Rihanna dating chris brown
As the 27-year-old readies her long-awaited new album, she talks candidly about the chasm between her reality and her reputation.
What makes Rihanna special—outside of the music—is that she is someone who is genuinely herself. You are seeing the authentic version of who she is. She’s gone through things that everyone’s gone through—dysfunctional relationships, things that played out in front of everyone’s eyes—and she’s done a real good job of keeping her life private, but just living her life as a young person … You have to have a tough skin in this business; you’re going to hear some things about yourself that you’re going to think, What?? I honestly think how much fun it would be to live my reputation.
But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move.
I would wake up the next day feeling like shit.‘When you love somebody, that’s different,” she continues. Sometimes it’s the first time I’m meeting this person—and then all of a sudden I’m ‘with them.’ It freaks me out.
Rihanna’s career began in 2004 when two American record producers, Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken—both of whom were married to Bajan women and vacationed in Barbados—heard her sing at a local audition, made demos with her, and eventually brought her to the U. Jay Z, and executives Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith.
S., where she lived in Stamford, Connecticut, with Rogers and his family. Jay Brown, now part of the Roc Nation team that manages her, remembers her wearing all white, with her hair pulled back off her face.
Despite all those rumors of sexual liaisons, Rihanna says her last real, official boyfriend was Chris Brown—when they briefly got back together three years after his arrest for assaulting her in 2009 (more about that later)—and, prior to that, then Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who she says she was just getting to know when the paparazzi got a picture of them together. we were just three months in and I liked his vibe, he was a good guy, and then paparazzi got us on vacation in Mexico. “If I wanted to I would completely do that,” she says.
If you see me sitting next to someone, or standing next to someone, what, I’m not allowed to do that? Do you think it’s going to stop me from having a friend? “I hope for the best, and I always look for that little bit of good, that potential, and I wait for it to blossom. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. “It is lonely,” she says, “but I have so much work to do that I get distracted. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need.You want them to feel good being a man, but now men are afraid to be men. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give.“That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody,” she says, “because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.”Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty 27 years ago in Bridgetown, Barbados, grew up in a family so close-knit that her report card had to be taken around to every aunt and uncle, and if she didn’t take it to them, they came over to her house to see it.They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. She says that everybody knew what everyone else did and how well every child did in school—you couldn’t hide your failures; you had to face them.“I’m stuck on the fact that these things actually happened. You would not even believe it,” she says with a laugh.All those other things are just made-up stories.”When it comes to made-up stories, Rihanna knows whereof she speaks. He’s not even able to be seen with [another] girl, because I’m dragged back into headlines that say he’s cheating on me, and I don’t even [really] know this guy. “I’m serious, hand to God.” Given that she’s supposed to be so freewheeling, can’t she just have sex for fun?