Rihanna gives a juicy interview to Lisa Robinson in the November issue of Vanity Fair, where she also takes on cover duties for the month. RiRi and Annie Leibovitz headed to Havana, Cuba for the shoot styled by Jessica Diehl. Inside the 27-year-old (27!!!) talks sex, dating, and Rachel Dolezal, the white N.A.A.C.P. executive who pretended to be black. “People have this image of how wild and crazy I am, and I’m not everything they think of me,” she said. “The reality is that the fame, the rumors—this picture means this, another picture means that—it really freaks me out. It made me back away from even wanting to attempt to date. It’s become second nature for me to just close that door and just be O.K. with that. I’m always concerned about whether people have good or bad intentions.”
Things are looking up for the singer since the interview—she’s been seen all over Paris with rapper Travis Scott, whom she was spotted kissing last night at l’Arc Nightclub. She tells Robinson, pre-Scott: “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?” Ri, who has accumulated 54 million album sales and 13 number one singles, also had a surprising opinion about Dolezal. “I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.” There we go.