Rihanna has been on the low lately as she works on her new album, and a publicity blitz to promote said album is under way. In the next few weeks we will be in Rihanna overload, and though I’m not her biggest fan, I want nothing but the best for her and this new project. At the end of the day no matter what happened in that car, she got the worst end of the stick. So here’s to resilience, and to cats always landing on their feet.
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You can tell it’s the day after the premiere of season 2 For the Love of Ray J because I am posting this picture of Ray J. As far now, season 1 was much better, but I will keep watching hoping for some interesting twists. My favorites right now are Jaguar, Adorable, and Mz Berry. *doing the Halle Berry*
Here are pictures of Ray J outside of Beso in Hollywood.
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Amber Rose and Kanye West have been in hiding, which has sparked rumors that they are on the splits. I can’t confirm that, but I can confirm that Amber Rose is still around doing her thing. According to Rap Radar, Amber Rose was spotted at the World Series supporting her hometown Phillies.
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Last but not least, one of my best friends and my college roommate, was strolling the streets of Paris with her mother, when a guy asked them to take a picture for his blog. That guy turned out to be Scott Schuman, best know as The Sartorialist. Apparently he’s known for his footprint in fashion, and was selected as one of Time’s Magazines Top 100 Design Infleuences. The guy has worked with Valentino and the company behind Jean-Paul Gautier. Anyway my friend, Bianca, was strolling the streets of Paris with her mom, and caught the eye of The Sartorialist because she was wearing the Harem style pants below (what we call hammer pants). If you love fashion check out his blog here, and check out my Bianca and her killer fashion sense:
Rihanna first interview regarding the assault has just been released. In an interview with Glamour Magazine, she talks about her career, her personal life, and the embarrassing moments that began the night before the Grammy’s, specifically the infamous assault, and the photo leaks. As I told you yesterday, she will not talk about the details of that night for legal purposes, but she does touch on how that night changed her. Rihanna will be honored by Glamour Magazine at Women of the Year on Monday at Carnegie Hall in NYC. (I am so happy she spoke out, I just didn’t want this to be swept under the rug, without addressing the young fans. I’m going to ignore the fact that she has an album coming out, and believe in my heart that she has done this because she felt it was time…)
Glamour: Let’s talk about this past year—you’ve obviously been through some difficult things. How did the people around you help you cope?
Rihanna: My friends and family have been extremely supportive, and everyone has been there for me. But at some point you are there alone. It’s a lonely place to be—no one can understand. That’s when you get close to God.
Glamour: Are you referring to the [Chris Brown] incident?
Rihanna: I am talking about starting with the night [before] the Grammys and then on. That was not the only thing that occurred this year. The picture leaking…it was one thing after another.
Glamour: You’re talking about the photo [reportedly of Rihanna’s injured face taken by police after Brown assaulted her] that was allegedly leaked by cops. You handled that so well; you kept silent in the press.
Rihanna: It was humiliating; that is not a photo you would show to anybody. I felt completely taken advantage of. I felt like people were making it into a fun topic on the Internet, and it’s my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women.
Glamour: How has this event changed you as a person, as a woman?
Rihanna: I’m stronger, wiser and more aware. You don’t realize how much your decisions affect people you don’t even know, like fans.
Glamour: If you could offer a message to the millions of young women who look up to you, what would you tell someone who found herself in a similar situation?
Rihanna: Domestic violence is a big secret. No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It’s one of the things we [women] will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.
Glamour: Is it too early for you to think, I want to be in love, I want to have a family? Is that too far down the road?
Rihanna: I hope I find love in the next 10 years—that will be pretty annoying if I am 31 and still have never been in love! But yeah, I’d like to be in a great place in both my personal life and my career. I still want to be doing what I love. Whatever that is in 10 years, I don’t know.