Rihanna has never been one to shy away from discussing (or joking about) her “fluctuating body type.” And in her history-making cover interview for the September 2018 issue of British Vogue, she spoke to editor in chief Edward Enninful about having the type of curves that make other women jealous. At one point during the conversation, Enninful reportedly asked Rihanna what it’s like to be the woman other women “fancy,” E! News reports. “Okay, you’re asking the wrong person,” she replied.
“I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m ‘thicc’ now. I don’t know.” RiRi went on to discuss her worries about how quickly that “thicc” figure can disappear. “I’m about to get back into the gym and stuff, and I hope I don’t lose my butt or my hips or all of my thighs. I’ll lose some, but not all,” she said. “And I think of my boobs, like, ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!’ But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.”
These sage comments come almost exactly a year after the Fenty Beauty founder opened up to The Cut about learning to dress and flatter her ever-changing body type. “I actually have had the pleasure of a fluctuating body type, where one day I can literally fit into something that is bodycon, and then the next day—the next week—I need something oversize; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?” she said. “I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning.