Rihanna's name and the word 'conservative' are two things you wouldn't expect to see in the same sentence, but a preview of the August issue of Harper's Bazaar has incited the media to do just that. It seems that RiRi thinks she is 'conservative' in a particular area of her life, but fans may well question if her definition of the word and theirs coincide.
If you ever read the tabloids or followed the performer on Twitter, she seems anything but conservative. She loves to party, is daring in her fashion choices, and speaks whatever is on her mind. In such things, she admits she is a rebel. "[I'm] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair," she said.
The 'Good Girl Gone Bad' superstar claimed, however, she is 'conservative' in love. "I have been conservative in my love life . . . it's pretty much nonexistent," she said. "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 justÂ—I don't let people in." Surely she was talking about her romantic life post-Chris Brown.
Although Rihanna didn't come out and say that intimacy has been difficult after her well-publicized break from Brown, it seems that is what she was talking about in the interview. "When I was in love, I fell so hard. The way it made me feel was priceless," she said. "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."
If you look at it from the viewpoint of a formerly battered woman being unable to fully trust a man again, RiRi may well be apt in her description of herself. It may also explain her rebellion in other areas of her life. Perhaps all of her outrageousness only serves to push intimacy far away from her life.