The Reason Rihanna Doesn’t Want To Lose Her ‘Thicc’ Curves

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Rihanna at the European Premiere of Ocean's 8. INSTAR Images

Rihanna is known as a fashion and beauty icon, but now the Grammy winner is establishing herself as a body confidence icon too.

The pop singer, who is on the cover of the September 2018 issue of British Vogue, opened up about why she thinks she is often considered a girl crush. “I don’t know, maybe it’s because I’m ‘thicc’ now. I don’t know,” the Fenty Beauty creator said.

The 30-year-old “Feels” singer shared that while she wants to restart her workout routine, she doesn’t want to lose her natural curves.

“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. I’ll lose some but not all,” she told the magazine. “And I think of my boobs like ‘Imma lose everything, everything goes!’ But, you know, it comes with a price. You want to have a butt, then you have a gut.”

The “Umbrella” songstress has been vocal in the past about her body shape and weight, and how she feels about the role it plays in her fashion choices. “Well, 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 in October 2017.

But the bottom line, she said, is acceptance of whatever you see in the mirror. “You’ve just got to laugh at yourself, honestly,” the Ocean’s 8 star told U.S. Vogue in June 2018. “I mean, I know when I’m having a fat day and when I’ve lost weight. I accept all of the bodies.”

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