Y’all know Rihanna is my queen – I love her music (don’t even tell me you won’t still be singing ‘Umbrella’ when you’re in the nursing home), I love her personality, etc. I don’t really love those hand tattoos, but no one’s perfect. What I’m really loving most lately is her new-found (and late-blooming) wisdom. Apparently taking a bit of time out of the spotlight has given her time to reflect on life, and she’s finally realized that she needs to treat herself better and not accepting other people not doing the same. Cough cough CHRIS BROWN cough cough.
“The more we respect ourselves the more men will respect us,” she says. “I have both sides to me and I think most women do. We are strong but they are very vulnerable as well.
“For me, I get very fierce and passionate about my career and about my family. But there are also things that make me become a little girl. Like, I love balloons, that definitely really brings out the little girl in me.”
Girllllll, we been tryin’ to tell you this shit since 2009! Better late than never. If it seems rather random that she’d be talking about this, it’s not, really – it was for an interview ahead of the release of the new animated feature Home, for which RiRi voices the lead character, Tip, and does the theme song. Anyway, so glad she’s realized that she needs to love herself more.
She’s even thinking about the future!
Although there are no plans to settle down anytime soon, she has said she’d like to be ‘a wife’ one day. Who would make for the perfect husband? She considers, “Someone who could tolerate my schedule; someone man enough to do that and not get scared because I don’t have a lot of time to offer.”
When she does have spare time, she prefers to keep it low key. “At home I’m pretty boring. I just lay on the couch and watch TV,” she says, although with whom the Barbadian singer is sharing the couch with remains unconfirmed.
I feel like me and Rihanna might be soulmates. Laying on the couch watching TV sounds like the only way I’d want to spend a marriage.