‘We Found Love’ pop starlet Rihanna is finding many interesting responses to the excerpts from her British Vogue interview. The Bajan role model for young girls may have channeled her inner Marilyn Monroe for the cover, but the inside story saw Ms. Fenty channeling her inner potty mouth.
From the November issue that hits stands October 6th, the ‘SOS’ singer shares her views on the ups-and-downs of fame, unsolicited role model delegation, and that choice “C” word. Proving, once again, that her talents extend far beyond just singing potty material, but speaking it as well:
Via US Weekly:
On use of the C-Word:
“That word is so offensive to everyone in the world except for Bajans. You know African-Americans use the n-word to their brothers? Well, that’s the way we use the c-word,” Rihanna explains. “When I first came here, I was saying it like it was nothing, like, ‘Hey, c-nt,’ until my make-up artist finally had to tell me to stop. I just never know.”
On image and being a role model:
“That’s not me. That’s a part I play,” she explains of her raunchy image. “You know, like it’s a piece of art, with all these toys and textures to play with.”
“See, people — especially white people — they want me to be a role model just because of the life I lead,” Rihanna complains. “The things I say in my songs, they expect it of me and [being a role model] became more of my job than I wanted it to be. But no, I just want to make music. That’s it.”
Read more here.
Role model indeed. Teaching young hopefuls that they too can rise to fame with racy antics, barely there outfits, and barely there talent. And, given her countless portrayals of ‘singer’, albeit not a good one, the ‘parts she’s played’ have proven acting to be her true calling to fame – right after modeling.
Random Tidbit: It’s pretty hard to believe Rihanna, or any pop singer, would be bold enough to say ‘White people want me to be a role model’. That has to be a misquote. Or, that’s what I’m hoping.