Rihanna covers the November issue of VOGUE Magazine, which also happens to be her second time on the cover – a feat many celebrities don’t achieve. The singer has recently revealed the album art and title for her seventh studio project.
Unapologetic will hit stores everywhere on November 19th. Rihanna isn’t disappointing us by not releasing an album every year now. This will definitely become a thing of hers.
Inside VOGUE, Rihanna is aksed about her relationship with Chris Brown. This is a question she will never avoid. Rihanna reminisces about the time she was creating the Birthday Cake remix and how people would be shocked if she featured Chris. She states something similar that she said to Oprah, about how people aren’t on the inside of their relationship and therefore should have no say. Rihanna and Chris have found closure and now should we.
But this answer doesn’t mention Chris’ video were he confesses his love Rihanna, and the rumors of them still being in a relationship.
At dinner I ask her if she thinks she’s going to be talking about Brown for the rest of her life. “To the world, I feel like there’s no closure,” she says. “There’s some obsession that’s continued even throughout when we weren’t friends or couldn’t be friends at all. Hated each other. The world hasn’t let go. They haven’t seen any progress in our friendship, because they don’t see anything, really, besides the song.”
She says the “Birthday Cake” remix was her idea. “I didn’t think it could be anything detrimental to my career,” she says. “I was on a tour bus ride between two cities, listening to my album, thinking, Oooh, maybe I should make this into a duet. And I started coming up with a bunch of people, and his name crossed my mind. I thought, We haven’t made a song in so long together . . . it could be a little shocking.”
It was shocking, and there was blowback. “So now it’s a bit of a fascination, I guess,” she says. “I don’t know if people will stop soon, but I feel like as soon as they have closure to it, they will.” She doesn’t expect she will win everyone’s understanding. “But they’re not on the inside. They can’t see what I see, unless they’re sitting in my point of view. I guess I’ll learn to accept that.”
Check out more photos of Rihanna inside VOGUE after the jump. And tell me what you are expecting from Unapologetic. Rihanna says it will be a positive album. Is that what you want?