Rihanna is the cover girl for the The New York Times' ‘T’ magazine. Rihanna is declared one of the "greats" and opens up about what turns her on, her fears, racism, and more in the accompanying interview.
On race Rihanna says:
“You know, when I started to experience the difference — or even have my race be highlighted — it was mostly when I would do business deals. And, you know, that never ends, by the way. It’s still a thing.”She continues:
“[I]t’s the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong. It almost excites me; I know what they’re expecting, and I can’t wait to show them that I’m here to exceed those expectations. But I have to bear in mind that…people are judging you because you’re packaged a certain way — they’ve been programmed to think a black man in a hoodie means grab your purse a little tighter. For me, it comes down to smaller issues, scenarios in which people can assume something of me without knowing me, just by my packaging.”Read the complete interview here.
Photos: Craig McDean.