Despite obvious shortcomings, Rihanna is undoubtedly Pop’s most exciting act.
Yes, while her excitable nature has kept her out of rehearsals and into controversy one too many times, her light, bright and carefree attitude to life sometimes makes her more appealing than acts far more talented than she is.
Now, before the release of her new video ‘Where Have You Been’, she sat down with Extra to discuss her new movie ‘Battleships‘, her mother but more importantly- her controversial reunion with ex boyfriend Chris Brown.
When asked on the inspiration behind the collab, she dished:
People think them doing what they want is doing what everybody else doesn’t want, and it’s not that.
Doing what you want means moving forward with the way you feel and living in your truth and a lot of the time you’ll find common ground with people and sometimes there are people you won’t find that- who won’t agree with you. But it has to be your truth.
However, while all for Rihanna having a ‘good time’, one does have to wonder how much of that time is spent developing Rihanna the brand and not Rihanna the tabloid regular.
For, unless ROC has managed to pull her out of it and kept it on the low, she is still tied to a 360 contract with Def Jam- a contract that hinders her from joining the likes of GaGa, Taylor and Adele at the top of many a Forbes list.
So, with the Chris Brown mess behind her, it’ll be interesting to see how Riri’s lax approach works out for her in ten years or so.