Rihanna Chats with Jonathan Ross, Performs ‘Talk That Talk’

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During her visit to London, Rihanna stopped by “The Jonathan Ross Show,” where she received a warm welcome. The five-time Grammy winner spoke about “stalking” Adele at the BRIT Awards, competing with her female pop counterparts, why being single is “overrated,” and her foray into Hollywood in the sci-fi thriller Battleship.

The blonde Barbadian admitted to competing with her pop peers including Beyoncé, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. “It will always be a competition and that’s why I feel like women are becoming so dominant in music right now because we’re very competitive beings and we cannot stand to see another woman do better than us,” explained an honest RiRi. “That bothers us a lot. As much as you guys have egos, our egos are a little bigger. We’re just a lot better at hiding them.”

She also reminisced about being kicked off a farmer’s field in Ireland for showing too much skin while shooting the video for “We Found Love.” “I’m just gonna blame the director, Melina,” she joked. “We’re both crazy and that’s why we work so well together, but we have no way of reeling each other in. We just got for it all the way.”

And while it may look like she’s enjoying the single life, it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. “The single life is so overrated,” she said. “You don’t want to live your life and then meet someone. You want to share your life with someone, and I feel like that’s what I’m missing right now.”

And what does RiRi look for in a guy? “I’d love to date somebody cool, fun, funny.”

Plus, she taught her wise-cracking host how to speak in a Bajan accent before taking the stage to perform her new single “Talk That Talk” for the first time on television.



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66 Comments

  1. Ijusthadsex

    Boring

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    Lauryn Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex,

    Thank You. This Chick Was Like She Doesn’t Realize Being Sexy – Dumbass. You Know Damn Well B-tch, That’s The Only Reason Why You Sell!!! Lmao. Competition For Sales Yeah, Musically Hell No! Katy Can Sing Better Than You.

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    Number1 Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex,
    WTF she is hella intresting a chick I would kick it with. a lady in the streets and a freak on the mic. Let me know when u number one selling out hundreds of stadiums worldwide. Get off ha titties

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Number1, thank you. I feel like sometimes people forget that Rihanna works her butt off. She’s constantly working and that shows love and dedication for her craft. I have a lot of respect for her.

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    casstie ley Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, what the hell u come here for dumb ass hater troll

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  2. Ijusthadsex

    Riri is desperate. Why go on air saying u need a man

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    Nicole Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, She didn’t say she “needs” a man, she said she has experiences in life that she would like to share with someone special. Completely different.

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    casstie ley Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, go read a damn Book U Fool then come back with comment sense

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  3. jonnyjon

    She looks like Rita…

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    Biscuits Reply:

    @jonnyjon, thank you, i said the same thing!

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    Rihanna Fan Reply:

    @Biscuits, No she fucking doesn’t! Y’all are blind

    Rihanna >>>>>>>>>>>> Rita Oral

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  4. Ijusthadsex

    Anyways at least she sings beta than beyonce

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    aight Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, I’m a REAL fan of Rihanna but DO NOT SAY THAT AGAIN !!
    NEVER AGAIN

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    RealIssh Reply:

    @aight, Thank you .

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    KillBill92 Reply:

    @aight, Lol

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    JueLz Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, Your on blow! How dare you say such foolishness lmao

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    Bryan36 Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, rotfl

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    dontmesswithbeyonce Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, rihanna cant sing live.they autotune her ass in the studio to make it seem like she can sing

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    Mb92 Reply:

    @dontmesswithbeyonce, Ummm she’s singing live now…. and She has PLENTLY OF TIMES BEFORE…. I don’t to much agree with the beyonce comment, but i will admit rihanna can actually sing when her backround music isn’t draining her voice out.

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    D. Reply:

    @Ijusthadsex, Um Beyonce one of the best vocalists out right know n yeah she can actually sing im not saying Rihanna cant sing but just not better.

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  5. Deqa

    @Ijuthadsex go and Kill your self bitch!!

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  6. hovfan

    ijusthadsex…dont ever in your life say that dumbass shit again

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  7. .

    She is so damn cute

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  8. E.MY.E on Facebook

    :-D

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  9. Randy

    girl works hard cant even front on her she living her dreams. you internet gropies need to reevaluate the way in which you spend yours

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  10. maya

    I know the navy is going to call me a hater but she sound horrible…

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    :) Reply:

    @maya, Ok, I’ll say it! #HATER

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    maya Reply:

    @:), okay & now that you TRIED it, my fave has great LIVE vocals & 16 grammys while yours has yet to get a #1 album in the states…WOMP!

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @maya, that arguement is invalid, for that it is your fave who accomplished all of that. Not you. You didn’t accomplish shit of what both your fave and Rihanna have, so where does that make you stand?

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  11. maya

    I was also hoping for “Watch n’ Learn” to be the next single

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    Will Reply:

    @maya, YESSS BEST SONG on the album, thats the Rhianna I like R%B Im over all this pop stuff!

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  12. M.lopez

    btw rumors has it that Hov’s rigorously preppin his newest signee(Rita)for her replacement…and the first thing he did was to deliberately give a Riri’s song entitled R.I.P to her…Just right after that whole C.Brizzy collabo…
    neways however shit play out i don’t none of em stands to lose anything. Riri is a established artist industry, im sure she won’t any prollem movin on.

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    xedos Reply:

    @M.lopez, That son was from Rihanna’s Rated R album which did not make the cut. @nd Rihanna and Rita is not on the same label Rita on Roc Nation Rihanna on Def Jam. Roc nation only does he mgmt. Jay z have no control over Rihanna music career he no longer works for def jam. Rihanna made over $200 million in the last 2yrs. Rita hasn’t made a cent as yet. why would jay z give away sure for unsure Rihanna his cash cow right now. he gets around 15 or 20% for mgmt fee from Rihanna do the math. why would he give that up .

