People Were Upset That The Woman Who Interviewed Rihanna For Vogue Was Unprepared

October 10, 2019 / Posted by:

Rihanna gave us plenty of delicious material to muse upon in her recent Vogue cover interview. For example, we learned that she did, in fact, tell the NFL to kiss her magnificent black ass in solidarity with Colin Kapernick. We also learned that she “literally smells like heaven” (per Lil Naz X), that she is working on a reggae album, proving that she’s actually from Jamaica, not Barbados like we thought (per Jamaicans on the internet who tried it). Abby Aguirre, the journalist who conducted the interview, was able to give us a lot of new information. Still, people of the internet and members of the Navy (Rihanna’s fandom, not the branch of the U.S. military) had beef with Abby because in her piece she admitted to being unprepared with a list of questions before her sit-down with Rihanna. Lock this treasonous scallywag up in the Navy jail (brig? stockade?)! Whatever its called, Davy Jones’s locker up!

In the Vogue interview, Abby was forthright in her unpreparedness. In the first few lines, she reported that Rihanna kept rescheduling the interview, and that when she finally got final confirmation, she had “just enough time to shower and get to the Hotel Bel-Air“. She followed that by saying, “Waiting for Rihanna is practically a journalistic genre all its own,” before admitting that RiRi was actually running ahead of schedule that day, surmising it’s due to “her new life as global fashion mogul”. Look, I don’t know if Rihanna used to roll up to interviews 3 hours late and high as a kite, I mean I hope so, but why put her on blast like that? Maybe the Navy was already looking at Abby sideways for snitching. But at least she told on herself too.

“Normally I bring a list of questions, but I didn’t have time to prepare one, which I make a split-second decision to confess. “I’m winging it, so you have to help me,” I say nervously. Rihanna flashes a grin that is somehow both reassuring and mischievous. “Aren’t we all?” she says.”

Of course Riahanna was unbothered. That is her brand. The internet on the other hand. Bothered is its lifeblood.

Good thing Abby has Twitter too, and was able to mount a defense against the Navy’s ad hoc court martial.

If you read the interview in its entirety, it’s clear Abby did a ton of research, at some point, before it was published. And I highly doubt Jamaica’s most beloved daughter was pressed about going with the flow or irritated when Abby didn’t pull out eleventy million note cards filled with questions like “how are you so cool?” and “will you marry me?”. The only grave error Abby made was not having the wherewithal to get Rihanna’s hot take on Aaron Carter’s face tattoo, and film it so we could get another platinum certified Rihanna reaction gif out of it!

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