Rihanna graces the last issue of The New York Times’ T Magazine where she poses for a series of stylish black-and-white photos. Inside the mag, RiRi sat for a revealing chat that touched on why she's single, needy men and why she makes sure to run her own Instagram.
It's all a part of T Magazine's inaugural "The Greats" issue which also features Karl Lagerfeld, Steve McQueen andQuentin Tarantino. Here are the highlights and BTS video:
On handling her Instagram account herself: “That’s the only way it’ll actually work. My fans can sniff the BS from very far away. I cannot trick them.”
On her massive success: “I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment — I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.”
On why she’s single: “Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.”
On what turns her on: “I’m turned on by guys who are cultured. That’ll keep me intrigued. They don’t have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught.”
Watch video from the shoot below: