Rihanna recently sat down with author and filmmaker Miranda July for one of her first interviews in years, which was published earlier this week in The New York Times’ T Magazine.
In A Very Revealing Conversation With Rihanna, the pop star opens up about what she searches on the internet (“Oh, random things. Like I will be sitting around Googling childbirth”), her reservations about being “sent” alone to New York to record a demo as a teenager, and what she looks for in a man (“guys who are cultured… speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history”).
Most interestingly, the article mentions that Miranda July asked a question suggested by her Nigerien cab driver en route to the interview: when is Rihanna going to West Africa?
The Barbadian star responded, “You know what? If I ever go to West Africa, it would probably be for a free concert. I would want to do something for the people there. Maybe we can make a whole event, the way Bob Marley would have done it. Just for the people. And if they climb over the gate, let them climb over the gate.” We’ll be keeping tabs on that one.