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Rihanna covers the latest issue of “T” Magazine while Misty Copeland stopped by “The View” to talk about her film A Ballerina’s Life. More inside….

While we wait for her 8th studio album Anti to drop, Rihanna is gracing the last issue of The New York Times’ T Magazine where she poses for a series of stylish black-and-white photos. Inside the mag, RiRi sat for a revealing chat that touched on why she’s single, needy men and why she makes sure to run her own Instagram.

It’s all a part of T Magazine’s inaugural “The Greats” issue which also features Karl Lagerfeld, Steve McQueen and Quentin Tarantino. Here are the highlights and BTS video:

On handling her Instagram account herself: “That’s the only way it’ll actually work. My fans can sniff the BS from very far away. I cannot trick them.”

On her massive success: “I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment — I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.”

On why she’s single: “Guys need attention. They need that nourishment, that little stroke of the ego that gets them by every now and then. I’ll give it to my family, I’ll give it to my work — but I will not give it to a man right now.”

On what turns her on: “I’m turned on by guys who are cultured. That’ll keep me intrigued. They don’t have to have a single degree, but they should speak other languages or know things about other parts of the world or history or certain artists or musicians. I like to be taught.”

Watch video from the shoot below:

During morning television…

A few weeks ago , we told you about principal ballerina Misty Copeland producing a documentary about her life named A Ballerina’s Tale and its hitting iTunes tomorrow (October 13th).

While on her promo tour, she stopped by “The View” to chat it up with the ladies about the film, her upcoming wedding and a few other tidbits.

Misty and the ladies had a very interesting chat. While discussing her journey to the American Ballet Theatre, Misty says she didn’t really “notice” racism within her field until she became a professional and started to learn about some of the experiences of other black dancers. Although she began dancing at 12, she says the “ugly” side didn’t kick in until later. While things did happen, Misty says she was able to avoid some of the experiences other dancers had.

Misty, who made her Broadway debut in On The Town this summer, also discussed her engagement to Olu Evans. FUN FACT: Olu is the cousin of actor Taye Diggs. She says they are getting married next summer, but she has not picked out a dress yet (because she’s not a girlie girl). She’s still working on the deets.

Also, Misty talked about making history as the first African American ballerina to dance the lead role in Firebird and Swan Lake. Check it out here:


Misty also stopped by GMA to chat about the film with Robin Roberts.

Photos via NYT Magazines/Misty Copeland’s Twitter

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