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Rihanna talks about her dating life

In 2005, at age 16, she auditioned for Def Jam Records’ then group chairman, L. She remembers that her hair was wavy, parted to one side, and “I had just gotten my first weave.” She recalls sitting in the hallway when she saw Jay Z walk by, and she was so freaked out she made sure he didn’t see her.

“When I do get time to myself, I watch TV.” Now we’re off and running, both of us mourning the end of [true stories of women who lost control and committed murder].

Rihanna is firmly in control of her life and career—but not of her image, which has veered between club-hopping temptress and poster child for victims of domestic abuse.

As the 27-year-old readies her long-awaited new album, she talks candidly about the chasm between her reality and her reputation.

The reality is that the fame, the rumors—this picture means this, another picture means that—it really freaks me out.

It made me back away from even wanting to attempt to date. I’m always concerned about whether people have good or bad intentions.

She’s got 7 billion video views on You Tube, 50.7 million followers on Twitter, 25.4 million on Instagram, and 81.7 million Facebook fans. ’ ” I ask Rihanna if she thinks she’s always going to be a poster child for victims of domestic abuse.

Even before her acting stint in the 2012 action movie fashion designer, style setter (she was the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s 2014 Fashion Icon, was named to the International Best-Dressed List for the first time this year, is the creative director for Puma and the face of Dior’s Secret Garden campaign), entrepreneur (seven fragrances, a creative director for the Stance sock company), philanthropist (her foundation helps build cancer-treatment centers in Barbados, among other charitable activities), and eight-time Grammy winner. She reacted with anger on Twitter, and, says Jay Z, “Her response was appropriate. “Well, I just never understood that,” she says, “like how the victim gets punished over and over.

“I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing.