But let the record show: A newly revealed letter from the rapper to the pop icon sheds new light on the reality (and depth of feeling) of their romance.Dated January 15, 1995, at a.m., the letter, published in part by TMZ, was written during Tupac’s stint in prison at the Clinton Correctional Facility.She says, “Legit, I have been in the gym every day this week because I am not willing to give up my food. Nor is she the woman who has been described as badass, shocking, naughty, tough—pictured in tabloids and online with various rumored rapper/actor/athlete boyfriends.But I will sacrifice an hour for the gym.” The 27-year-old woman in front of me is not the provocative, wild hip-hop prom queen, the sexy girl allegedly at the center of a jealous, bottle-throwing brawl in a nightclub, nor the habitué of L. She is elegant, funny, straightforward, and downright horrified (and laughs hysterically) at all of the rumors I toss at her.Madonna surprised the world in 2015 when she revealed during an interview with Howard Stern that she had once dated Tupac Shakur.The radio host asked the singer about a contentious interview she once had with David Letterman in the ’90s, and Madonna attributed her sour mood to the late rapper.“I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing.
Rihanna’s career began in 2004 when two American record producers, Evan Rogers and Carl Sturken—both of whom were married to Bajan women and vacationed in Barbados—heard her sing at a local audition, made demos with her, and eventually brought her to the U. Jay Z, and executives Jay Brown and Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith.
All those other things are just made-up stories.”When it comes to made-up stories, Rihanna knows whereof she speaks. He’s not even able to be seen with [another] girl, because I’m dragged back into headlines that say he’s cheating on me, and I don’t even [really] know this guy. “I’m serious, hand to God.” Given that she’s supposed to be so freewheeling, can’t she just have sex for fun?
Despite all those rumors of sexual liaisons, Rihanna says her last real, official boyfriend was Chris Brown—when they briefly got back together three years after his arrest for assaulting her in 2009 (more about that later)—and, prior to that, then Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who she says she was just getting to know when the paparazzi got a picture of them together. we were just three months in and I liked his vibe, he was a good guy, and then paparazzi got us on vacation in Mexico. “If I wanted to I would completely do that,” she says.
What makes Rihanna special—outside of the music—is that she is someone who is genuinely herself. You are seeing the authentic version of who she is. She’s gone through things that everyone’s gone through—dysfunctional relationships, things that played out in front of everyone’s eyes—and she’s done a real good job of keeping her life private, but just living her life as a young person … You have to have a tough skin in this business; you’re going to hear some things about yourself that you’re going to think, What?? I honestly think how much fun it would be to live my reputation.
People have this image of how wild and crazy I am, and I’m not everything they think of me.
It’s become second nature for me to just close that door and just be O. —Rihanna Rihanna sits across the table from me in the private room at Giorgio Baldi, her favorite restaurant in L. Her hair is reddish, wavy; her face seems free of makeup.