Rihanna has become the cover Queen this year with her numerous magazine covers and features. The latest, is her red hot cover of Fabulous magazine which will be released this month in the UK. Inside, she openly discussed how she feels about her competition, what made her decide to dye her hair bright red and being uncomfortable as a “sex symbol”. She, however, was not as open when it came to discussing her ex-boyfriend. The editors noted in the feature:
Today, she’s not quite as forthcoming when the subject of Brown is broached. The mere mention of his name prompts a change in atmosphere and a sharp: “Excuse me?”Bwahahahaha. I guess she told them!
When asked again she snaps: “Next. You obviously want to talk about Chris Brown, I don’t.”
Read a few more excerpts below
Rihanna On Her CompetitionIt’s not about who’s better between Rihanna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga. I’m more in competition with myself. I always challenge myself to do better next time. It doesn’t matter who’s at the top as long as I’m getting closer to that point every time. That’s all I care about.
I never focus on who or what is at the top, because when people become better at what they do individually, it’s noticed. And that’s all I want to be: an artist who was known for growing constantly and becoming bigger and better.
On being a sex symbol
Every time I hear that it’s definitely flattering, but also uncomfortable. That’s not a priority on my list – being a sex symbol or being overly sexy. I’m just a normal woman. I don’t really focus on being a sex symbol.
On why she dyed her hair red
I think I was ready for something new and loud and expressive. It’s really adventurous – I wanted something that was fun, you know. I didn’t want a normal hair colour. I’d had blonde and it was so boring. Black is still my favourite, but I was looking for a colour that was edgy. I guess it was just the place I was in at that time. I felt like being spontaneous, and I also wanted to go for something extreme. I couldn’t do green or purple or pink, so red was like the fine line between normal and extreme!
On moving on
I wanted people to move on from it, [because] the last big thing they know about me is that night. And I don’t want that to be what people define me as.