Rihanna covers the September issue of Glamour, and inside the mag she opens up about everything from her legendary abuse saga with Chris Brown to reinventing herself with self-revealing albums and dramatic fashion choices.
In this honest interview, Rihanna reveals to Glamour, “My whole life changed a couple years ago. That’s when I decided to let my guard down completely. There’s freedom in honesty. If you just face it today, tomorrow you can move on to something else”.
Check out some more highlights from her interview, below!
On hating drama…and perfection:
“I hate drama. But at the same time, nothing bothers me more than when life’s perfect. And that’s the sick part. I just love a challenge, whether it’s a relationship, my career, clothing...”
On her attention getting sense of style:
“Getting dressed, I want to pick the most bizarre pair of shorts so I can figure out how to make it look right, or work an outfit that will make people go, “What the hell is she wearing?”
On dealing with how messy life can get:
“I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life. People want to shy away from the truth and keep sweeping it under the rug. But after a while, you pick up the rug and there’s just way too much dirt, so you might as well just be up front about it.”
On being a role model for young girls:
“I want to set the right example and, at the same time, live my life….I feel like pop stars can’t be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art.”
Glamour’s September issue is available on newsstands and digitally (iPad and Barnes & Noble Nook Color) nationwide on August 9, 2011.