(NEW YORK) — If you believe the tabloids, Rihanna’s juggling both Drake and Chris Brown and has various other guys popping on and off of her radar. But as the star tells Harper’s Bazaar in a new cover story, the reality of her romantic life is very different.
“I have been conservative in my love life…it’s pretty much non-existent,” she reveals. “If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out. But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just — I don’t let people in.”
Her attitude towards love seemingly has something to do with the assault she suffered in 2009 at the hands of then-boyfriend Brown. “When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love,” she tells the magazine. “The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye my whole life changed. Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I’d feel that pain in my life. I’m afraid of feeling that again.”
Rihanna says she makes up for her “conservative” love life by being, she says, “rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair.”
Ri-Ri also talks about her sleek figure, which she says remains slim no matter what she eats, much to her dismay. “I don’t know if there’s something going on with my body right now, but I’m eating everything in life! I miss my ass. It just went away! I need a butt. I have an idea of one, but it’s not living up to its full potential right now.”
The August issue of Harper’s Bazaar, featuring Rih on the cover, hits newsstands July 17.
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Brian Stelter, CNN