grocery store. I got into a new relationship, and it matters to me. It was like, “I need to make time for this.” Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. On my calendar we now have the infamous “P,” which means personal days. This is a new thing.

      PAULSON: If there are things going on in the beauty line, do you all of a sudden go, “Wait, I don’t want to leave this hanging. I want to take care of this”?

      RIHANNA: I don’t leave things hanging. I will work all day in a meeting, leave that meeting at 1 or 2am, and then come home with a tiny group of staff and work until 5, 7am.

      PAULSON: When do you sleep, girl?

      RIHANNA: I don’t have a sleep pattern. I have sleep pockets. I fit it in when I can. That’s why I take those personal days so seriously. Because it’s like, “You had all of me. I gave you the answers.”

      PAULSON: What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

      RIHANNA: Pray.

      PAULSON: First thing?

      RIHANNA: Unless I have to pee or something. I always want to start my day with a little devotion. I buy these devotion books and they’re dated, so you just pull up the date and that devotion is for that day.

      PAULSON: Have you always been a person of real faith?

      RIHANNA: I’ve always been. My first time praying and fasting was when I was 7 years old. I did that on my own, because I wanted to go to New York, and I knew that this was a sacrifice I had to make in order for god to make sure I could get there.