Rihanna Covers NME Magazine / Explains Why She Won’t Join Taylor Swift On-Stage

Published: Thursday 17th Sep 2015 by Sam

Rihanna doesn’t have any new music in the marketplace, but on the strength of her name has been tapped to cover NME‘s first free issue.

The Instagram model serves her usual brand of brash a-front of the publication, which arrives in the wake of confusion surrounding her eighth studio album (which after two years still has no attached release date).

Inside her accompanying interview, the 27-year-old had interesting words when questioned about chart-topping rival Taylor Swift and Roc Nation companion Kanye West.

See what we mean below…

Rihanna on stars joining Taylor Swift on stage:

“I don’t think I would. I just don’t think it makes sense. I don’t think our brands are the same: I don’t think they match, I don’t think our audiences are the same. In my mind she’s a role model, I’m not.”

Rihanna on Kanye’s Presidential bid:

“People are voting for [Donald] Trump; who wouldn’t vote for Kanye?” She continued, “I’m really, really elated with his speech. His speech was incredible.”

Ms. Fenty provided a well-informed explanation about her point of difference with Taylor; however, at this point, perhaps performing with a better seller is the best type of promo to jump-start this static ‘R8’ project of hers?

As for Kanye, she must be smoking whatever he was to co-sign that self-indulgent ramble of randomness he gave at the VMA’s.

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  1. maurice September 17, 2015

    bish doing everything but recording her new album.

    • toohotfortv September 17, 2015

      Shut up.

    • Missy September 17, 2015

      Rihanna is many things but stupi isn’t one of them. She has had 3 under-performing singles. The public has caught on with the more-educated crowd.

      1. Rihanna is not talented and has no vocal ablity
      2. Rihanna’s career is based on singles SHE HAS NOT WRITTEN OR PRODUCED.
      3. Rihanna is a record label puppet
      4. Rihanna is a horrible live performer who produces style but fails to deliver live
      5. Rihanna is a drug addict with bad influences around her AKA her best Friend Melissa Forde who provides the drugs

      This girl has branched into fashion because America needs talent and vocals and she can’t provide either

      • Cupid September 17, 2015

        You may want to do more to join this “more educated” crowd you speak of… You’re worried about music, saying she’s underperforming but over all her music, except for “American Oxygen”, has been very successful. All record sales are more so due to her experimenting with different sounds oppose to a lack of interest in Rihanna. That’s reduculous to say when Rihanna has done like a million magazine covers, her “fenty” brand of Puma shoes have sold out, socks by stance have sold out and her fragrance had sold out. She’s working on becoming a brand and hasn’t put much into this era of her music yet. There’s no lack of interest. R8 is HIGHLY Anticipated!

  2. Tyler Makivelli September 17, 2015

    She should definitely consider a career change. Its not like the b**** can sing anyways.

    • rosy September 17, 2015

      And your p**** dry

  3. Justchilln September 17, 2015

    It’s goin down!

    * grabs popcorn and puts on shades * ????

    • Tyler Makivelli September 17, 2015

      BASEMENT! *Nicki Minaj voice*

    • Tyler Makivelli September 17, 2015

      BASEMENT! *Nicki Voice*

  4. m1ssie September 17, 2015

    Girl bye. She really wants ppl to think she’s really some bad a$$.

    • Skyfall September 17, 2015

      How do???

  5. Truther September 17, 2015

    It wouldnt make sense??..Fetty Wap and Wiz Khalifa didnt make sense with Taylor on stage but it happened. Try again Rih

    • Skyfall September 17, 2015

      She probably didn’t know about them.

  6. KING-CALIO September 17, 2015

    This is one of the main reasons why I really dislike this website you guys sit up here and try to shade Rihanna every single post you but you up lift Rita Ora. When it comes to promotion and sales rihanna is clearly the winner you cannot compare one area of Rihanna’s album – Rita Ora entire career that’s bull clearly Rihanna is the most popular of the city Sam please get the stick out of your ass

  7. Skyfall September 17, 2015

    Gorgeous pic, she looks like she could me mixed with Korean here lol, honestly Taylor uses these artist to boost her public image as being girl next door.

    • Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

      She does look Korean now that you said it

  8. Ty September 17, 2015

    She needs to change her brand that’s the problem! All this I’m a badgal, I smoke weed, look at me I break rules blah blah doesn’t work when you 3 years away from 30. I mean she following that b*** ugly 23 yr old travis Scott from coast to coast on his tour(she in la right now and just attended his show) Smoking,partying it was cool when she was younger but not so much now. Seems to me like Rihanna as lost her focus and is going back to her old ways.

  9. Skyfall September 17, 2015

    Rihanna should start a shoe collection.

