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Rihanna on GMA; Talks Winning Her 8th Grammy, Hates The Word “Role Model” & Struggling With Body Issues [VIDEOS]

On Wednesday morning, pop superstar Rihanna appeared on “Good Morning America” to promote her latest ViVa Glam collaboration with MAC cosmetics.

During her interview, the 25-year-old bajan beauty talked about winning her 8th award for her “Unapologeic” album — beating Tamar Braxton‘s “Love & War,” and Fantasia‘s “Side Effects.”

She also chatted about raising 40 million for MAC AIDS foundation through her ViVa Glam lipstick sales.

After finding out she won Best Urban Contemporary Album for her latest album, Rihanna told GMA, “I was so shocked. Really, I was at home and one of my friends hit me and said you just won a Grammy and I was like, what. I went on the Internet and I just saw ‘Unapologetic.’

She adds, “It was quite an emotional moment surprisingly but I was in shock.” When asked about upcoming music projects, she adds,”Music is what I love to do, so you’ll never have to worry about me not doing that.”

When it comes to being called a “role model”, the singer told host Robin Roberts:

“I don’t like to use that word because people have their own opinion on what that means to them. I can’t really say I’m a role model. I’m not perfect. I’m not trying to sell that,” she says. “I want people to have fun but be responsible, protect themselves and be in control of your life. You can never judge people. I always made that a point. You never know what someone is going through.”


GMA shared several photos of Rihanna photobombing — on set of Good Morning America — the castmates of Full House John Stamos, Dave Coulier, and Bob Saget.

The men were also on hand to promote their Super Bowl commercial for Dannon Oikos yogurt.

RIHANNA ARRIVING AT GMA STUDIOS in an oversized FUR COAT, what would PETA say?!:

Of course the singer took a sexy selfie in her ‘orange & white’ Chanel outfit backstage in her dressing room:

Watch Rihanna’s interview below:

And as for MAC Aids fund, John Demsey, chairman of the M∙A∙C AIDS Fund, said Rihanna takes her role with the brand very seriously:

“She’s 100 million percent involved. She conceptualized all the shades of her commercial collaborations. She conceptualized the shade of Viva Glam. She’s a force of nature,” he said.

Later in the day, during an interview with an E! News correspondent, Alicia Quarles, Rihanna revealed that the Grammy was emotional yet exciting, which explains why she was a no show, and dishes on struggling with body issues at MAC’s Soho store in New York City.

Rihanna rocked a purple metallic blazer and sported navy blue skirt and completed her ensemble with gold heels.


Shakira and Rihanna is set to debut their newest collab single, “Can’t Remember to Forget You” on Thursday (Jan. 30) via VEVO at 8:35 PM EST.


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