Rihanna talks about not being a rebel.
“rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life… it’s pretty much nonexistent. If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don’t let people in.”
Rihanna still brings hot news to the tabloids with her infamous ex, Chris Brown.
“shocking” to collaborate on the remix of her song,“Birthday Cake,” she says she had no idea of the backlash it would cause. “The fans could have said, ‘We don’t want anything to do with it,’” she says. But she makes one concession: “I understood that people had every right to be concerned about it. But I didn’t see it that way because I’m in a different place.”
Rihanna tells Bazaar that she has yet to open up again in relationships, after being so badly hurt in the past.
“When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”
Read the full story in the August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, on newsstands July 17, 2012.