The Rihanna 'Vogue' interview proves that moving out of the friend zone is worth the risk

'People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me,' the singer confessed in her cover story

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The Rihanna Vogue interview shows that pursuing a relationship isn't easy...even if you're bad gal RiRi. 

A candid exploration of the singer and entrepreneur's next chapter, the publication's May 2022 cover story focuses heavily on her pregnancy, but it's the Rihanna and A$AP Rocky relationship reveals that truly make us feel as though we're celebrating someone we know. 

Look, Gen Z and Millennial daters are on the hunt for love now more than ever. Reading about the star's friends to lovers romance—and the intricacies behind it—gives us a sense of comfort. If Rihanna can have some trouble taking things to the next level, then so can we. 

Rihanna 'Vogue' interview reveals about A$AP Rocky

Rihanna confessed to Vogue, "People don’t get out of the friend zone very easily with me. And I certainly took a while to get over how much I know him [A$AP Rocky] and how much he knows me, because we also know how much trouble we can land each other in."

The romance blossomed while the two were in lockdown, grilling barefoot with Walmart appliances, making tie-dye t-shirts and just enjoying being in each other's orbit. 

"There’s no pretentious my-brand-your-brand bull****, it’s just us living,” she said. “I just feel like I can do any part of life by his side.”

So the jump was worth it!

While we're attempting to learn how to manifest love in our own lives, we strive for this level of comfort and no-nonsense communication. We know RiRi is responsible for many a trend—layered bangs, red eyeliner and sexy peek-a-boo PJs, to name just a few—but her sincere remarks about building a life with someone make her seem like more than just a mega-celebrity. 

The honesty is definitely refreshing—she has yet to buy a single baby item (at least at the time of publication) and is assigning nursery duties to her beau, who is all for home decor projects. But what she seems to want more than anything is to simply enjoy being and take in every moment, and we couldn't agree with that sentiment more.

"My body is doing incredible things right now, and I’m not going to be ashamed of that. This time should feel celebratory," she stated. 

As if RiRi couldn't get any cooler! Read the full story on Vogue and stay tuned for updates on Rihanna and A$AP Rocky baby news.

Danielle Valente
Digital News Writer

Need a TV show recommendation? Maybe a few decor tips? Danielle, a digital news writer at Future, has you covered. Her work appears throughout the company’s lifestyle brands, including My Imperfect Life, Real Homes, and woman&home. Mainly, her time is spent at My Imperfect Life, where she’s attuned to the latest entertainment trends and dating advice for Gen Z.

Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids, where she got to experience the best of the city from the point of view of its littlest residents. Before that, she was a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, and amNewYork, to name a few. 

When Danielle’s not writing, you can find her testing out a new recipe, reading a book (suggestions always welcome), or rearranging the furniture in her apartment…again.