Singer Rihanna is back with the red hair and looking smoking hot on the cover of the November issue of Vanity Fair, which features photos inside from the Cuban shoot by photographer Annie Leibovitz.


Discussing briefly rekindling her relationship with Chris Brown after the incident which occurred in 2009, the 26-year-old speaks on being protective of him and says that she saw herself as his ‘guardian angel’ with hopes of changing him after all that had happened and they had been though.




What brought the final curtain call on the relationship? Other than him having another girlfriend, Karrueche Tran of course.


The ‘American Oxygen’ singer explains that she was a reminder to him of what he had done to her in the past, a reminder of failure and her willing to put up with his behaviour meant she would never really get the respect she deserves.


The Bajan beauty also discusses the difficulty she faces dating, or simply getting some or being friends with someone without being linked to them and how uncomfortable it makes her feel.


On getting back with Chris for the second time:



“I was that girl, that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”


On if she thought she could change him:



“A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give.


“And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away. I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”



Discussing rumors of being linked to men, Rihanna says her last real boyfriend was Chris Brown after getting back together for the second time. Before that Matt Kemp, stating that they were just in the getting to know each other stage before the media caught wind of it.


On dating Matt Kemp:



“We were still dating … we were just three months in and I liked his vibe, he was a good guy, and then paparazzi got us on vacation in Mexico. He handled it well; I didn’t. I got so uncomfortable because now what? He’s not even able to be seen with [another] girl, because I’m dragged back into headlines that say he’s cheating on me, and I don’t even [really] know this guy. Some guys … I don’t even have their number. You would not even believe it, I’m serious, hand to God.”


On dating and having sex for fun:



“If I wanted to I would completely do that, I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like shit.

When you love somebody, that’s different. Even if you don’t love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don’t disrespect you. And it’s about my own respect for myself. A hundred percent. Sometimes it’s the first time I’m meeting this person—and then all of a sudden I’m ‘with them.’ It freaks me out.”


“This industry creates stories and environments that can make you uncomfortable even being friends with someone. If you see me sitting next to someone, or standing next to someone, what, I’m not allowed to do that? I’m like, are you serious? Do you think it’s going to stop me from having a friend? I’m the worst. I see a rumor and I’m not calling [them] back. I’ve had to be so conscious about people—what they say and why people want to be with me, why people want to sleep with me…. It makes me very guarded and protective. I learned the hard way.”


“I always see the best in people. I hope for the best, and I always look for that little bit of good, that potential, and I wait for it to blossom. You want them to feel good being a man, but now men are afraid to be men. They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to … but that’s O.K. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give.”


“That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody,because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like … what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.”






On being lonely:



“It is lonely, but I have so much work to do that I get distracted. I don’t have time to be lonely. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need. It’s just the reality of my time, my life, my schedule.”

On her fears of fame:



“It all looks very glittery and blinged out, but it’s way too scary and unrealistic. There’s a long way to fall when you pretend that you’re so far away from the earth, far away from reality, floating in a bubble that’s protected by fame or success. It’s scary, and it’s the thing I fear the most: to be swallowed up by that bubble. It can be poison to you, fame.”


On the single life:



“I’m fine being with myself. I don’t want to really let anybody in. I’ve got too much on my plate, and I’m not even worried about it. I say it will take a very special person to share her life. A hundred percent.

“A very extraordinary gentleman, with a lot of patience, will come along when I least expect it. And I don’t want it right now. I can’t really be everything for someone. This is my reality right now. So one day, I say, someone will come in on a white horse … No…not on a white horse. Probably on a black motorcycle.”



Well, it might just be ok that she has this forever love for Chris because if one thing is for sure it’s that the singers may have moved on from their relationship, but the media and ‘Chrianna’….not so much.


Is Rihanna single? The supposed rumors of who she is linked to have been forever coming, with one humiliatingly denied…Matt Barnes.


Most recently, images floating around the virtual streets says anything but single, as she is currently being linked to rumored boyfriend, Travis Scott. Or could the two just be hooking up ‘for fun’? Doubt it.




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