Rihanna is getting ready to release her new album, R8, at SOME point – God only knows when, since even though she’s released three singles from it already, there’s not a release date in sight. But she’s hitting the promo trail pretty hardcore leading up to it, and her latest interview is with V Magazine, in which she goes neon, gets her ass out and tells us all that she doesn’t give two shits about rumours that she’s hooking up with Leonardo DiCaprio, among other things.
On her relationship with Leo staying private: “Do I even give a dick about that anymore?”
On responding to people who say she’s taken time off: “I didn’t actually take time off. The past two years are the hardest I’ve ever worked. I’ve been working on two albums, an animated film, shooting for multiple magazines, designing for Puma and Stance [socks], a new line of fragrances, a summer tour, I launched my first annual Diamond Ball at the end of last year, and I’ve also been developing several projects to be revealed in the near future.”
R8: “Dude, I’m in love with my interludes. This one called ‘James,’ joint is on constant repeat. [The album is] soulful and aggressive, whether it’s lyrically, musically, or just the tone of my voice.”
“The thing that made me fall in love with [‘FourFiveSeconds’] is the juxtaposition of the music and the lyrics,” she told V. “When you read the lyrics it’s a completely different song than what you are hearing. The music is easygoing, but the lyrical content is very loud and in your face. In performing this, the key was to make sure the aggression wasn’t lost.”
Yikes. I gotta say, I stan for Ri, but she actually released ‘James’ this week and frankly, I’m not all that impressed:
Like, what? No. I want this to be good, I really do. I refuse to give up on the queen.