Rihanna Covers Complex, Talks Bad Girl Image & Chris Brown

Photo Credit: @badgalriri Instagram
Photo Credit: @badgalriri Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Rihanna might be one of the biggest pop stars to date, but nowadays the singer is making headlines for her bad girl ways and dramatic on and off relationship with Chris Brown. Although her relationship with Chris Brown appears to change on a daily basis if her Instagram pictures are any indication of where she stands in her personal life, neither Chris or Rihanna have admitted that there’s more to the “friendship” Chris dumped his girlfriend of two years Karrueche for. And ever since calling it off with Karrueche, it’s apparent Chris refuses to cut her out of his life, and Rihanna isn’t so happy that she has been sharing her former boyfriend’s time with his ex.

Rihanna covers the February issue of Complex Magazine, and chats it up with the publication about her bad girl image, loyal fan base, Chris Brown, and why she seems to be so risqué on her Instagram account these days.

On her Instagram photos:

“It’s narcissistic, but whatever—everyone does it. I’m capturing personality… Everybody has their thing they like or don’t like to see. It’s all in your head. That’s why people take their own pictures, because it’s difficult for someone else to capture what you seek.

“People take the little bit of information they’re fed, and they draw a picture of who you are. Most of the time it’s wrong.”


When it comes to her fans, Rihanna feels she has some of the most loyal supporters. She affectionately refers to them as the “Navy,” and feels they throw just as much shade as she does on the social networks. She says:

“We don’t start the trouble, but that’s how we’re defending ourselves—by saying some slick sh*t. That’s how I’ve always been. I was so rude when I was a little girl. I got my ass beat by my mother for that. Most of the time it was because of my mouth.”


Rihanna’s latest album has been described as raw by the singer, and she feels she’s finally at a point of her life where she can be herself:

“When I was making this record I had no intention except the truth. So whatever is there is real. It’s raw. That’s why the album is called Unapologetic.

“I needed to be open and free and fearless. Basically say, ‘F*ck it.’ What’s the worst that can happen? They’ll hate me? They’ve done that before.I held back before. I didn’t show a lot of myself. I was very guarded.”


When asked about her relationship status with Chris Brown, the singer flatly tells the interviewer it’s “nobody’s business,” but when asked why she would do a duet with him (Nobody’s Business) that suggests they have rekindled their romance, Rihanna snapped:

“Pardon me? It’s the truth. Remember? It’s a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You’re still asking me questions about it so clearly you don’t know.”


Here’s some of the pictures from her spread in the issue:

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In related news, looks like that gossip we heard about Rihanna and Matt Kemp dating again was true. Last night, the “former” couple was spotted together grabbing dinner and drinks. Onlookers claim they got pretty cozy too. Meanwhile Chris Brown is blocking any of his fans that mention Matt Kemp on his Instagram pictures.


  1. She looks good. And LOL at Chris blocking anyone that says anything about Matt Kemp on his pictures. He must be bitter. Oh well!

    1. This is why I don’t buy that, “I don’t give a f***” attitude. Like if you really didn’t care, you wouldn’t get so offensive. And if you don’t want people asking questions about your pictures, then why are you being thirsty all over your instagram? Like she has really loss some cool points after reconnecting with Chris Brown. They both suck. And Matt Kemp is nothing but the rebound dude. She acts just like one of those celebrities (*ahem* Kim Kardashian) that walks straight into a crowd of paparazzi and then complain about pictures being taken. You’re not slick Ree Ree. Get help.

  2. Meh, she’s just not my cup of tea. If she’s dating Matt again, I hope she’s not treating him like a rebound…again. He looks better than Chris and has his sh-t together. You don’t treat the better guy like the rebound.

    1. She’s most likely just using Matt to make Chris jealous. She loves that fool. But if you have to play games to get a man in line, it’s just not meant to be.

  3. Hi –

    So on Instagram, chris brown is blocking folks that mention Matt Kemp. chris is obviously much bothered by Rihanna’s date with her ex, Matt. Good. chris kept being shown with Karrueche, his ex. That bothered Rihanna.

    What’s the saying, “Don’t dish it out if you can’t take it.”

  4. Pretty and kind of slutty at the same time. She better treat Matt right this time. That man is too damn fine to be a rebound. If she doesn’t want him, I do! LOL

  5. She went back and got Matt?! *Standing Ovation* She should have did that a LONG TIME AGO. He’s the full package. She’s going to be 25 soon, enough with the childish games with Chris.

  6. She annoys me. Don’t put all of your business out there if it’s nobody’s business. I mean seriously. No one made them do a song together, and do all that extra stuff on Instagram.

  7. She’s wasting Matt’s time. Everyone knows Chris can have her whenever he wants her. He’ll try to get back good with her because of his huge ego and now that Matt’s back in the picture. Rihanna will fall for it again and it will end badly just like it always does. Chris is not a one woman kind of man. He’s just not. And she will never be okay with that. They both need to move on.

  8. Same old pictures, same old pose, same old nakedness, same sh$t different day. I wish that she would do something different…like say for instance…..Put some Dam clothes on.

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