    • Queen Molly September 17, 2015

      Love u but boo idk how you can stan for talent like adele and then support a lack luster mess like rihanna

      • Tyler Makivelli September 17, 2015

        That’s because she doesn’t stan for Rihanna’s “talent”, or lack there of…

  10. Lesotho Finnest September 17, 2015

    Why not? Her and Trailer Trash swift can’t sing, don’t have stage appearance and probably on the same level in terms of body count but I think Taylor has a triple digit body count

  11. Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

    At the end of the day Trailer Swift is boring, basic, soccer mom, ass-less garbage…

    • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

      But she outsold your basic donut licker nasal singing and silicone Barbie no #1s having favs sis.

  12. shakira stan September 17, 2015

    Yet Taylor has dated more men …..sips tea.

    • Tyler Makivelli September 17, 2015

      Well, Rihanna’s dated almost every young light skinned m********* in the entertainment industry. So I doubt it….sips tea.

    • Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

      Phucking and dating ain’t the same thing so we might never know

  13. Queen Molly September 17, 2015

    lol tyler stoooop!

  14. shakira stan September 17, 2015

    Taylor w**** has nothing on rihanna .
    She has been jizzed on more than a gay bottom at an alley park.

  15. Queen Molly September 17, 2015

    Taylor is too good for rihanna hoee cake ass anyway.

  16. Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

    I’ve only seen flatlor with white boys but you know she want some big Wesley snipes dark chocolate, the biitch stay frontin

    • Dalia September 17, 2015

      Taylor isn’t tacky like Nicki and Ariana.

      • Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

        Eat yo momma stank p****

      • Barb-wire September 17, 2015

        Bittcchh… Don’t come for Nicki, this has nothing to do with her.

  17. Jerome September 17, 2015

    Watch the pressed ones lose their chill (they never had it) because Riri is not gonna suck up to Taylor. Speak your mind Riri, Rihvember is coming with full force.

  18. Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

    Off topic but if y’all could help, it’s much appreciated. I’m trying to go back to stripping but I gained a few, self motivation isn’t my forte, any tricks you use to get yourself in the gym?

    • Lesotho Finnest September 17, 2015

      Sit on my face that wil help burn a few calories

  19. Barb-wire September 17, 2015

    When will she stopping ducking and diving, covering very magazine on the face of the earth and start releasing Rshelved8?

    • Barb-wire September 17, 2015


  20. S****** Blonde September 17, 2015

    I used to love NME, ever since they started covering Rappers and Pop artists, the magazine lost any credibility, Kerrang! is #1 😀

  21. Bravo!! September 17, 2015

    Watch “Born Again Virgin” on TvOne starring Eva

  22. King Mark111 /.\ September 17, 2015

    While the haters are worrying about R8, Rihanna’s net worth has increased from $90 to $140 in 12 months. She’s doing something right. What’s in your wallet? 🙂

    • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

      No one cares sis. She’s washed up and her albums shelved.

      • Career Ender September 17, 2015


  23. Aloys234 September 17, 2015

    I think Rihanna is totally correct, right now they’re both icons, and coming together on stage would b great but they have different brands and different sound and so on n so forth.. I can’t c it happening.. I don’t like the whole Taylor swift gimmick it’s pretty sad, it’s also sad for the artist that said yes, it’s almost like Taylor is trying to win the whole world over using other ppls resources, some may say that’s great marketing but l think she’s selfish, what she should b doing is making new music with these artists then bring them on stage, what is this a Fan of a Fan gone livid?

  24. Weezy Tha G.O.A.T September 17, 2015

    So is she like a model now?? Or would she still be considered a pop star??

  25. Missy September 17, 2015

    Where did she get this cheap wig from?

    girl u worth 20 million and wearing a Asian store $20 wig.

    • Career Ender September 17, 2015


  26. xedos September 17, 2015

    Glad she’s not joining the Taylor swift ass kissing bandwagon.. Saw a magazine calling Taylor the new Micheal Jackson. f****** ridiculous

    • Arianator Barb September 17, 2015

      They outta line, that b**** is nothing more than a dollar store Shania Twain

    • Lmfao_Hoe September 17, 2015

      Couldn’t believe that s*** either didn’t even bother when they referred her album to the classics that is Thriller n Bad. I said oh no b**** ya gassing this girl way too much now.

  27. #JACKIE September 17, 2015

    Explain where that album is sis????☕️

  28. Career Ender September 17, 2015

    1. its a free copy she covered….ooop
    2. Taylor has sold more records than Rihanna this decade
    3. Taylor > Rihanna , in sales, tour, fame and power

    • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

      No lies spotted. Taylor slays your fave too f**. 😉

      • Career Ender September 17, 2015

        ugh Demon, can you please not!
        she only has record sales against Bey this decade

      • Lesotho Finnest September 17, 2015

        And slowly coming for her wig when it comes to touring

      • Career Ender September 17, 2015

        biatch bye go eat donkeys in Lesotho

      • BEY>RIH September 17, 2015

        They all slay your flop fave ????

      • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

        Girl bye!

