Rihanna Talks Memories With Dad, Strength in Mother and Conquering The Future

Despite her recent interview with Vogue Magazine, where she talks about being disappointed in her father, Rihanna says she focuses on the good things.

In a new interview with U.K. magazine Fabulous, the 23-year-old says, “I have a lot of great memories, actually. Somehow, the negativity holds a very small space in my mind and memory.” Adding, “I usually just think about the great things, like the beach [in Barbados where she grew up], learning how to swim and write, and catching fish. And most of those things I did with my father. So I seem to just focus on that.”

Although the spotlight has been mainly on her dad, Rihanna says her mother was her biggest inspiration growing up.

“My mother’s definitely had the most influence on me as a woman throughout my life. She raised me in a way that I could be responsible and fearless – she taught me a lot of things about life. She’s made me realize that it comes with consequences.”

With the lessons from her dad, the strength from her mother, Rihanna plans to accomplish a great deal more before she turns 30 and at the rate that she’s going, all her goals will most likely align.

“I have a lot more I want to do before I’m 30. I want to venture off as an entrepreneur and have my own fashion and make-up lines – just experiment with the things that I love,” says Rihanna. “I’m a rebel. A rebel flower. And that’s girlie, but tough, too – there’s always that strength and vulnerability. There’s always something beautiful, but there’s still an edge.”


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