Rihanna Explains Difficulties of Dating Because Men Are ‘Intimidated’ By Her [AUDIO]
Rihanna called into “On Air with Ryan Seacrest” on Wednesday to reveal the catalyst behind the success of her smash “S&M” remix with Britney Spears, and to discuss the challenges of dating in the public eye.
Rihanna detailed not only the week-long process of creating the “S&M” remix from Twitter, to studio, to iTunes chart-topper, but more importantly the uniqueness of the collaboration itself.
“It was all done within less than a week,” said Rihanna. “We knew we wanted to put out a remix, but we were trying to figure out who. So I asked my fans on Twitter, and Britney was one of the most popular names. Britney said she would love to do it, and she was great. Very, very professional. She worked really hard at it. She went right into the studio and got it done. And now the world gets to hear it. All within a week!”
Rihanna explained why the rare collaboration between two leading pop music icons lead the remix’s success saying, “It’s so special because its two female artists within the same genre of music. We have similar sounds. Its very unexpected to see two artists within similar genres that get together, and the fans were very appreciative of that.”
Rihanna commented on her changing song selection for her performance on the American Idol stage this Thursday night stating, “I was going to do ‘S&M,’ but with those lyrics it would have been really uncomfortable for me to perform them knowing that four years olds are watching. So I decided to go with “California King Bed,” something a little more subtle.” She continued, “But you will see “S&M” on stage at the Billboard Music awards. I’m opening up the show!”
During Sunday nights “Khloe & Lamar” premiere Rihanna tweeted her frustration while searching for a man. “Besides me being single, it makes really difficult to watch Khloe & Lamar. There so in love! It’s so cute. It really is good to see a little bit into their personal life, because people are so judgmental looking from the outside in. They really truly have a magical connection, and it was really special to see that.
Following Rihanna’s recent breakup with baseball star Matt Kemp, Rihanna reflected on the difficulties of inadvertently intimidating potential suitors, “Its a lot for them to handle especially being in the public eye. It can be difficult. It can be tricky. But there is going to be someone that is not intimidated or not afraid.”
Lastly, Rihanna laid to rest the speculation of possibly joining Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” as a judge. “It’s something that I would have loved to do. But my schedule doesn’t allow because we are going to be on tour for the rest of the year.”