ELLE Magazine features Rihanna in a brand new interview, which appears in the September issue of the American magazine. Read below:
At 26, she’s the most-streamed female artist on Spotify, with more than 10 million albums sold, 13 number-one singles, and seven Grammy awards. And that’s just the music…
Before meeting Rihanna, I procure the following: a rare tube of RiRi Woo—the megastar’s 2013 fire-engine red lipstick for M.A.C—and a pair of six-inch python pumps from ELLE’s fashion closet. My effort pays off: “Those shoes are killing it”, she says, eyeing my borrowed gear. “They’re sick. I keep looking at them.”
From the fall runways to Twitter feeds worldwide, Rihanna’s influence is impossible to ignore, and her fans now have access to that magnetism via her frosty new M.A.C Viva Glam collection. “It’s for rock stars” she says. “People who like to have fun.”
You’ve topped every “world’s sexiest woman” list. Who do you think should get the title?
Penélope Cruz is the sh*t. If I could wake up and look like her tomorrow, that would be great. Mia Wallace [Uma Thurman's Pulp Fiction character] is gangsta. She’s epic. I’m going to do that bob again. Those bangs.
Who is the sexiest man?
Vince Vaughn. He’s amazing. Fantastic.
Do you have any words to live by?
“Avoid obviousness.” That is a quote by Leonardo DiCaprio. That’s what makes you create something, that’s the excitement, that’s the thrill.
What’s the best part about working with Viva Glam?
The fact that every penny spent goes to the M.A.C AIDS fund: All of it helps save the lives of people who are affected by HIV and AIDS.