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Rihanna Cries Racism After Being Discriminated Against In The Corporate World!

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By Naturally Triece

Posted February 5th 2016

 

Pop icon Rihanna was  interviewed by indie hyphenate, Miranda July, in a New York Times style interview for T Magazine.

During her interview, the songstress opened up about what’s new in her life, from her deal with Puma, to racism in the corporate world.

July questioned Rihanna on a number of things, including her relationship status, child birth and $ex. Her new album ‘Anti’  dropped  last week and many fans are anticipating her newest work.

Rhi Rhi spoke about experiencing discrimination and how it has impacted her career as a black woman.

“People are judging you because you’re packaged a certain way — they’ve been programmed to think a black man in a hoodie means grab your purse a little tighter,” she told July. “For me, it comes down to smaller issues, scenarios in which people can assume something of me without knowing me, just by my packaging.”

Rihanna continued on by saying that when she’d began her latest fashion endeavor, she felt that her race was highlighted more than her work.

“That never ends, by the way,” she said. “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.’’

Rihanna later spoke on her love life.

‘‘Guys need attention,’’ she explained. ‘‘They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.’’

The superstar was rumored to be dating rapper Travis Scott but it seems as if the two may have gone their separate ways.

So what are your thoughts on what Rihanna said about racism? Do you agree that it is still a thing or that it never ends? What does it mean if one of the biggest stars of our time still experiences discrimination based on the color of her skin?

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