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Rihanna Spills the Tea on Racism in the Industry

Rihanna dishes it out for author and filmmaker Miranda July for T Magazine, sharing that, ‘‘You know, when I started to experience the difference — or even have my race be highlighted — it was mostly when I would do business deals.’’ Business deals. Meaning that everyone’s cool with a young black woman singing, dancing, partying and looking hot, but that when it comes time to negotiate, to broker a deal, she is suddenly made aware of her blackness. ‘‘And, you know, that never ends, by the way. It’s still a thing. And it’s the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong. It almost excites me; I know what they’re expecting and I can’t wait to show them that I’m here to exceed those expectations.’’

Check out the full and very revealing interview in NYT’s T Magazine

Photo found on Vogue.com

 

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