Rihanna Addresses Beyoncé Rivalry Rumors: “I Can Only Do Me”

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No bad blood here! Rihanna denies there’s a rivalry between her and Beyoncé in a new interview with Vogue. Rumors of competition between the two superstars swirled after Beyoncé released her hit “Formation” right as Rihanna finally dropped her long-delayed eighth album, Anti. 

“Here’s the deal,” the Barbadian singer told Vogue. “They just get so excited to feast on something that’s negative. Something that’s competitive. Something that’s, you know, a rivalry. And that’s just not what I wake up to. Because I can only do me. And nobody else is going to be able to do that.” 

Rihanna walks on stage at the 2014 CFDA awards. D Dipasupil/Getty Images

The Fenty x Puma designer, 28, also discussed her biggest regret ever: the completely sheer, crystal-encrusted Adam Selman dress she wore to the Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in 2014. “I just liked it better without the lines underneath,” the “Work” singer said of going braless and with a nude-colored thong. "Could you image the CFDA dress with a bra? I would slice my throat. I already wanted to, for wearing a thong that wasn’t bedazzled. That’s the only regret I have in my life.” 

The “Bitch Better Have My Money” songstress is now focused on her own fashion line, which she described as “if the Addams Family was wearing gymwear.” The inspiration behind the unisex designs came from her brothers, Rajad, Rorrey and Jamie. “I always wanted to play the games they played and play rough and wear pants and go outside. Women feel empowered when they can do the things that are supposed to be only for men, you know?” she said. “It breaks boundaries, it’s liberating and it’s empowering when you feel like, Well, I can do that too.”

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