The Fenty mogul is always a joy to hold whenever she advocates for justice. This time around, she transmits the same thing when she opened up about life, love, music, and more in a recent cover story.
During her speech at the NAACP Image Awards back in February, Rihanna asked everyone to “pull up” to help underserved communities and those facing injustice. Now, the Barbadian queen explained why she’s so passionate about using her platform to amplify what’s happening to Black people around the globe in a new interview.
“When I see these injustices happening, it’s hard to turn a blind eye,” She told British Vogue, “It’s hard to pretend it’s not happening. The things that I refuse to stay silent on, these are things that I genuinely believe in.”
The Barbados-born singer and businesswoman have been living in London for the past couple of years. She admitted that this is not just a problem faced in the United States. That black people suffer racism everywhere, and it’s time something was done about it.
She said: “I think police brutality is probably extremely severe in America, but racism is alive everywhere.” “Everywhere,” she emphasized. “It’s the same [in the UK]. It’s either blatant, which is becoming more and more of a norm, or it’s underlying, where people don’t even know they’re being obvious about it. You know, it’s just a subconscious layer that’s embedded from their entire core.”
Rihanna has been a longtime philanthropist and social justice advocate. She used her platform to show the world what Black Girl Magic truly before creating Fenty Beauty.
She continued: “I’m shocked by people saying, ‘Oh my God, what made you think of making make-up for Black girls?’” She continued, “I’m like, ‘What? You thought this was like a marketing strategy? Like I’m a genius?’ It’s shocking most of the time.”
“Then it turns into disappointment that this is groundbreaking right now. In my mind, this was just normal,” Rihanna added.
We know and are happy for the fact that Fenty stands up against these underlying issues in society. But on the back of a common fan’s mind is the question that is repeatedly asked her on red carpets, interviews, and on her IG page as well, when are we going to get the new album?
“I can’t say when I’m going to drop,” she said. “But I am very aggressively working on music.”
However, she made fans crave for what she has been working on, even more, when she said;
“I don’t want my albums to feel like themes,” she said. “There are no rules. There’s no format. There’s just good music, and if I feel it, I’m putting it out.”
Meanwhile, when dropped, the album is going to be Rihanna’s 9th studio album.