Rihanna reveals she's worried about losing her curves as she gets 'back into the gym'
In case you missed it, Rihanna blessed the world with her beautiful face (framed with pencil-drawn eyebrows and the most opulent flower crown I've ever seen) on the cover of British Vogue. It's kind of a big deal because A) it's really quite spectacular and B) the September issue of British Vogue is one of the most prestigious editions, the big fashion special which some call the most important edition of the year.
Anyway, as well as flaunting it for the cover, the singer and businesswoman sat down with British Vogue's editor-in-chief, Edward Enninful for an interview.
They chit-chatted about all manner of things, including fame, friends, boys and Rihanna's bod. It came about because she was (naturally) being fawned with compliments; when asked about what it's like being the woman that everyone has a crush on, Rihanna brushed it off and said: "Ok, you’re asking the wrong person. I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m 'thicc' now. I don't know."
She went on to say that she's about to hit the gym to start toning up again but lamented the fact that she might lose some of her "thicc" assets once she starts slimming down. Naturally, you lose weight from your boobs and butt once you start losing body fat – two things Rihanna expressed worry about.
"I'm about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don't lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs," she said. "I'll lose some but not all."
''And I think of my boobs, like, 'Imma lose everything, everything goes!' But, you know, it comes with a price," she went on. "You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.''
I can definitely see t-shirts being printed with that last sentence on there.
The Work singer also spoke about friends, admitting that she's "very picky" about them. "I don't like to open myself up to everyone and so when you find people who are great and loyal, you don't want to let go of that," she said. ''I've been out here on my own since I was a teenager, so these people become like your family.''
She shared some other pearls of wisdom about love, pointing out how many people fall in love with "the idea" of someone, which often can lead to disappointment.
"I think a lot of people meet people and then they’re dating the idea of what the person could become, and that person never shows up and then they’re just mad disappointed," the 30-year-old said, before adding: "A person can always get better, they can always get worse, but you’ve got to be fine with what you met them as."
Always level-headed, Rihanna also opened up about how she gets intimidated by fame sometimes and often pines for "real and normal" activities like buying groceries.
''It's the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame," she said. "I literally dream about buying my own groceries ... because it is something that is real and normal.''
Well, RiRi, we hope you get the chance to sneak out to the supermarket sometime soon.