The “Birthday Cake” singer spoke to More! magazine about her views on love, or something like it.
“Being in love is definitely a big part of happiness, but you have to find joy on your own first,” she told the magazine. “You can’t wait for a man to make you happy.”
The 24-year-old singer, who recently reunited with ex Chris Brown on a pair of remixed singles, has also taken to Twitter to subtly jab at Brown’s current girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran.
She was most recently linked to Demi Moore’s ex Ashton Kutcher after the two were spotted at his home after-hours, though she has laughed off the rumors and even slammed a reporter who asked about the alleged relationship.
“I am happy and I’m single, if that is what you are asking,” she told the reporter.
The main point, she expresses, is that a man is not necessary for a fulfilled life.
“If a man is the one thing missing from your life, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be unhappy. There’s so much else,” she told the magazine. “I think people focus on love a lot. Often when you’re looking, that’s exactly when you don’t find it.”
Rihanna has turned, instead, to building her brand and causing a stir on the Internet with her oft-provoking tweets.
Not that she views her scantily clothed photos and smoke-filled images as such.
“I never do anything to get banned, never do it for controversy,” she told Radio Times. “It’s always just honest and at times I just go a little too far for some.”