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Rihanna POPS OFF On ESQUIRE Reporter Over Chris Brown Questions

 

Rihanna, who was spotted (above) hitting up her fave eatery Giorgio Baldi last night in her Jeremy Scott for Adidas tee and leopard sneakers, got extra fresh with the reporter during her ESQUIRE UK interview that delved semi-deep into the Chris Brown "incident."  Find out what Rihanna said about working with her ex and why she POPPED OFF at the reporter when he asked her why she did it...

We told you earlier about Rihanna's hot ESQUIRE UK cover and spread, but we had no idea how hot and heated the interview was.  Rihanna was questioned about her working relationship with Chris Brown and the message it sent to fans around the world.

The "Birthday Cake" singer (shown above in a large t shirt and animal print shoes at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica) expressed that she was tired of discussing Chris and wished society and journalists would let the incident go so everyone can move on.  She added that there is nothing wrong with her working with Chris and it DID NOT signal that they were back in a relationship.

Then, a seemingly annoyed RiRi turned the tables on the magazine, calling them "trivial," and asked why they don't ask questions fans really want to know?

She also threw MAJOR shade at the end and let the mag know she did four other interviews.....and they probably better questions.

 

Read the highlights here:

Esquire: What has been the Twitter response to the Chris Brown remixes?
Rihanna: Some love it, some hate it, some love it but hate that we did it. But the response in the end has been incredible.
Esquire: Was that [the recording session] the first time you’d seen him in a while?
Rihanna: When would we have seen each other? We’ve both been working and touring. [changes the subject]. This is really good food.
Esquire: It proved quite a controversial thing.
Rihanna: Well…definitely. Definitely. It caught me a little off-guard to be honest…especially the amount of…negative attention. Because it never occurred to me how this was a problem, you know. It really didn’t.
Esquire: Because enough time had passed that it was OK?

Rihanna: I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music.
Esquire: Some people felt it sent the wrong message.
Rihanna: [Angrily] What was that? What message would that be?
Esquire: You’d gone back to someone who put you in the hospital.
Rihanna: [Getting angry] Oh really? Did I?
Esquire: Well… yes.
Rihanna: Did I? Did I? Did I?

Esquire: You went and recorded with him, yes.
Rihanna: Okay. In a completely professional environment. And on a complete professional note. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. And if I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when – if – that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid.
Esquire: The assumption you were dating again?
Rihanna: Because of a song. How stupid. If I was together with every collaborator I worked with… f-ck my life.
Esquire: Still, the lyrics didn’t do much to dispel that impression. His opening line is “Girl I want to fuck you right now/been a long time/I’ve been missing your body”. You reply: “Remember how you did it/If you still want to kiss it/Then come and get it”.
Rihanna: That was the tone before he was even on the record. You think it was going to be about hopscotch or jump rope?

Esquire: So neither of you for a minute thought “This is going to put the cat among the pigeons”?
Rihanna: I could never see anything wrong with making music.
Esquire: Maybe the thing is that as an artist your personal and private life are intertwined, and you’ve already played on this. The first song you put out after the beating incident was “Love the Way You Lie”, about domestic violence.
Rihanna: Absolutely. But Love The Way You Live was me as an artist working with Eminem as an artist, telling our stories individually. On a track together. I’m lost. I’m confused as to what you’re trying to get at.
Esquire: That it’s hard to separate the person who’s been the victim of domestic violence and the pop star singing about domestic violence.
Rihanna: I know. And that’s how f-cked up society is. There’s a lot of sh-t y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy sh-t.

Esquire: It’s just what’s been making the headlines recently.
Rihanna: OK! So do you want to talk about everything on Google? Or do you want to talk about stuff that my fans want to know? Let’s get to the real stuff. The stuff that’s important.
Esquire: What do your fans want to know?
Rihanna: You tell me, as a journalist. You’re asking the questions and I give you the answers. I can’t give the questions too.
Esquire: I’m sorry it’s upset you.
Rihanna: It hasn’t upset me. It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that’s trivial. What’s there to talk about? Are all your questions like that? Let’s move onto the next one.
Esquire: It’s just that you haven’t given an interview for a while. A lot has happened.
Rihanna: You think I haven’t given an interview for a while? I did four this morning.
Esquire: Did they go any better than this?
Rihanna: We’ll see [when they come out] tomorrow

*Snaps*

BONUS:

 

During a recent chat with VIBE, Evelyn Lozada praised Rihanna as an artist and said people put too much pressure on her to be a role model.  Check it out....

Now, Rihanna is one of your good friends, but from a role model standpoint, how do you view her influence to younger people?

