Rihanna reveals how she manages the balance between her life as a mother, her work and her private life

The thing about the waiting reporter Rihanna It’s an old story, but true, so let’s leave that part out: Yes, he arrived on set of Savage x Fenty Vol.4 after midnight, for a 9 p.m. call time. No, no one got angry. How were we going to be? We’re talking about Rihanna, one of the industry’s most important celebrities and billionaires thanks to her beauty and fashion empire, and he has plans for us: an upcoming Super Bowl halftime performance in 2023, new music (more on that in a minute), the premiere of Savage x Fenty Vol. 4, and yes, a new baby. She is busy.

She is also tired. Which, given that she was fielding work calls for new designs for her underwear brand from the delivery room, is fair. It’s not that she looks tired: “I thought I was going to go back to work and I did,” she said from the stage where she was interviewed before the show, perfectly made up and wearing an Alaïa dress with a crocodile print. “Then I took a little break, came back and now I’m out again.” It’s a new kind of fatigue, however, this maternal fatigue: “Before, I got tired, I forced myself and I continued. It’s a fatigue you can’t control. Your body shuts down. And recently I struggled for three days straight in the studio – sleeping in the studio – to finish a song because it’s a very important project for me.

His latest song, “Lift Me Up”, is a lullaby ballad that pays homage to the life and legacy of Chadwick Boseman and was written by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and director Ryan Coogler for Wakanda Forever, which is released at the end of October. . Variety magazine reported that he curated the film’s soundtrack, much like Kendrick Lamar did for the first Black Panther movie.

Savage x Fenty Vol.4 premieres on Prime Video November 9 and features models like Precious Lee, Cara Delevingne, Joan Smalls, Irina Shayk, Zach Miko and Lara Stone; actors like Marsai Martin, Simu Liu, Damson Idris, Taraji P. Henson and Emmy Abbott Elementary winner Sheryl Lee Ralph; social media superstars Rickey Thompson and Avani Gregg and musician Bella Poarch; and performances by Anitta, Burna Boy, Don Toliver and Maxwell. At the beginning of November, it was revealed that Johnny Depp was also part of the cast. (He marches to the beat of OutKast’s ‘So Fresh, So Clean’.)

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