‘Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!’ Rihanna, 32, reveals she’s open to raising a family alone as she vows to have four kids within 10 years and details her anxiety battle
Rihanna shared her plans to expand her family within the next 10 years and detailed her anxiety battle in a new interview.
The chart-topping musician and businesswoman, 32, made history by becoming the first person to grace the cover of British Vogue in a durag for a high-fashion shoot captured by critically-acclaimed photographer Steven Klein.
Sharing her personal aspirations, the singer revealed she’s open to raising ‘three or four children’ alone if she hasn’t found The One, telling the publication in its May issue: ‘Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!’
‘Would I do it on my own? Hell yeah!’ Rihanna shared her plans to expand her family within the next 10 years and detailed her anxiety battle in a new interview for British Vogue’s May issue
‘I’ll have kids – three or four of ’em’, the Umbrella hitmaker said.
The fashion mogul – who split from Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel in January following a three-year relationship – insisted a man will not hold her back on her plans to become a mother.
Hailing ‘love’ as the most fundamental element in being a parent, Rihanna said: ‘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 kid’s 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.’
Making a statement: The chart-topping musician and businesswoman, 32, made history by becoming the first person to grace the cover of the publication in a durag
Following nearly two decades in the spotlight, the belter said she’s still coming to grips with life as a superstar, admitting: ‘Being on camera, being in a room full of celebrities is still not normal for me, by the way.’
The media personality revealed her nerves were once so intense that she cancelled her performance at the 2016 Grammy Awards, which a representative originally claimed was only due to bronchitis.
Rihanna explained: ‘I can’t listen to my voice, you know. Oh, I’m nervous before even getting in the car to go to something, It can be devastating.
‘And when I pull up to the red carpet, I’m like…Are you kidding me? I left the Grammys one time. Left! In the middle of my hair and make-up. My hair half up, half of my lash on…’
Whilst the Bajan star is set in her ways when it comes to her parenting plan, she’s less sure about her career goals, as she is keeping her fans in the dark about when they can expect her next studio album.
The fashion designer said she’s working ‘aggressively’ on new music, but isn’t imposing any strict deadlines on herself.
She explained: ‘I can’t say when I’m going to drop … but I am very aggressively working on music.
‘I don’t want all my albums to feel like themes. There are no rules, there’s no format, there’s nothing. There’s just good music and if I feel it, I’m putting it out.’
Read the full feature in the May issue of British Vogue, available via free digital download and on newsstands this Friday