Rihanna wants ‘three or four’ kids with or without a partner, opens up about her own childhood

The Fenty name could soon be expanding. 

In a new cover story for British Vogue, Rihanna opened up about her 10-year-plan, which includes multiple children, she predicted, whether she has a partner or not. 

“I know I will want to live differently,” said Rihanna, who is working tirelessly on her multibillion-dollar businesses Fenty Beauty, the Fenty fashion house and Savage X Fenty, in addition to her highly-anticipated ninth album. “I’ll have kids — three or four of ’em.”

When asked if she would still have kids if she hasn’t found the right person, the 32-year-old star replied, “Hell yeah.”

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“I feel like society makes me want to feel like, ‘Oh, you got it wrong…’ They diminish you as a mother if there’s not a dad in your kids’ lives,” she said. “But the only thing that matters is happiness, that’s the only healthy relationship between a parent and a child. That’s the only thing that can raise a child truly, is love.”

This is not the first time Rihanna has talked about motherhood. In June, during a sit-down for Interview Magazine, the singer told Sarah Paulson she wants children “more than anything in life.”During a chat with Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour in October, Rihanna said she’s leaving the timing to “God’s plan.”

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During her British Vogue cover story, Rihanna reflected on her own childhood in Barbados as the daughter of a Guyanese immigrant.

“The Guyanese are like the Mexicans of Barbados,” she said. “I really relate and empathize with Mexican people or Latino people, who are discriminated against in America. I know what it feels like to have the immigration come into your home in the middle of the night and drag people out.”

Rihanna continued: “My mother (Monica) was legal, but let’s just say I know what that fight looks like. I’ve witnessed it. I’ve been in it. I was probably, what, eight-years-old when I experienced that in the middle of the night. So I know how disheartening it is for a child – and if that was my parent that was getting dragged out of my house, I can guarantee you that my life would have been (in) shambles.”

The traumatic experiences from her childhood make it “hard to turn a blind eye” to injustices happening now, Rihanna said.

“It’s hard to pretend it’s not happening. The things that I refuse to stay silent on, these are things that I genuinely believe in,” she added.

Earlier this year, the Fenty Beauty creator called for everyone to unite to “fix this world together” while being honored at the NAACP Image Awards.

On March 21, Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation donated $5 million to help with coronavirus relief efforts. The funds will support those on the front lines of the COVID-19 response efforts, especially those working to serve marginalized communities in the United States, the Caribbean and Africa.

Contributing: Rasha Ali

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