Rihanna Opens Up About Drake, We’re not Friends anymore!
Rihanna reflects back on Drake’s speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2016, where he honored her by declaring his undying devotion and love to RiRi while presenting her with the Vanguard award.
“The VMAs is such a fan-focused awards show, so having that energy around me, and knowing the people who had received the award in the past, made it feel like a big deal,” she says in the new cover story for Vogue‘s June issue. “Waiting through that speech was probably the most uncomfortable part. I don’t like too many compliments; I don’t like to be put on blast.”
When asked about the status of her relationship with Drake now, she replies, “We don’t have a friendship now, but we’re not enemies either. It is what it is.”
The Oceans 8 star does have a man in her life. Though she wouldn’t directly name him in the interview, Rihanna has been romantically linked to Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel.
“I used to feel guilty about taking personal time,but I also think I never met someone who was worth it before,” she says. “Even mentally, just to be away from my phone, to be in the moment, that has been key for my growth. Now, when I come to work, I’m all in. Because before you know it, the years will go by. I’m glad I’m taking the time. I’m happy.”
Rihanna also talks about her new lingerie line.
Rihanna’s lingerie models come in all shapes and sizes; they are real women with real bodies who stand as a refreshing counterpoint to the impossible supermodel dimensions that have defined the look of lingerie for decades. Like Gigi Hadid and Serena Williams, Rihanna has been the target of body-shaming internet trolls. Her public responses have been rare, but when she does brush off the haters it’s usually done with a razor-sharp dose of wit: Last summer she posted a hilarious before-and-after weight-loss meme of the rapper Gucci Mane, a tongue-in-cheek nod to her own fluctuations on the scale. Because what could be more sexy than a sense of humor? “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies,” she says, shrugging her shoulders. “I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie.”