by Seyi Lawal
Superstar Rihanna did not pull back her (verbal) punches with a journalist from the Esquire UK magazine who was interviewing the Barbadian beauty. The journalist insisted on asking probing questions about Chris Brown, even after she repeatedly asked him to move on. The reporter insisted until she cracked, unleashing a potty mouthed tirade at the writer.
Here’s a partial transcript of the Esquire interview (via Vibe):
Rihanna: There’s a lot of s**t y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me-and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy s**t.
Esquire: It’s just what’s been making the headlines recently.
Rihanna: OK! So do you want to talk about everything on Google? Or do you want to talk about stuff that my fans want to know? Let’s get to the real stuff. The stuff that’s important.
Esquire: What do your fans want to know?
Rihanna: You tell me, as a journalist. You’re asking the questions and I give you the answers. I can’t give the questions too.
Esquire: I’m sorry it’s upset you.
Rihanna: It hasn’t upset me. It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that’s trivial. What’s there to talk about? Are all your questions like that? Let’s move on to the next one.
Esquire: It’s just that you haven’t given an interview for a while. A lot has happened.
Rihanna: You think I haven’t given an interview for a while? I did four this morning.
By the way, Rihanna poses topless on the cover of Esquire UK this month.