Rihanna covers the May 2020 issue of British Vogue 📸: @stevenkleinstudio
On Friday, Rihanna released her first song in nearly three years, “I Believe,” a collaboration with PARTYNEXTDOOR. She was also recently in the studio with The Neptunes working on the follow-up to 2016’s ANTI.
But work isn’t the only thing on her plate. She also wants to start a family. When asked where she sees herself in 10 years, she says, “I’ll have kids – three or four of ’em.” And she’s not afraid to do it on her own. “Hell, yeah … I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives. But the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”
Rihanna, who recently ended her relationship with Saudi billionaire businessman Hassan Jameel, is no nonsense these days. “Since I turned 32, I’m realizing life is really short,” she says. “You don’t have a lot of time to tolerate shit, you know? You put so much on your plate. When you’re overwhelmed, you need to start cutting things out. And I’m overwhelmed too much,” she says. “What’s happening now is that I’m going back to black and white. My grey area is shutting down.”