Documenting the journey of a Cameroonian filmmaker
In the April issue of Vogue Magazine, Pop princess Rihanna revealed the heartbreak she felt at what she considers a father’s (Ronald Fenty) Betrayal among other topics.
On her father’s betrayal, she says;
“It really makes me question what I have become to my father. Like, what do I even mean to him? It’s really strange. That’s the only word I can think of to describe it, because you grow up with your father, you know him, you are a part of him, for goodness’ sakes! And then he does something so bizarre that I can’t begin to wrap my mind around it. You hear the horror stories about people going behind people’s backs and doing strange things, but you always think, Not my family. My father would never do that to me.”
On the Chris Brown incident, she says;
“That was the first time. My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies. Because he hadn’t talked to me after…that whole thing…. He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a check. And now he does it again.”
On dating Matt Kemp, she says;
“I just kind of shut down from that. I just let it go. I don’t ever want to have to depend on a relationship. I think it’s a really hard thing to find love. It’s beautiful. Nothing can match it. But I want to make sure that I find other things in life that I love besides…love.”
On that very controversial S&M video, she says;
“The song can be taken literally, but it’s actually a very metaphorical song. It’s about the love-hate relationship you have with the media and how sometimes the pain is pleasurable. We feed off it, you know – or I do. And it was a very personal message I wanted to get across. I wanted the video to say that but still play off of the theme of S&M. and I mean, wow, people went crazy. They just saw sex. And when I see that video, I don’t see that at all. I wanted it to be cheeky. There’s no other way to take it.”
On James Cameron saying that her new movie BATTLESHIP is a disgrace to cinema, she says;
“I’m a huge fan of James Cameron, and as always, I thank him for his support.” (How gracious)
On being a role model, she says;
“Pop culture is changing. It is becoming more rock ’n’ roll. And pop icons nowadays are very fearless, unapologetic, edgy, and it’s a lot for people to swallow sometimes. Because people still think pop star equals role model, but it’s almost impossible to walk that line. I’ve struggled with it and have come to the conclusion that I can live my life for me. I can definitely want to teach girls.”
The Vogue issue is in stores now.
I wouldn’t begin to imagine how it would feel to be betrayed by your own father. Money truly is the root of all evil. However Rihanna shows a sense of maturity in this interview that I believe we should not underestimate her. The girl is playing the game.
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