From her beauty and fashion brands to her stellar music career, Rihanna is one of the most loved and successful women of our time. But, as time ticks by, many people have been wondering the same thing: when will RiRi start a family? Or does she even want kids in the first place?
Well, the star has answered all our burning questions in a tell-all interview with British Vogue.
Here’s the full story…
Rihanna is everyone’s queen.
The singer-songwriter, Robyn Rihanna Fenty, first popped up on the scene with “Pon De Replay” in 2005 after a successful audition with Jay-Z. The release of the song propelled her to stardom, capturing the hearts of international audiences.
The unique fusion of reggae and R&B vibes became the perfect combination for Rihanna’s dance tracks and her first full album, Music of the Sun, was released soon after.
Her career in music only got more successful with the release of one of her most popular albums, Good Girl Gone Bad.
In 2007, Rihanna’s image underwent a drastic change. She ditched her Caribbean vibes for a more rebellious one, chopping off her long hair and sporting a spiky pixie cut instead.
It became her signature look during the promotion of the album, which featured big-name stars such as Justin Timberlake.
After her most recent album, Anti (2016), was released, she decided to take a break from her music career.
Anti did extremely well, ranking at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart. It featured some of her most popular songs like “Kiss It Better” and who could ever forget “Work,” featuring Drake?
Her latest venture into the beauty industry led her to a fortune of 3 billion dollars.
I’m going to say it: Fenty Beauty is probably one of the best things to ever happen to the industry. In 2017, Rihanna really changed the game with her products, from her range of foundations all the way down to her iconic gloss bomb.
“Beauty for All”. Because the industry was becoming more and more diverse, the artist wanted to make sure that she was also moving with the trend. Her first line of foundations included a whopping forty different shades to suit all skin tones. She even went as far as thinking about the undertones of each one!
Foundation shopping is one of the most difficult tasks for us girls. But Fenty Beauty has gone out of its way to make sure that all individuals can find the right foundation for them.
And she did not disappoint. With the recent addition of new shades, the company is absolutely killing the make-up game.
When Fenty Beauty first launched, it racked up an amazing one hundred million dollars in its first week!
Most of the products sold out immediately and the buzz around the company hasn’t died since. Rihanna also announced on her Instagram that there is even more to come. I can’t help but get excited!
Of course, we’ve all watched Ocean’s 8, right?
The film about a group of bad-ass women who all work together to carry out a heist? You know the one I’m talking about. And if you don’t, first of all, where have you been?
Nine Ball, yes, that is her name in the movie, is an expert in all things tech. She hacks into the Met’s system in order to cover up all traces of the heist. She is a crucial part of the operation, and, according to the whole of the internet, she did an amazing job.
I definitely agree with that!
According to Forbes, all of her efforts add up to an outstanding $600 million fortune, making her the richest female musician in the world right now.
Rihanna beat the likes of Madonna ($570 million) and even the OG Queen B, Beyoncé ($400 million).
Well, at the rate she’s going, there’s nothing that can stop her.
The launch of her high-end clothing line in partnership with LVMH means she has yet another way of earning a profit. The release of this line also meant that she made history as the first woman to create an original brand at LVMH while also being the first woman of color at the top of an LVMH establishment.
She just loves to keep it real.
During the launch of her first-ever male perfume Rogue, a reporter asked her what she’s looking for in a man… And it clearly didn’t sit too well with the artist.
You go RiRi!
A fan photographed Rihanna at an angle deemed “unflattering”, and people started sending her abuse about letting herself go and becoming “overweight.”
She commented on the post saying:
“Somebody called me too fat?” with 3 laughing-crying emojis. Even she found the comment to be ridiculous, as did the fans who had her back on the issue.
And she has never let her new-found wealth go to her head.
And in it, she revealed some details about what her plans for the future are regarding starting a family and about life after her breakup with Hassan Jameel.
She gave an extremely honest and candid answer.
“Since I turned 32, I’m realizing life is really short,” she revealed to the magazine.
“You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate s**t, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much. What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My grey area is shutting down.”
“I’m working like this now so that I don’t have to in the future,” she said. “I know I will want to live differently.”
Her response led to this question…
Does she want to start a family? And if so, when?
“Ten years? I’ll be 42! I’ll be ancient. I’ll have kids—three or four of ’em.”
She was then asked if she would still have kids if she hadn’t meant the right partner.
Um, of course!
“Hell, yeah. I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives. But the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”
Just when we thought the singer couldn’t get any better?
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