If I wasn't a singer, I think I'd be studying to be a psychologist.
I admire my mother ; she's given me a lot of strength and made me the person I am today.
I want to have my first child by 25. I want to have five kids.
I'm a tall girl, I am five nine
It wasn't that [my management or the label] told me what to do, It was more of what I couldn't do. I couldn't wear red lipstick. I couldn't wear my hair in a ponytail; all kinds of stupid things. Being 'Rihanna' wasn't natural. So I rebelled. I'm doing me. Now, Robyn (Rihanna's first name) and Rihanna are much more similar.
I own a farm in Barbados. I plan to raise ostriches when I retire.
Dancing was always part of my culture growing up in Barbados! When I shot my 1st video I worked really hard with my choreographer to perfect the routines!
When I did that Metallic stuff for my Umbrella video, I didn't do it to show my body. I didn't do it for people to like me. I did it because it was a cool visual, unexpected and I looked hot. I just find myself leaning towards stuff that only Madonna can pull off.
My sound is really a fusion of reggae, hip-hop and R&B, with a little something different thrown in.
When I purchase an album, I like an album where I don't have to skip any songs. That's the kind of album I tried to make. There's something on there for everyone. That is Robyn Rihanna Fenty.
Jay-z featured on my single was like a dream come true.
Bad is not sleazy. Bad has its own term to every individual and in my case it just means I’ve gotten a little rebellious on the album, broken out of my shell and I'm taking risks... Michael Jackson "bad" kind of way. (about her Good Girl Gone Bad album)
I used to listen to a lot of reggae music and when I move to America, I was exposed to different types of music. It made me want to try everything and that's why my songs now are a fusion of so much.
I wouldn’t have wanted to date white guys before but they’re killin’ it right now, Justin Timberlake, Orlando Bloom, Paul Walker... Every hot guy I see is white.
I saw just a little bit of Jay's face down the hall and I was just like, 'Oh my God!' I had never met a celebrity, and to meet a celebrity who's also the president of the label, that was crazy!
I'm not looking to steal Beyoncé's crown. I'm looking to get my own.
If I hadn't met Evan and Carl I might have just been dreaming forever.
I'm terrified of going under the knife. Because of the pain, the complications - not to mention the fact that it's utterly unauthentic.
If my t*ts aren't feeling big one day, too bad. I'll get a good bra.
I like my body and I work out as hard as I can to make it as perfect as possible. But at the end of the day there's always people who criticise your weight, your hairstyle and what you're wearing. I just get on with it.
I want to give people a taste of the Caribbean, and show them the fun side of me.
Eating icecream late at night is so bad, but I love it.
I would sing in the mirror, holding a brush to my mouth like it was a microphone. The neighbors would always be complaining about how loud I was singing.
We all chose the next single. Me, Jay-Z, Evan and Carl. There was actually a fight because there was so many second singles
When I was younger I took jazz, but the teacher yelled at me and I never went back, ever again!
Success for me isn’t a destination it’s a journey. Everybody’s working to get to the top but where is the top? It’s all about working harder and getting better and moving up and up.
Everytime I come to New York, I get tempted to do something weird, like getting a piercing or a tattoo.
A lot of people don't get to tell me. They always say I know you're going to do what you want to do, but I'm telling you what my concerns are.
The audition definitely went well. They (Def Jam) locked me into the office - till 3am. And Jay Z said, ‘There’s only two ways out. Out the door after you sign this deal. Or through this window...’ and we were on the 29th floor. Very flattering.
I LOVE Toronto. I also really love Japan though. My fans are so supportive and enthusiastic over there.