EVELYN:  We became cool on Twitter [laughs], and she’s cool! She lives her life and does what the fawk she wants and I love that about her. It’s tough because all of a sudden your supposed to be perfect and a role model to everyone and not live your life and I think she does what she needs to do, she’s young and having fun. Growing up I didn’t necessarily say oh my god look at Madonna I want to be just like her, I just loved her music. I feel like people put so much pressure on these celebrities and it’s like I think parents should be role models and if you don’t want your kids watching these things then don’t. Like my daughter is almost 19 and she will tell you that growing up she had parental control for the TV, because of HBO etc. In my eyes, Rihanna can do no wrong, I think she’s an amazing artist. She’s gorgeous, handles her business, and lives her life with no apologies.

Does she come to you about… let’s say, the drama that’s been happening with Meek Mill, Drake and Chris Brown?  

EVELYN:  We don’t discuss personal things like that. It’s just, if I happen to be in her city or she’s in mine, we’ll hang out.

Photos via PacificCoastNews.com/Esquire

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Rhi I love you as a artist, I

Rhi I love you as a artist, I am a fellow island girl, big up! Please do not hangout with that over the bill teeth too big for her mouth tired whore evelyn. Thanks
Anonymous's picture

Good for Rihanna sticking up

Good for Rihanna sticking up for herself! Although i was very disappointed with the whole Cake remix i too am tired of the same CB questions. It's time she distance herself from him and move on!!
Anonymous's picture

I'm siding with Riri here.

I'm siding with Riri here. People are so quick to cast stone and feed off negativity. It's a shame that we never want to see folks happy! It's just too much like right, huh. Well i think its best that people just move on and learn how to let folks be. Riri keep doing your thang. Remember haters will never prosper!!
Anonymous's picture

She is fake ass hell. She

She is fake ass hell. She know damn well her fans wanted to know what the hell she was thinking to make that kind of track with a guy who beat the brakes off her dumb ass. The industry makes people delusional as hell. To her fans, she is THAT dumb to think you would understand why she did that dumb fuck shit.
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Rhianna is learning what

Rhianna is learning what happens when you sell your soul to the devil and his followers for fame...If she had nipped the situation in the butt back when it happened instead of allowing the media, her crazy fans, and the various women groups to use what was nothing more than a stupid fight between to young and very toxic couple to help her fame, she wouldn't treated as if they now own her. Amazing how no one gives a ish when those white celeb beat up on each other.
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As if Rhianna is anyways ways

As if Rhianna is anyways ways as angry and disrespectful as CB in interviews. Well she got upset and was a bit lippy, where as CB got upset and broke windows and again was forgiven and excuses where made for his violent behavior. And for the ignorant , uneducated people saying she need to go back to Barbados and sell fruit , I guess CB and MJB the crook with their bad attitudes and reputations need to go down south and pick fucking cotton. You Akadas are so fucking arrogant. And that word means cotton-pickers.
Anonymous's picture

you say ignorant and

you say ignorant and uneducated in your post, yet you cant even put together a coherent sentence. Please take a seat in special OK boo?
Anonymous's picture

@Rena1970 . There must be

@Rena1970 . There must be government cheese some where lurking around on this blog cus this big ole ghetto rat Rena be stalking the blog again. Rena why dont you go clean up your aged grandpa who is also your daddy and your uncle. You dirty inbred genetic slop. You need to be euthanized like the rabid dog that you are. Disgusting filthy sub human.
Anonymous's picture

Evelyn Lozada praised Rihanna

Evelyn Lozada praised Rihanna as an artist and said people put too much pressure on her to be a role model. .... ur done Riri, when that stank chick is giving u props lol!
Anonymous's picture

"Definitely. It caught me a

"Definitely. It caught me a little off-guard to be honest…especially the amount of…negative attention. Because it never occurred to me how this was a problem, " WOW THIS DUMB BISH, seriously? U gonna act that stupid? No wonder the reporter clowned oyu the FU#$ out....
Anonymous's picture

seriously, why was she

seriously, why was she getting mad at the reporter?? For pointing out things SHE did?! LOL dumb broad, you gonna be contreversial and get angry when people call you out?
Anonymous's picture

WOW- I love you more Riri for

WOW- I love you more Riri for standing up for ursef and talking ur mind. bad bitch
roses'r'red's picture

ive been saying that rihanna

ive been saying that rihanna needs to sell fruits to tourists in her country!! that reporter was a hard hitting journalist!! he did his thing on those questions!! yes the opening line of their song when he said "i wanna fuck u right now" was weird!
skank Hunter! 's picture

Trade in her career for a

Trade in her career for a fruit stand? That was my good laugh for the day!
Anonymous's picture

LOL..oh the downfall of

LOL..oh the downfall of Rihanna has just started.....from SNL to this and then?.....oh shes not a role model but shes happy to make money off the people that buy her records right?.....her main demographic is white, and slowly they have started seeing her true colours....Rihanna is on a decline ...you heard it here....if you want to live your life so much..tehn why are you in the public? you want to live your life , yet you dont like the scrutiny that comes with being public...
Anonymous's picture

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, HOW THE

LIKE I SAID BEFORE, HOW THE FUCK YOU GONE LIVE YO LIFE FOR GOD WHEN YOU NAKED IN DAMN NEAR EVERY PHOTO THAT CHU TAKE????? EVERY TIME YOU GET ON STAGE?????ALWAYS TALKIN ABOUT SEX AND WHAT NOT WIT CHO UNMARRIED ASS!!!!YOU CONUSED AND DON'T KNOW WHO THE FUCK YOU LIVIN FOR!!! RIGHT NOW, I WOULD SAY YOU LIVING FOR JAY Z CAUSE HE MAKIN A LOT OF MONEY OFF OF YOUR NAKED ASS. HE KNOW DAMN WELL THE PROFITS WON'T COME ROLLIN IN UNLESS YOU NAKED SO HE'S PRETTY MUCH PIMPIN YOU JUST LIKE PAPA KNOWLES DID THAT FAKE ASS BITCH BEYONCE!!!!I DON'T SEE WHAT THE FUCK YOU GETTIN MAD AT! YOU WERE SENDING MIXED MESSAGES TO THE PUBLIC! LIKE HOW THE FUCK YOU GONE GO AND SING A "FUCK" SONG WITH THE NIGGA THAT BASHED YO FUCKIN HEAD IN???? I MEAN REALLY. YOU THE ONE THAT ENDED UP LOOKIN STUPID!!!!!AND THEN GONE TRY TO CALL HIS GIRL A RICE CAKE??? HOW THE FUCK CAN YOU MAKE FUN OF ANYBODY!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IF SHE CALLED YO ASS A MANGO CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT YOU NEED TO DROP THE MIC, TAKE YO BARBADOSY ASS BACK OVER TO THE ISLANDS, AND TRADE IN YO WACK CAREER FOR A FUCKIN FRUIT STAND BITCH!!!!!!! AND IF YOU LOOKIN FOR NEW FRIENDS, LET ME BE THE FIRST ONE TO TELL YOU THAT CHU SNIFFIN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION, CAUSE THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS TO BE LINKED AS A BESTIE TO LOZADA!!! AND YOU WHOOOOOO, HOE ASS EVELYN, HOW THE FUCK YOU LOOK TRYING TO HANGOUT WITH A BITCH DAMN NEAR 20 YEARS YOUNGER THAN YOU??? WHAT THE FUCK YOU TRYIN TO DO?? RECRUIT WHORES FOR YO HOE CLUB??? AND THEN TRANSFROM THEM INTO SENIOR CITIZEN ASS BULLYS???? THAT'S YO FUCKIN PROBLEM, YU DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACT YO AGE!!!!! BITCH YOU DAMN NEAR 50 YEARS OLD!!! HANG UP THE DRINKS WIT STRAWS IN IT, WALK AWAY FORM THE PARTIES, TOSS THE DICK MONEY RED BOTTOMS, AND THE BIG ASS PURSES, AND GET CHO ASSSOME COMMON SENSE AND A FUCKIN LIFE BITCH!!!!!!!YOU WANT A BESTIE, GO CHECK OUT THE STROLL BITCH, I'M SURE YOU BITCHES WLL HAVE A LOT IN COMMON!!!!!
Rena1970's picture

It is really sad to see

It is really sad to see people who are obviously coward create drama with someone who does not even know that they exist. Granted Rihanna may not be the best performer in the world nor does she fit the mold of a role model. But to degrade her in such a manner by calling her a whore, slut or prostitute is not becoming. Hate is consuming when you hate yourself you hate everyone else around you and criticism becomes very easy. It is easy to hide behind a keyboard and point fingers.
Don't Hate's picture

I thought an icon IS a role

I thought an icon IS a role model?
Anonymous's picture

U thought wrong. An icon is

U thought wrong. An icon is not necessarily a role model. And a role model is not necessarily an icon. Two different things. :)
Anonymous's picture

true, and Rihanna is neither

true, and Rihanna is neither
BlackBerry's picture

never have I seen such an

never have I seen such an arrogant celeb, that NEEDED the fame ... yet complained about it so much. shut tha fuck up cry baby
Anonymous's picture

CAN YOU FIX THE DAMN REPLY

CAN YOU FIX THE DAMN REPLY FEATURE!!!!!!!!!!! INVEST IN SOME QUALITY TECHNICAL CONSULTANTS. THANK YOU!
Anonymous's picture

naw boo...shes not supposed

naw boo...shes not supposed to be PERFECT. But a trashy, raunchy rude BITCH she should never be. if that chick never put out another album, i wouldnt give a shit
Anonymous's picture

It's funny how people want to

It's funny how people want to say Rhianna is not a role model but then turn around and call her an ICON in the same breath. WTH do you think an ICON is??? Somebody that promotes change...POSITIVE change at that (think Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, etc., etc.), artists who have been making music and change for 20+ years, not just someone who sells a few records and is the "hot chick" for the moment. I will say this, though... Rhi Rhi needs new people who can assure that she will not have to continue answering questions about the "incident" between her and Chris Brown if she does not want to.
Anonymous's picture

HEEEELL

HEEEELL YEEEEEEESSSSS!_______________________________________________________________________________________ It Happened.....I got rid of all my ISHHH from my cre dit report y'all - I was in deep for 5 years. Coudn't buy sheeet. Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!! ________________________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT CRE DIT REPORT ISHH, GET IT CLEAN y'all. YOu can get yours too, call these people at 877-873-0853 - they did an amazing job for me and fo a price that can't be beat nowhere, cheap as fuck. Got Rid of all my Shyyyt. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ My homeboy was in terrible shape too, and he clean! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hit em up - they will help!!
Anonymous's picture

it's not like rihanna and

it's not like rihanna and chris is getting back together yes chris hit rihanna ,it's been along time now and rihanna can forgive him why cant we do the same there just working together to make good music for the people and u guys all know deep down inside we want to see them get back together later follow me on Twitter @Whitneyreid123
Whitney's picture

I SEE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE

I SEE A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE MISSING A KEY POINT SHE SAID IN HER INTERVIEW: IF WHEN I GO BACK TO HIM, THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER DISCUSSION. THIS STATEMENT WENT OVER EVERYONE HEADS. THEY MUST BE PLANNING TO GET BACK TOGETHER.
Anonymous's picture

I caught that too. she wants

I caught that too. she wants it to happen, although she trying to deny it publicly
BlackBerry's picture

IF you're living you life

IF you're living you life without giving a [F], you are lving a LI[ ]E
GTFOH's picture

It's not like they did a song

It's not like they did a song about gum drops and lollipops. They recorded a song about missing each other in bed so what in the entire hell do you think people are going to think? When you do things like that (for attention and to get people talking) you can't put a time limit on when the drama stops. Celebrities kill me with that.
Anonymous's picture

Hmm, that whole if and when i

Hmm, that whole if and when i go back to him as a girlfriend statement said 1,000 words. wow rihanna, just wow!
Anonymous's picture

rihanna has spunk ive always

rihanna has spunk ive always liked that about her. her only flaw is that she is a MESS. as a public figure (a huge one at that) why would you be shocked that fans reacted negatively with your duet to a man who dismembered your face? i mean....its not gray its very black and white. stop fronting you knew that would garner a lot of controversy. quite frankly i know a lot of people that would gladly listen to some chris brown and rihanna news many people aren't over it. i try to look at it as if that were my baby sis....i still wouldn't be over that shit im being honest. it feels like in a way she's still defending him. oh btw natasha why can't we respond to folks in the comment section??
rick's picture

Rihanna is not responsible to

Rihanna is not responsible to the PUBLIC period. Raise your own children. Rihanna is here to entertain....PERIOD! Yes, Rihanna has addressed issues that people look up to her for but that is not something she was looking for. Rihanna is a human being who is learning life in the public eye. I'm so glad Riahnna stood up for herself and put this reporter in their PLACE! Rihanna live your life girl! You have nothing to prove to anyone!
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Go Rihanna. She put him in

Go Rihanna. She put him in his place professionally. She had more tact than the interviewer.
Anonymous's picture

People are never gonna get

People are never gonna get over Riri and Chris that will be a part of her life forever.
Rodriguez's picture

Didn't she make a song with

Didn't she make a song with CB???!!?? ..Well then she made the subject relevant again. She made a sexually charged song with her abuser. and on his Turn up the music song...doesn't she say " i love you baby"....so why is she mad again?
Anonymous's picture

if she still gets angry

if she still gets angry instead of saying "no comment" she's clearly not over it. But I think it's crazy that they did the most attention-whoring thing possible by working on a sex song together and then she gets mad when ppl question her. When she's in her 30s she'll understand. Right now she's young dumb and full of cum
Anon's picture

Natasha can we get Evelyn

Natasha can we get Evelyn lozada whole vibe interview
sitting pretty's picture

I think this is an issue

I think this is an issue where 2 wrongs don't make a right. The reporter was obviously trying to stir a pot, that yet she was feeding into. Instead of babbling on and on trying to make a point that we already know, she should have just said "no Cb questions....period." Funny thing is, this is one thing her and CB have in common, they get irritated too quickly and turn into cocky s-o-bs instead of just blowing it off.
Anonymous's picture

like it or not...that ish was

like it or not...that ish was funny...Rihanna: OK! So do you want to talk about everything on Google? bottom line, Rihanna needs to have a interview contract, her PR/Manager not doing their jobs, here is a list of things you can't discuss, if you step outside of the boundaries its ova! and all Rih has to do is give the PR mgr the look once it comes up for discussion...these journalists are tacky sometimes, they dont care they just want to get to somehting they see as juicy...headline grabber, they dont give a ish about how Riri feels! being an island girl...i would have lit her claat up too.
yardgyal's picture

Based of the mix bag of

Based of the mix bag of comments on this blog, I agree with Rhianna's dont give a fuck attitude because no matter what she does or say you idle minded and negative people will find a way to turn what ever she does into something negative. I remember when the incident first happen Rhianna kept her mouth shut for the longest time while CB was running around doing bullshit interviews one after the other, wearing horrible bow ties and sounding stupid . Everyone was going on about Rhianna needing to speak and tell her side. When she finally did, she was accuse of throwing this CB under the bus. ( which was not true as he did a good job of that all by himself in his dumb interviews) Then she was accuse of using the incident to sell her album , then she was accuse of exploiting the incident for her own success. Now Rhianna is not wanting to talk about it anymore and shuts down this pesky , persistent and somewhat rude reporter and again she is at fault and is called unprofessional and rude. So lemme get this CB is always the VICTIM and Rhianna is always the Perpetrator. Got cha Black America yall are so racist towards blacks who are not American. Wow. I hope yall dont complain when whites do the same thing to yall. Cus we al know how U black Americans love to complain and blame others. .
Anonymous's picture

HEEEELL

HEEEELL YEEEEEEESSSSS!_______________________________________________________________________________________ It Happened.....I got rid of all my ISHHH from my cre dit report y'all - I was in deep for 5 years. Coudn't buy sheeet. Just approved for that 25k loan to buy a new CAMAARO!!! ________________________________________________________________________________________________ IF YOU GOT PROBLEMS WITH THAT CRE DIT REPORT ISHH, GET IT CLEAN y'all. YOu can get yours too, call these people at 877-873-0853 - they did an amazing job for me and fo a price that can't be beat nowhere, cheap as fuck. Got Rid of all my Shyyyt. _______________________________________________________________________________________________ My homeboy was in terrible shape too, and he clean! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Hit em up - they will help!!
Anonymous's picture

I never get it when

I never get it when celebrities do attention grabbing things then get mad when people pay attention. She's been famous for a while now, she can't be this stupid.
Whatever's picture

I never get it when

I never get it when celebrities do attention grabbing things then get mad when people pay attention. She's been famous for a while now, she can't be this stupid.
Whatever's picture

Rihanna truly makes me sick.

Rihanna truly makes me sick. She is unprofessional, unattractive, and makes shitty music yet people praise her for 'living her life' and 'being real.' People wonder why Caribbean folks have such a bad rep in this country. Other people have said it better than I could, but let me just repeat SHE IS A ROLE MODEL WHETHER SHE LIKES IT OR NOT. C'mon girl, act like you have some sense, or at least hire a PR professional for ish like this.
Anonymous's picture

What does her being from

What does her being from another country who lives in this country have to do with anything? You sound very ignorant for that comment. Also she was not unprofessional with the reporter. She asked he reporter to move onto the next question but they would not move on. Also anyone with common sense would not keep bringing up the same topic over and over again. Anyone would get tired of answering the same questions. Also about her being a role model this is we're people get things twisted. At the end of the day she is a regular human being with a life to live just like anyone else. She will make mistakes because she is young and human. It leaves up to the child parent to be a proper role model for that child. Not a complete stranger.
Anonymous's picture

you know...surprisingly I

you know...surprisingly I love the way Rihanna handled this interview...I bet the journalist didnt even see that coming....move on already focus on the present and future and stop dwelling on the pass society!
sitting pretty's picture

"IF I went back to him as a

"IF I went back to him as a g/f ?!" That's a big IF. Good luck rihanna.
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