Rihanna Tells Kanye She’s Over Shoulder Pads
We write about Robyn Fenty a lot. And though we find some of her style choices confounding, we love her music. A lot. (And don’t pretend like you’ve never heard of Fenty, you just probably call her Rihanna. Finding out her real name disappointed us, too.) But if there’s one person we love more than Rihanna, it’s Kanye.
So imagine our delight when we found out ‘Ye interviewed RiRi for Interview. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds. Side note: the mag calls Kanye “a longtime consort” of Rihanna, which is just awkward-sounding. Now let’s look at some excerpts!
They obviously talk fashion, and Rihanna cops to her less stylish days:
WEST: So let’s start with my favorite thing. Rihanna, what’s your take on fashion? How has it evolved since the start of your career?
RIHANNA: Well, I would say that in the beginning of my career, I didn’t have a lot of input in what I wore and stuff, but it was a very, innocent, girly look. Then after we put out Good Girl Gone Bad, it kind of became a darker, edgier look, and then it got even edgier on the last album [Rated R]. And now it’s just . . . I’m over the whole structured clothing, overly shoulder-padded shit. I like stuff that’s easy without trying too hard. I don’t like stuff that’s too contrived.
RIHANNA: I probably see a lot of menswear, or something extremely, extremely feminine. But I like to play with both. It would have to be so extreme that it’s a look, because I don’t usu ally like typical ladylike, girly-girly stuff. It would be a look if I were to do it. I always like something that’s a little off, so it’s just not typical or expected.
WEST: So what’s your next look? Where do you see yourself a year from now?
Rihanna thinks Kanye is ridiculous:
WEST: How does it feel to know that you could have any man in the world? Or woman. How does it feel to know that you can turn straight women gay?
RIHANNA: Is that a real question?
WEST: Do you know any famous people now?
Also, she does not in fact “chill her Skype”:
WEST: What do you do in between all the shots when you’re on set and you’re bored as hell? Do you just, like, chill your Skype?
RIHANNA: No. Actually, I’m usually watching all the other actors or drinking Red Bull.
How good is this interview? SO GOOD. And because we love the Mikael Jansson photos, we’ve included a slideshow below. Enjoy!