There’s no denying it; Rihanna is a goddess. Her gorgeous cover and photoshoot for the August 2012 issue of Harper’s Bazaar makes that quite evident. So how is it possible that this goddess remains single? Rihanna says in her interview for Bazaar that it’s fear of being hurt again in love that’s keeping her solo.
“When I was in love, I fell so hard,” the always candid songstress said, referring to her relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. “I was really, really, really in love. 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.”
Because of her past pain, RiRi admits to pushing away potential love interests, making her current love life “pretty much nonexistent.” “If I come across someone who I find really cool, I’ll hang out,” she said. “But the minute I find that we’re getting too close I just—I don’t let people in.”
Also in the mag, on newsstands July 17, Rihanna talks about her fashion, being rebellious, those controversial remixes with Brown, and missing her butt following her recent weight loss.
See photos from the Harper’s Bazaar spread below.