  29. african music lover September 17, 2015

    But where is the album Miss thing? oh she is busy knitting socks for her delusional fans….. and Sam you are not fooling anyone with that Lesotho Finnest troll account…

  30. Lmfao_Hoe September 17, 2015

    She doesn’t need to be on that stage with TS anyway, cause clearly the b**** is up to something. I find it hilarious nobody seems to notice Taylor is actually trying to find some acceptance/gain fans from the urban community. 1. Be friend Kanye and Zendeya. 2. Invited Jay n Bey to her bday party. 3. Remix Bad Blood with Kendrick L. 4. Played victim then befriended Nicki again. 5. States she loves listening to 50 Cent. 6. Asks The Weeknd,John Legend,Mary j. Blige, Wiz, and Fetty Wap to be apart of her tour guests. Smh no…. this b**** ain’t slick Riri knows what’s up.

    • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 17, 2015

      Yes! You clocked her truth tea and I didn’t even think about that until now. That butch don’t even know if she should be country or pop. Poor, clinging it!

  31. Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 17, 2015

    Um……bye, Sam! Why would Rih need to get on stage with Taylor when 1.) She’s always been the more global artist, 2.) She’s sold way more records, 3.) She has the whole world impatiently waiting for that damn album, 4.) She’s not afraid to do stadium shows of more than 55,000+ people unlike Taylor is, 5.) She has more #1 hits them Taylor? The bottom line is that when R8 is finally released the world will buy it and Rih will do an even bigger stadium/arena tour than Taykot, in which Taylor will beg to cling to Rih’S stage for.

    • Essa September 17, 2015

      …and then you woke up and realized it was all just a dram. Taylor Swift is the cheesiest pop star since Debbie Gibson, her music sucks donkey d***, and I do not get her appeal whatsoever…but the fact remains that sales-wise she can do in one week what Rihanna would struggle to do in a full year.

      • Essa September 17, 2015


      • Rihboy September 17, 2015

        She’s a white skinny girl from the valley. Takes absolutely no risk. Even her most daring projects are still slightly Disney channel tease. Much more marketable. Her target group is all. Not just a specific. So she will be easily marketable. Bye boo

      • Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans September 17, 2015

        Yes, Taylor’s sales are cute, but tell me who can sell out those stadiums? Rih did 75,000 people at Stade de France alone when the full capacity is 80,000. Can Taylor do that? She wishes her little flat ass she could! Kii….and this was during the time that Gaga was super big in France and she only did 70,000.

  32. Rihboy September 17, 2015

    I like how many of you throwing around Taylor this Taylor that when she is “slaying” your faves as well. Especially the squad. They shouldn’t even be present in class today. When your fave walking around with the cut Rihanna had monster era, and fashion week in Paris two years ago. Took her complete mug and still not trending anywhere. Free mag or not it’s still publicity and trending very well might I add. Furthermore you guys congregate here before the navy complaining that she is doing everything but her album. Hungry much? Me too loves. Anyways her collaboration with puma has sold out already. Got my pair in all black. Worldwide on the 25th. Maybe she’ll drop the album that day as well.

    • Career Ender September 17, 2015

      basic b***** if you got a bone to pick with me. you know where my reply box is
      I encourage you to use it next time when you want to address yours truly!

      • Rihboy September 17, 2015

        Girl nobody is thinking about you. I have no time addressing you and your delusions. Now go set up a petition for that horrible track your fave has agreed to feature on.

    • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

      All that blabbing a #R(IP)8 is still collecting dust in the Roc nation vault kii you’re sooooo upset!

  33. Stephy. September 17, 2015

    “While the haters are worrying about R8, Rihanna’s net worth has increased from $90 to $140 in 12 months. She’s doing something right. What’s in your wallet?”
    Weren’t you the one steady bashing the Hive for bringing up Bey’s net worth… But, now that Rih is a stalling pushed back artist… You’re bringing up her net worth. LOL

    • Rihboy September 17, 2015

      Why not bring up her net worth. The hive do it religiously. The one time we do it, it’s a problem. You guys kill me. Literally I’m dead. ????

      • XoMoDe September 17, 2015

        It doesn’t matter what “The Hive” does “religiously.” If you criticize them for doing something, then turn around and do it yourselves, then that makes you a big, gay ass hypocrite. Don’t try to turn tables in some bogus and transparent attempt at justification. A hypocrite is a hypocrite; your spin isn’t diverting anything.

  34. Lake Erie September 17, 2015


  35. Slay_Hive September 17, 2015

    Sounds like she’s hating! Lmao Someone is upset that her it girl pop crown has been taken AND she sells albums!????????

    • Career Ender September 17, 2015

      stupid hôe should befriend Taylor then maybe she could prolly make a successful comeback

      • #JACKIE September 17, 2015

        The only stupid h** is you African A*** monster. I didn’t forget all that shade you were throwing at me scary ass b****.

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