Rihanna covers Elle UK, says she ‘will probably have a kid’ in the next 5 years

(Psss… I LOVE this ^^ kitty-ear cap!!!!)

Rihanna covers the April issue of Elle UK, in a photo shoot that has been leaking for like three weeks. Finally they’ve released the whole photo shoot and some excerpts from the interview. Like with Rihanna’s recent Rolling Stone cover story, she’s gotten to the point where she’s openly discussing her relationship with Chris Brown. I still think she’s partly “laying claim” to him publicly, like it’s her attempt to get other women (Karrueche Tran) to step off. Oh, and Rihanna also says she wants babies because seriously, what could go wrong there?

On her new single: “Stay [her new single] is a story about having love that close and wanting it to last forever. You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say that he [Chris Brown] is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”

Her plans for the next five years: ‘I will probably have a kid. And I’m praying I can go on vacation for a good month. And I’ll have set some things up so I don’t have to tour for the rest of my life, even though I love touring. I want health and happiness in five years. I want to be healthy and happy.’

On her relationship with Chris: ‘Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and I’m thankful for that. Right now that’s just what we want, a great friendship that’s unbreakable.’

Why she loves Instagram: ‘Well I Instagram everything about my life, whether it’s smoking pot, in a strip club, reading a Bible verse – how crazy, I know! – or hanging out with my best friend, who happens to be Chris. Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No. That’s when I got the gun [tattoo]. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim. That’s why I’m posting pictures of myself smoking pot, to tell the truth about myself. I’ve got so much to think about, why bring all this extra s*** by being dishonest?’

She’s scared of her mom: ‘I’m not afraid of any person in this world but my mother. I’m terrified of her! She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two naked pictures Melissa [her best friend] put up on Instagram – a sneak-peek from a photo book she’s making about me. My mom, she went crazy on me. I was like embarrassed. I felt like I got my ass whupped in front of my class in school! She said, “This was like a private moment and you’re just parading this around.” She humbled the f*** out of me.’

Her style: ‘High-street shops pay more attention to the kids on the street than to the runways, so in a way I like to mix both. I love a high-end bag or jacket with a simple dress. I just thought, I’m going to make something for everybody – every personality, every body type.’

[From The Mail]

If it weren’t for the Chris situation, I would really like her and respect the way that she lives her life. But… I can’t separate her from the Chris thing at this point. I’m not saying that I hate her or anything (I save my hate for Chris), just that I’m disappointed in her and I think she’s got some really screwed up ideas about what it means to be a friend and to refer to Chris as her “best friend”. Ugh. I can’t.

Photos courtesy of Elle UK.

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  1. melca blue says:

    Didn’t January Jones had the same checkered outfit on another magazine cover?
    And with all the talk about letting them be, she sure makes it easy for everyone to be in their business. She should just shut up about it already.

  2. Alecia says:

    I don’t think she’s ready to have a kid- especially if Chris is the one she’s going to have it with.
    No woman who thinks about the life of her future or current child would subject them to the potential for violence.
    And I really disagree with the part she’s an adult-especially if her mom has to yell at her about naked pics on the internet. Seriously?

  3. lisa2 says:

    I think the more people attack the relationship, the harder she and he hold on. I don’t know if this will last. But I think if people were silent (that won’t happen because we think we actually get a say in who loves, dates or dumps who) the relationship will run it’s course and either last or end. The way it would have after the abuse.

    She is a beautiful girl. I don’t call her a role model. And don’t thinks she sees herself as such. People have to make their own mistakes and choices; Good or Bad

    • pfeiffer87 says:

      I so agree! This relationship will peter out if it’s left alone. Having said that, I did watch an interview with Chris Brown the other day and he did seem calm, relaxed and modest – maybe he’s grown a bit? I don’t know though, at some point I think we do need to let him/them move on from the past.

      • Liv says:

        Are you kidding? He’s constantly putting up fights with other people!! He didn’t change at all. He actually thinks he’s the victim.

