24 year-old Rihanna is serving up “Raunchiness and Sex Appeal” in the latest issue of Complex Magazine’s “Seven Cover” February/March 2013 issue.
During a sit down with the magazine, Rih talked about being a narcissistic when it comes to just taking pics of her body and sharing them with fans, her relationship with Chris Brown (still not being anybody’s bizness), her care-free attitude and more.
“When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called, ‘Unapologetic.’”
“I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded,” she says. “I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, ‘Fuck it.’ What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll hate me? They’ve done that before.”
….It’s narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it. I’m capturing personality… Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek. It’s like getting a good light, and good angle on what’s working for you that day.
On her relationship with Breezy:
“People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are,” she says. “Most of the time it’s wrong.”
“We don’t start the trouble, but that’s how we’re defending ourselves—by saying some slick sh*t.”
However, Rihanna still considers the album’s first single, “Diamonds,” one of her favorite songs since “Umbrella” because of the way it makes her feel. “It was so inspiring and uplifting,” she says.
“It was giving me hope, that song. I was tired of angry love songs. Love doesn’t always have to be about breakups, and ‘We’re never going to be together again.’ It could be sweet. It could be, ‘Hell yeah! We’re diamonds!’”
Curiously, the video features a heavily tattooed arm that bears a striking resemblance to Chris Brown’s.
But no song got people talking like “Nobody’s Business,” her duet with Brown. Whether the pair likes it or not, when they sing “Always be my boy / I’ll always be your girl” to each other, their words are interpreted as confirmation of their current relationship status.