Rihanna and A$AP Rocky might actually be a cute couple. their chemistry was unbelievable in new video, that there might be rumors sparking about a relationship.
Rihanna is one of the greatest icons of all time across the board – from her bop-filled music to her showstopping looks on an off the red carpet, and her barrier-busting makeup and skincare lines. But even icons have their own icons, and RiRi has officially hand-picked one of her family members as her ultimate beauty icon: Her mom.
In a new 15 questions video from Vogue, Rihanna teams up with Fenty Skin ambassador A$AP Rocky to answer — you guessed it — 15 questions about everything from her first impressions of someone to her favorite curse word and her favorite budget purchase. When A$AP asks her about her ultimate beauty icon, Rih answers honestly, quickly, and oh-so-sweetly. “This is going to sound very redundant and very cliché, but [it’s] my mother,” Rihanna says.
“My entire concept of beauty came from her. I was always so intrigued there. I wanted to dress like her. I wanted to look like her, do my hair like her, do my makeup like her,” the mogul continues. Rihanna’s mom, Monica Braithwaite, worked as a salesperson for makeup and perfume, and Rihanna says she “learned from the best” when creating her own brands. “I had the best teacher: My mom.”
The playful vibe is present throughout the video, like when Rocky asks Rihanna what her skin type is. “My skin type is just as complicated as men are,” she replied. “Y’all always try to say women are complicated [but] it’s y’all!” When she turned the question around on him, Rocky simply answered, “Handsome.”
But Rihanna also spoke more seriously about her skin care journey, as well as her hopes for the beauty industry when it comes to representation. “Started from acne, for sure, all the way to sensitivity and melasma, and being a Black woman not knowing I need to use SPF. I’ve learned a lot,” she said about how she’s evolved when it comes to her skin.
“I wish the leaders of the beauty industry were a more diverse set of pioneers who have not just experienced the culture but have experienced a negligence in the industry, whether it comes to their skin tone or skin type,” she continued. “I feel like there are so many voids to be filled, and we will only know that by the pioneers that have experienced those voids, and the lack of their representation in the industry.”