"Normally I bring a list of questions, but I didn’t have time to prepare one, which I make a split-second decision to confess. “I’m winging it, so you have to help me,” I say nervously. Rihanna flashes a grin that is somehow both reassuring and mischievous. “Aren’t we all?” she says."
This has sent Twitter in a frenzy, arguing that they would never come unprepared.
lord, may I one day have the confidence of a Vogue writer who arrives at an interview with RIHANNA without a list of questions they had pulled together and ordered and reordered after months and months of research. https://t.co/0LyXOHE10r— Allison P Davis (@AllisonPDavis) October 9, 2019
if someone knocked on my door at this very moment and said "get in the car you're interviewing rihanna," I would pick writing down a few questions over putting my shoes on https://t.co/0KLDhel7EM— Kathryn VanArendonk (@kvanaren) October 9, 2019
I am not even a journalist but if i knew i was interviewing Ms. Rihanna i sure as fuck would have my questions prepared beforehand.— #TeamHellion/Helicon (@NicoH715) October 10, 2019
It's just amazing how some people have interviews with celebrities and these journalists are just winging it and failing badly.
Are Rihanna's whereabouts more fast-changing than Taylor Swifts? Because it seems like you had plenty of time to prepare for that: pic.twitter.com/v6OmaNAUed— Matt O’Connor (@GeraltOfPhilly) October 9, 2019
However, the writer (who profiled Rihanna back in 2016 for Vogue and reportedly gets along with her very well) took to defend herself on Twitter. She says she was "driving to Trader Joe's in sweatpants when I got the call and literally had to flip a bitch. I research my subjects to death. *Especially* Rihanna."
GUYS. I was driving to Trader Joe's in sweatpants when I got the call and literally had to flip a bitch. I research my subjects to death. *Especially* Rihanna. I appreciate the anger behind the reaction. But this is a misunderstanding, for which I take full responsibility.— Abby Aguirre (@abby_aguirre) October 9, 2019
I see now. But people might consider the fact that Rihanna's whereabouts are fast-changing before leaping to this assumption. It's so far from actual reality, I don't even know where to begin. I am not confident! https://t.co/6X6eU0Zl79— Abby Aguirre (@abby_aguirre) October 9, 2019
Thoughts? Do you think Twitter is overreacting or should the writer not have admitted it in the profile?
Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7