Like most women, Rihanna has curves, stretch marks, and occasionally forgets to shave her legs. And it's her realness about all of it that makes the singer a hero in our eyes.
"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,” she said. "I’ll lose some but not all. And I think of my boobs, like, ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!'”
She admits that there's a definite trade-off. "But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut,” she said.
However, Rihanna is not one to back down against body-shamers. In June, she spoke with the U.S. edition of Vogue about how she deals with online trolls.
"You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly. I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies,” she said. "I’m not built like a Victoria’s Secret girl, and I still feel very beautiful and confident in my lingerie."
While many women despise the fact that their bodies can change at the drop of dime, Rihanna sees it as a positive. "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 oversized; I need a little crop here and a high-waist there to hide that part, you know?” she told The Cut.
She continued: “I really pay attention every day when I go into the closet about what’s working for my body that morning. I feel like that’s how everyone should go after fashion, because it’s an individual thing. And then, if you take it further, it’s like: ‘What week are you having? You having a skinny week? You having a fat week? Are we doing arms this week? We doing legs this week? We doing oversized?’”
Alright, it's official: Rihanna is our generation's body hero. Bravo!