LOS ANGELES — Rihanna’s “Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 3” features the superstar and several of her very hot friends in cheeky, lacy pieces from the new collection of her lingerie line.
The fashion show-concert extravaganza, which was recorded in the late summer at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, will be available on Prime Video on Friday.
Joining her this year were the models Alek Wek and Gigi Hadid; the singer Troye Sivan; the drag ballroom queen Leiomy Maldonado; and the singer Erykah Badu, good vibes O.G., among others. Nas, Jazmine Sullivan, Normani and a few surprise guests performed.
Rihanna, 33, said she was committed to continue prioritizing inclusivity with the new line.
“I love people that are confident and people that want to represent their space in this world,” Rihanna said in an interview, wearing a lime green bedazzled hooded sweatshirt and miniskirt with a pink peekaboo thong. “That’s what the show is all about: representation.”
Rihanna also wants men to be able to see themselves in her lingerie collection. Not just the six-pack sporting type, but all shapes, races and sizes. She added that she feels men are often overlooked when it comes to inclusion, and she wants to change that.
Earlier this month, she spent days at the Westin rehearsing for the taping and editing, wearing — what else? — lingerie. Her favorite pieces from the collection are a corset, a bodysuit and a teddy.
“It depends on the day, so, of course, a corset is always good for obvious reasons. Snap-snap-snap,” she said, imitating the buttons coming undone. “A teddy is flirty — it’s fun and easy to get off.”
But does the rapper ASAP Rocky, whom she brought as a date to this year’s Met Gala, favor the same pieces from the collection?
“That’s none of your business,” Rihanna said.
Like many of us, Rihanna has been stuck at home for much of the last year, but her net worth has skyrocketed to $1.7 billion, according to an estimate by Forbes. Outside of the Savage x Fenty lingerie line, her empire also includes her skin care line, Fenty Skin, and her makeup line, Fenty Beauty.
But before any Rihanna fans ask: Yes, she says she is working on new music and, no, she doesn’t know when she will be ready to drop it.
“You won’t even know what to expect!” she said.
She wants to use her fortune to benefit her Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. The organization provides funding for emergency responses to natural disasters caused by climate change, as well as education initiatives for marginalized communities.
“Every dollar I make, I want to give it back,” Rihanna said. “When it comes to people who need help, it hurts when I can’t do as much as I want, so now we’re just putting our foot down and C.L.F. is about to grow in a way that I’m really proud of.”
Her new status as a billionaire is something that was never her goal, and she isn’t quite comfortable with it yet, she said.
“It’s tricky because it’s hard to even accept that’s where you’re at because I know where I’ve come from,” said Rihanna, who was born and raised in Barbados. “At the same time, it feels good to be able to inspire young women and boys, who like me, come from humble beginnings, who come from parents who are immigrants or who are immigrants themselves, to be able to do this.”