Rihanna talks about her dating life
And in it, Ri Ri went where she has seldom gone before: She talked as openly as she was willing to about her billionaire boyfriend of two years, Hassan Jameel. In a series of questions, Paulson asked Rihanna about who she was dating ("Google it," was Rihanna's response) and whether she was in love."Of course I am," Rihanna said."Are you going to get married? On my calendar we now have the infamous 'P,' which means personal days. I’ll shut things down for two days, three days at a time. It was like, 'I need to make time for this.' Just like I nurture my businesses, I need to nurture this as well. "People have this image of how wild and crazy I am, and I'm not everything they think of me." In fact, Ri Ri's been single for quite some time—"I'm fine being with myself.
"I think honesty is the ultimate liberation in life," she says. But she keeps talking—candidly and often hilariously, and instead of stopping at her front door, she has her driver circle the block again and again, and we talk more.You've had 10, and you're the youngest artist to ever hit that mark—you topped Mariah Carey. I've never actually seen this list laid out like this. We had a young fan base, and they were trying to keep me fresh. I wanted to be sassy, the attitude, all these things that I am.Plus, you did it faster than any solo artist in 's history: less than five years to 10 number ones. GLAMOUR: Your sound keeps evolving too, and your lyrics keep getting more complicated and raw. came right after that, and that's when I realized, OK, my fans love the music; now I need to get a little deep with them, get a little more vulnerable, open up. I was like, "Twitter is so dumb—why would I want anybody to know anything more about me?What comes through more than anything is a tale of transformation: In February 2009, Rihanna endured the abuse of Chris Brown and the subsequent gossip frenzy. GLAMOUR: Your style has gotten more aggressive as your music has. RIHANNA: Absolutely, and I don't think of one without the other.
It was painful, she tells me, to lose control of her story and image that way; determined not to let that happen again, she has since reemerged as the architect of her own fascinating comeback. My music definitely determines the direction we're gonna move in. GLAMOUR: There are so many pop stars who blow up and then lose control.
GLAMOUR: When you followed Chris Brown on Twitter, everyone freaked out and you jumped in with: "it's…twitter, not the altar! RIHANNA: That's something people would love to make into more than it actually is, and I think that's just something I'm gonna have to live with for the rest of my life, unfortunately.