Aren’t you sick of seeing two powerful women pitted against each other?
If anyone knows what this feels like, it’s Rihanna and Beyonce. Rumors of a rivalry between the two musical superstars have been swirling for years now, and were most recently fueled by the sudden release of “Formation” during ANTI‘s rise on the charts.
Now, in the April issue of Vogue, Rihanna covers the magazine for the fourth time and shuts down talk of the feud once and for all, saying:
“Here’s the deal,” she says. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.”
Check out more highlights from Rih’s cover story below. And how stunning are these pictures?
On the lyrics to “Work:”
“You get what I’m saying, but it’s not all the way perfect,” she says. “Because that’s how we speak in the Caribbean.”
On working with Drake:
“Everything he does is so amazing.”
Had Rihanna gotten bored with the pop formula? “Very much,” the singer says. “I just gravitated toward the songs that were honest to where I’m at right now.” From the first song, “Consideration,” a trip-hop collaboration with SZA, the message is clear. The chorus has Rihanna singing, “I got to do things my own way, darling.” It’s “like a PSA,” she tells me. She recognizes the risks: “It might not be some automatic record that will be Top 40. But I felt like I earned the right to do that now.”
“I just liked it better without the lines underneath. Could you imagine the CFDA dress with a bra? I would slice my throat. I already wanted to, for wearing a thong that wasn’t bedazzled. That’s the only regret I have in my life.” Wearing a thong that wasn’t bedazzled is your greatest regret in life? “To the CFDA Awards. Yes.”
For more of Rihanna in Vogue, click here.
SOURCE: Vogue | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram