In a new interview for Vogue's November cover story, the singer confirmed rumors that she had turned down the opportunity, citing disagreements with the NFL. This is just not normal. In fact, Rihanna goes on to say Trump is one of the most mentally ill human being in America right now.
Rihanna doesn't do many interviews these days, but she didn't hold back in her new cover story with Vogue, where the singer and entrepreneur talks about President Trump, her new album and why, even though her mentor Jay-Z has pacted with the National Football League, she'd never headline the Super Bowl. It's the weird language that connects me to them. It's not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae.
She continues: "Put an Arab man with that same weapon in that same Walmart and there is no way that Trump would sit there and address it publicly as a mental health problem. But you're going to feel the elements in all of the tracks".
She added that the Navy, her fan club, have "earned it", adding: "They got me here".
FYI: Rihanna is wearing Fenty on the cover.
Still, she remained tight-lipped on a release date for the project (her ninth LP overall, which fans have affectionately dubbed R9), but she did confirm she's already in the "discovery stage" for her 10th album, as well as a (potentially non-musical) collaboration with Lil Nas X. It's always the same high. "One was gonna be inspired by the music that I grew up listening to". "Absolutely", she said. "I couldn't dare do that. Even though I've explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven't really honed in on completely for a body of work".
"I feel like the darkness has actually forced people to find this light within them where they want to do better", she said.
She also rubbished claims she was done with making music. Me the designer, me the woman who creates makeup and lingerie - it all started with music. She acknowledges that she doesn't have as much time as she used to, given her incredibly successful forays into the fashion and beauty worlds.
She even condemned statements made on CNN by the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli, who said that the people referenced in Emma Lazarus' poem, etched on the Statue of Liberty, refers to "people coming from Europe", specifically. To cut that off is to cut my communication off.
The full interview can be found on Vogue's website.