Tuesday, October 11, 2011
RIHANNA STILL TALKING AOBUT CHRIS BROWN IN ESQUIRE MAGAZINE
Singer Rihanna, who is gearing up to release a new album Talk That Talk next month recently sat down for an interview with Esquire (she was named the mag's Sexiest Woman Alive) and opened up a bit about her relationship with ex boyfriend Chris Brown.
Rihanna says she is happy that Breezy's career is back on track, even though their relationship ended badly after he beat her senseless hours before the 2009 Grammy's.
The singer also revealed that her anger toward Brown after their abusive relationship made headlines "was taking up too much of my time" and the only way to exercise those demons was to move on.
Says Rihanna: “It was too much anger. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career.”
As some of you are all aware (except for Fox News), Brown’s F.A.M.E. CD has been quite successful on the Billboard charts and his tour is even selling out all over the world. The singer is serving out the rest of his five years probation for his felony attack on RiRi.
“It’s incredible to see how he pulled out the way he did,” she says. “Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know?”
Rihanna even went as far as to say she's a fan of his new direction of music: “I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan and I would never wish anything horrible on him”
Below are more highlights from the interview:
On Pre-Show Rituals & Jitters
I eat lozenges, steam my voice, do my makeup. I Skype my vocal coach and we sit there at the makeup table and do warm-ups for about a half-hour. Then, Jen, my personal assistant slash bartender, brings me a shot that she dilutes with a little something so it’s not so harsh, like orange juice or soda water and lime.
I have to have it. I take it very seriously, so there is a level of anxiety, always. I overthink everything when it comes to my job. The drink calms my nerves. I sip it while I watch the opening act from my dressing room. Sometimes I go out into the audience. I put on a really big hoodie and sneak out there.”
“Where we at, where we at, where we at!” I need to hear the name of the place super loud just before I got out there so I don’t screw it up onstage. I say “House” and the lights go off. My head is down the entire time. I’m hearing the music and I know I only have like twelve seconds left to get into the cage, drink my water, finish the liquor, check my mic. Then I have like three seconds where I get to pray, again, for myself, and for the audience. I always pray for the crowd.”
On Picking an Audience Member for a Lapdance
The way I pick the person is, whoever I feel doesn’t take themselves too seriously, or who I think would be majorly embarrassed about it. Like these old men… it’s hilarious. At first, it was just going to be girls. And then one night, I brought up a gay guy, and then I started bringing up straight guys. Then I started bringing up older straight men. Did you see the one who was getting way too comfortable?
On Being ‘Hated’ by Her Home Country Early On in Her Career
I grew to realize that that hate was just pride. I realized that it’s a part of our culture. I’m always representing Barbados. All over the world, no matter what I was doing, no matter what I achieved, no matter what award it was, I always shouted them out. So, I started making them feel like, “This is our girl. If people in the UK could get this excited about her, what’s wrong with us?” And I never turned my back, too.
Avalon's Thoughts: What I loved about reading in this interview is say what you want about Rihanna's goat yodel and how she changes styles more than hookers switch condoms, but at least she has a personality. Rihanna always gives a good interview and what I also love about her being a mainstream artist is that she does not pull a beyonce or a Britney and look off to the side for their publicists to save them whenever a reporter decides to go off script and ask a question that hasn't been pre-approved.
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