MAGAZINE: Rihanna | Rolling Stone
Rihanna is covering the latest issue of Rolling Stone (April 14th, 2011) for the first time. We have a behind the scenes video from her cover shoot and answers a few questions from her fans. Check out a couple excerpts from her “Rihanna Strikes Back” cover story and as well as a few more photos from her spread all after the break:
On her hit single, “S&M”:
“Being submissive in the bedroom is really fun,” she says. “You get to be a little lady, to have somebody be macho and in charge of your shit. That’s fun to me…I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous. Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned – you gotta stop, get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.”
“We don’t have to talk ever again in my life,” she says. “I just didn’t want to make it more difficult for him professionally. What he did was a personal thing – it had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can’t perform at awards shows – that definitely made it difficult for him.” I put my guard up so hard,” she says. “I didn’t want people to see me cry. I didn’t want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, ‘I’m fine, I’m tough.’ I put that up until it felt real.”
Check out extended excerpts from the cover story here.