      • Lolly says:

        Thanx Liv. I really don’t know why people are falling for Chris’ sh*t. Abusers are competent actors. They’ll charm the hell out of you. I call them two faced. One moment raging pychopathic maniacs the other moment they’re cooing lambs. Stop buying his bs

      • Amelia says:

        If Chris Brown was actually calm, I’d be willing to bet he was doped up on something.
        What a tool. I’m still quite baffled as to who – A.) Let him back into the music industry, and B.) Buys his ‘music’.
        I saw someone putting stickers on his albums in HMV the other day (poor old HMV!) that read ‘Do not support domestic abuse’, or words to that effect. She got thrown out, though :(

    • valleymiss says:

      100% agree. Rihanna is acting out like a spoiled teenager with an “us against the world!” mentality. She has the emotional age and maturity of a 14 year old.

  4. V4Real says:

    She’s a beautiful girl but for now she’s a lost cause. She has a lot of growing up to do.

  5. Vivian says:

    ^exactly. They both should keep quiet if they want to keep things private! Deep down I think her talking about it and throwing them at us via every opp. is just them trying to lie to themselves that it’s OK and that their love is the greatest blah blah.

    • sunny says:

      That gun statement was what really disgusted me. How the hell Is a gun a symbol of strength??? At risk of getting into the gun control debate, aside from hunting guns are punitive, reactive, dangerous and symbolic of violence and vengeance. I get where she might’ve been going, like looking at guns in terms of protection from victimization, but that is very different from being strong. Strength is forgiving but not forgetting, doing what is best regardless of how s*itty feels, etc. This is not a strong woman, this is a very emotionally immature little girl that really believes her situation is different. Its not, it never is and every survivor of dv has had the same thoughts. As my boyfriend once said, once a line has been crossed there is forever the potential to do it again. I survived a very abusive relationship of 7 years, and my boyfriend now reminds me the feelings I had then (the “stay” lyrics) are those of an addict. Its not real love.

      • Hakura says:

        I have a very close friend who went through the same thing. I didn’t meet her until the relationship had been over for a year or so, but even then, you could see how it affected her everyday life.

        She made all the same mistakes as Rihanna is now, due to suffering emotional abuse along with the physical, feeling no one would want her, that he was the only one who’d *really* love her. (Then the ‘magical connection’ of being ‘soul-mates’ BS).

        It’s so twisted & awful… I only hope it doesn’t lead to Rihanna being badly harmed or hurting herself. Not even going to *think* about if they have a child.

  6. Taylor says:

    Rihanna covers Elle UK, says she ‘will probably have a kid’ in the next 5 years … and few new stitches.

  7. elkiddo says:

    Really pretty, also really stupid

  8. Dragonlady Sakura says:

    Nooooooo! For the sake of your future children and the worlds sanity, do not bred with Fist Brown!

  9. QueenFreddie says:

    Can we ignore her at least when she speaks about/poses with Chris? I mean my mom left my abusive father so I feel for her.

  10. cs says:

    They will probably get married and have babies. I have to admire that she’s not letting the pubic pressure her into breaking it off with CB. They were both young, he was 19 and she was 20 or 21. Ben A broke it off with Jlo when he saw his career was suffering. Jlo broke it off with Puffy when she thought her career would suffer. Rihanna not so much. The girl has landed a cosmetic deal, she had #1 album and single this year.. In my opinion, had the the best performance at the Grammy’s this year. Her career definitely hasn’t suffered.
    He still has a record deal and continue to tour around the country.
    If she was a woman that like abuse there are plenty of men out there..So I don’t get the “she loves abuse” CB isn’t the only man in the world that has abused a woman. She could have her pickings if she likes abuse. She obviously loves him.
    CB was personally invited Elton John’s Oscar Party, Adele made sure she cleared up how those photos of she and CB were interpreted.
    I think people realized he was a rich teenage punk that thought everything would be OK. He’s older and hopefully wiser. I would feel the same if it was Justin Beiber and Selena Gomez. I think they are the same age that CB and Rihanna were 4 years ago.

    I’m not a fan of CB, I don’t believe anyone should put their hands on another person (Male of Female). Besides they are all millionaires.

    I wish them well!

