Rihanna is fascinating. Mostly because we can tell that she’s living her life authentically. When she says something, she’s telling the truth. She means it. Whether you like her music, her makeup or her persona, there’s something not only intriguing but empowering about watching a woman like that. We know it. Vogue knows it. So they sent their Fashion News Director, Chioma Nnadi, to interview the superstar. During their conversation, the two touched on everything from the current man in her life, the old one, why she named her lingerie line Savage and what she’ll be like as a mother.
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She helps pick out suitable partners.
Somehow Rihanna learned that her interviewer, Chioma Nnadi, was on a dating app. Rihanna took it upon herself to help select the right match.
“This guy is too pretty—if you’re pretty, you at least gotta have wrinkles,” Rihanna says, sizing up a male-model type who’s posing bare-chested on a surfboard. And so we’re on to the next. “OK, and this one is giving me Charlie Manson. No?” I nod in agreement; psychopaths are not an option. After swiping through a dozen profiles or more, she lands on a good one. “Now, this is your type!” she says. She’s not wrong: This man is scruffy but handsome, age appropriate (36), and appears to be gainfully employed (an actor, not my first choice, but hey, nobody’s perfect). “He looks smart, he’s British, and he’s got edges!” (Translation: He’s got all his own hair.) She swipes right, and a message pops up almost instantaneously on the screen: It’s a match! We both throw our heads back and start screaming with laughter.