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  13. Redchainsaw

    WOW,she wasn’t even trying to sing

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  14. I

    no Jay-Z?? boring…

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    casstie ley Reply:

    @I, take your boring azz somewhere else Hater!!!!

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  16. Theirthedevilschildren

    #waaaaaaack

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  17. Triniti

    Wow…have long I been out of the UK? I was told this show was canceled…or maybe I confused it with another. My God.

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  18. pierre

    I think she sang great. She’s on Key, she’s beautiful. The interview was nice, entertaining. Anyway I don’t know what you want more. You have the right not to like her, but don’t spread hate please, this is ridiculous. Beyonce is amazing, so is Rihanna in a different way that’s all ! Bye haters :)

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  19. Hugh

    Same old Qns. Wossy is annoying

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  20. aries79

    She did good, and had good energy, and she is growing and getting better….. Beyonce been tap dancing since she was 5 of course she would be better, and yes I’m a bigger Rihanna fan but the truth is the truth… but y’all Bey stans are tripping comparing the two…. I mean Rihanna is doing great things, and so is Bey, so let’s be happy we got two women of color reppin so young girls can know they can grow up and be what ever they like.

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  21. vik

    luv that chick. hope she finds a man.

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  22. Kyle

    That actually wasn’t a bad performance. It seemed like she had a bit more energy than usual. At least she was moving around. As far as her bitching and complaining about being single, I think that’s a huge turn off. I view women who say they always need to be in a relationship to make themselves happy as a major insecurity issue. Especially with her being young and having such a young fan base, I think she’s sending out the wrong message IMO.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Kyle, I think you’re kind of twisting her words into something way more serious. She said that the single life is overrated, to where it is not as amazing and good as some people make it out to be. She didn’t say that you need to find someone in order to be happy. Sometimes people overanalyze what celebrities say. It’s not that serious.

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  23. Mentamir

    She’s right about the single life being overrated. No one likes to stand alone in life and a healthy relationship can add so much joy and fun to your life. I have always loved Rihanna. The interview was alright. I don’t care for what type of person she’d like to date. I’d like to know random stuff, shit that is out of the box. Her entire outfit was dope!

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    Kyle Reply:

    @Mentamir, I agree but just because you’re single doesn’t mean you’re “alone” if you have surround yourself with family and friends. Being single and establishing your independence very important.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @Kyle, that’s true. But the relationship you have with your family is different than the relationship you have with your significant other. I get what you’re saying and I agree with you, but it just wasn’t what Rihanna was trying to say.

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    mrsotw Reply:

    @Mentamir, being in relationships is overrated also, to the point where people are so desperate to be in one that they’ll settle for anything that come their way just to say “yeah i got a man or yeah i got a boo….lmao

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @mrsotw, that’s true. You should be fine without a man or a woman, but I would choose to be happily in a relationship over happily single. Shared happiness is more happiness. As corny as it sounds, haha.

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    brainfood.com Reply:

    @Mentamir,

    That’s not corny. It’s sweet and TRUE!

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  24. micheal

    shes a sweet heart

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  25. selam

    Love u RiRi…..

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  26. Jay

    Great interview! Rihanna has really grown into a sexy young woman. I remember when she first came out with Music of the Sun. I knew she was gonna be huge. My favorite part of this interview is when she was so honest about how woman are competitive. That was so real of her to say that…I like that. Rihanna pretty funny and I really dig how real she is. And Talk That Talk is one of the best tracks on the album!

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  27. casstie ley

    seem like a Cool Chick that somebody would hang out with. Awsome Interview

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  28. brainfood.com

    I like Rihanna. She’s honest. Much as we ladies would like to hide it, sometimes it bothers us when someone is doing better than us…but the positive way to look at this is to get your stuff together. All some of us are capable of doing is sittin’ back and judgin’ those who are tryin’ to do better…

    It’s human for us to see someone doin’ well and want better for ourselves because of that. Especially the ladies…BUT it should be healthy…not destructive.

    She ain’t front like some women would’ve and say “Oh, I’m not competitive.”
    Psht.
    Humans are competitive by nature…there’d be no America if that was the truth. I’m really impressed at how honest she was about that.

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  32. sucka4luv143

    Yay for spell check… O_O
    You all, as fans (stalkers), sound so ignorant at times. It really is humorous to come here and read all the post.

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    Guccesha Ivy Reply:

    @sucka4luv143, why u here? people can say whatever they want to say.

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    sucka4luv143 Reply:

    @Guccesha Ivy, The same reason you are here. 1. If you are going to come for me, make sure you are grammatically correct. “Why are you here?” vice “Why u here?” and 2. I never said anything about people not being able to speak their mind. If you read my comment, AGAIN, you will see I said “…it really is humorous to come here and read all the post.”

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  33. LilRoyalty

    I SWEAR I LOVE HER..SHE IS JUST HERSELF..TOO SEXY

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  34. Guccesha Ivy

    Cute outfit keep doing your thing Riri

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  35. Theirthedevilschildren

    This girl cannot, I repeat, the low down dirty trick and industry pass around CANNOT sing. Smh you people are way tone deaf and clearly don’t know music. She from the generation of single octave singers that you people are ramming down people throat. She a waste of a contract and real singers are waiting patiently while trash like this is being shoved into peoples faces. Soon her “reign” will let up and she will be back in barbados breaking coconut shells with her head because she is a brainless moron who doesn’t write, produce or anything of that nature. These “manufactured artist” need to give it up and let the real artist that speak about relevant things exist.

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  36. MusicJunkie

    What Happened To Her Voice ? Every Performace From Her In The Last 2 Years Have Been 0_o

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