    • vvvoid says:

      I am befuddled as to why anyone would think the age of 19 excuses what was essentially an attempted murder.
      HE ONLY STOPPED TRYING TO KILL HER WITH HIS HANDS WHEN SHE SCREAMED FOR HELP AND ATTRACTED ATTENTION! Jesus. How do people think it would have played out if they were in a more isolated area, if no one came to her rescue and scared Chris away? He’d either have killed her or beat her until she was unconscious and left her for dead.
      Sorry, 19 doesn’t excuse or mitigate that. 13 wouldn’t even mitigate that.
      I really like Rihanna, I think she’s beautiful and talented [for a pop star, and mostly in terms of her charisma and magnetism] but she is indeed a VICTIM, a victim of her own emotions and faulty outlook on herself. And that caused her to become Chris’s victim as well.

    • Julia says:

      If anything the incident made her more popular and turned her into a sympathetic figure. She doesn’t really have any distinguishing talent other than being born beautiful. Her voice is weak and nasally.

  11. The Original Mia says:

    Blah blah blah… Whatever.

  12. lucy2 says:

    Her mother thinks a naked photo is the end of the world (for a girl who’s never fully dressed anyway) but has no issue with her reuniting with the man who almost killed her. Huh.
    How is a gun tattoo a symbol of strength? “I’ll never be a victim”. ???
    She is a pretty girl, but she is seriously messed up in the head.

  13. cs says:

    I have to add.. My mother was the only person that I was scared of too. It was her facial expressions, her words, her approval, her wisdom, her knowledge. I loved my mother to death..She was the greatest.. Her words were like “Gold” to me. So I can relate to Rihanna with regards to her mother.

  14. elceibeno08 says:

    It sounds like she has her mind made up. She will continue to date Chris Brown, and she will have children with him.

  15. j.eyre says:

    “She humbled the f*** out of me.’”

    I don’t think it took.

  16. Mika says:

    I’m already feeling sorry for their future kid. Sigh

  17. bns says:

    Gorgeous photoshoot, but saying that a gun symbolizes strength is just stupid. Ugh.

  18. Learned One says:

    Do celebs sit in front of a mirror and practice sexy-face poses? They are narcissistic enough to snap self-pics and figure out which poses look sexiest….

    The fingernails….ugh. I’d like to see her change a diaper with those nails. And the fingers in the mouth thing….channeling LiLo….

  19. KellyinSeattle says:

    Goody gumdrops for her. In the last photo, she looks completely constipated. I think she’s a beautiful girl but she doesn’t seem to have much between her ears. But I don’t wish her ill will; just think Chris Brown would be a selfish father.

  20. DJ says:

    So, if her “Kid” is a girl, will she be ok with her little girl dating a man who beats her??

  21. kitkerenina says:

    I Like the blue (wrap?) first pic.

    If she was my kid I’d be so terrified for her with Chris, naked pics sans bruises snapped by friends would seem to me a relief.

  22. Ms Kay says:

    Alright so who is the best friend then, Melissa or the Fist?

    Anyway… A gun is a symbol of strength? Uh… O_O

  23. TheOneAndOnlyOnly says:

    I thought only american fashion mags ruined themselves by going for every celebutard on their covers, but I guess european mags are also bottom feeding; there’s nothing interesting, musical, or fashionable about this nitwit; SOrry, covers of the 80s/90s with the supers blow away the overhyped,talentless Riri’s of today’s vapid pop culture – You want beauty, class, grace check out any cover with 90s supermodel Yasmeen Ghauri – makes this cover look like a Wal-Mart ad.
    Yasmeen was one of many, even the second tier models of a generation ago (anneliese,beri,emma s.,claudia mason,etc.) were true beauties compared to today’s manufactured cookie cutter celebs.
    BTW, no one has commented that she doesn’t even discuss her crap “music” How could she it’s written by professionals and engineered and autotuned to the max – No thanks,
    I’ll take Esperanza Spalding and the Alabama SHakes over this record industry product.

  24. dcypher1 says:

    If she has a baby with cb shes dumb. Shes so young she shouldnt have any kids especially cus she does whatever she wants kids get in the way of that.

