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    Updated on May 21, 2019. Posted on May 20, 2019

    Here's What Rihanna's New Luxury Fashion Brand Looks Like, And Here's How She Feels About Being The First Black Woman To Launch One With LVMH

    "I will not back down from being a woman, from being black, from having an opinion."

    Here are some things we know to be true: The sky is blue; grass is green; and Robyn Rihanna Fenty is fashion.

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    So, it came as no surprise when luxury goods conglomerate LVMH announced Fenty, a new fashion collaboration with the star, earlier this month.

    But what was surprising — at least, to Rihanna herself — was that this partnership makes her the first black woman and woman of color to lead a major luxury fashion house!!!

    "I didn’t even know that until months into our relationship, when [Fenty's style director Jahleel Weaver] brought it to my attention," Rih recently told T Magazine.

    "And I’m like, 'Are you sure about that? Did you do your research? ’Cause I don’t wanna state a claim that’s [expletive],'" she continued. "Because I still couldn’t believe it. It made me feel proud."

    Later in the interview, playwright Jeremy O. Harris asked the star whether she, as a black woman, has ever felt like an outsider in this space — "Or does being Rihanna alleviate that?" To which she replied, "It’s never alleviated, you know?

    "You’re going to be black wherever you go," Rihanna said. "And I don’t know if it’s unfortunate or fortunate, because I love being black. So, sorry for those who don’t like it — that’s the first thing you see before you even hear my voice."

    "There are also other factors: I’m young. I’m new to the family. I’m a woman," she added. "Those factors do come into play, but I will not apologize for them, and I will not back down from being a woman, from being black, from having an opinion."

    I'd ask what Rihanna can't do, but the obvious answer is NOTHING. Congrats, sis!!!

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    Check out the full T Magazine interview here.

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