  25. shewolf says:

    Rihanna is who she is and that’s it. She’s not going to play someone she isnt and go get herself addicted to prescription meds in the background and then have a breakdown and shave her head and then only get work from reality tv because everyone feels sorry for her. I think Britney would have stood a better chance if she knew who she was and stuck to that. Poor girl tried so hard to be something she wasn’t.

    Why am I talking about Britney Spears? Anyways, Rihanna does as Rihanna does. I cant fault the girl for nothing.

    • Meredith says:

      People feel sorry for Britney because she has genuine mental health problems. Now that her father is her legal guardian, her life is much more stable. Rihanna just makes stupid decisions. Maybe she’d be better off if Jamie Spears was running her life too. He’d get rid of Chris Brown for sure!

    • Ranunculus says:

      She does whatever is getting her attention and PR. Her sick relationship with CB, which she is probably faking anyway is the only thing she has to generate some buzz.

    • vvvoid says:

      This is why I like Rihanna. I wish she made better life choices, but I admire her for her vulnerability and authenticity. I don’t think she “just wants attention”…I think she likes expressing herself, albeit in sometimes questionable ways. I hate everything about her being with Chris Brown, but I do admire her for being herself, even though I don’t agree with the decisions she makes.
      I also don’t entirely fault her for making such bad decisions, as she seems to have absolutely no one close to her who taught her how to value herself. If she were Lindsay Lohan, someone who makes a habit of screwing other people over, it would be different. Rihanna only hurts herself, and that’s sad, and it’s even more sad she doesn’t have a family who encourages her to make healthy choices. Her family is supportive of her relationship because abuse is something they tolerate and consider normal. They don’t value her any more than she values herself.

    • Joe says:

      At least Britney Spears was a hell of a performer at one time. I can’t picture even one Rihanna performance that’s how unmemorable they are.

  26. Meg says:

    i still can’t get past the song ‘love the way you lie’
    that says right there she loves being with an abusive man, that she’s even turned on by it. low self esteem manifested itself that way for her

  27. anonymous fan says:

    It is amazing that some of the most beautiful women in the world can have such low self esteem and have such terrible taste in men.(I’m looking at you too Katy Perry)I don’t know if I believe she really wants kids, it may be part of her image rebranding.She knows that there is backlash in her getting back with Chris Brown.And her p.r people are no doubt telling her to give money to hospitals and talk about how much she loves her mother,reading the bible and how she wants to have kids to get back in her fans’ good graces. I think Rihanna is very happy making millions being a pop star and smoking weed with her d-bag boyfriend on the beach and is in no hurry to end that great life by having kids.
    I still think she is talented but don’t care about her love life anymore.She has to live with that jerk not me.

  28. erika says:

    babies who smoke weed and beat each other up having babies…..so sad.

  29. Beatriz says:

    Rihanna looks really pretty here, but I just can’t with the gun-tattoo statement. A gum symbolizes strength?? If you need a gun to feel safe, you are truly a victim.

  30. TalkyTina says:

    Too bad one does not have to take a competency test before bringing a new life into the world!

  31. GoodCapon says:

    Hopefully not with Chris… meh, who are we kidding?!

  32. Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

    She’s trash. I can’t imagine a worse mother.

  33. Thea says:

    Say what you want about it, but I have to say that I lost all of the little respect I had for Rihanna when she went back to CB. She sank even lower when she posted those pictures of her smoking pot.

  34. Hakura says:

    The idea of their having children together is horrific.

    A) She would really rush into it without a second thought about CB’s anger problems. Yes, he’ll likely continue to abuse her, but she’s not even thinking about him abusing their children. (who will, through watching, learn that abuse is ok, & will become abusers or victims themselves as adults.)

    B) What will she say when, one day, one of her kids pulls up articles on the internet containing pics of what ‘daddy did to mommy’? What if she has a daughter who throws her (Rihanna’s) own choices back in her face when she tries to stop her from dating an abuser.

    It’s just a shame all around. It’s like she’s starting to mature everywhere except when it comes to CB.