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We were shocked when we discovered former NAACP executive Rachel Dolezal had lied for years about being black. But we were even more surprised when Rihanna defended her. "I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit," the 27-year-old singer said. "Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people's perspective a bit and woke people up."

Uh, okay Rihanna. Celebrating black culture is awesome, but a white woman pretending to be black without having to endure the discrimination that comes along with really being black seems to be the issue that most people have had with Dolezal. That was far from the only shocking thing Rihanna had to say. In fact, you can forget everything you thought you knew about the pop singer because Rihanna not only busted rumors but also revealed she has absolutely no control over her bad girl image. Get to know your girl RiRi a bit better in these 10 best quotes from her new Vanity Fair interview.

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She's boring

"Honestly, I’ve been thinking lately about how boring I am,” she says. “When I do get time to myself, I watch TV.”


She isn't into casual sex

“If I wanted to I would completely do that,” she says. “I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like shit."

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She'll NEVER settle

"They think being a real man is actually being a pussy, that if you take a chair out for a lady, or you’re nice or even affectionate to your girl in front of your boys, you’re less of a man. It’s so sick. They won’t be a gentleman because that makes them appear soft. That’s what we’re dealing with now, a hundred percent, and girls are settling for that, but I won’t. I will wait forever if I have to … but that’s O.K. You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give."


She hates reliving that night

"Well, I just never understood that,” she says, “like how the victim gets punished over and over. It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say ‘Get over it,’ because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.”


She loves forensic shows

She loves Breaking Bad, NCIS, CSI, but her favorites right now are The First 48 ( a show about cold-blooded murders committed at convenience stores) and Snapped (true stories of women who lost it and committed murders). "Those are things that actually happened in real life," she says. "I'm stuck on the fact that these things actually happened. All those other things are just made-up stories."

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She's BFF with Enimem

“He’s one of my favorite people. He’s got so many layers and he’s such a good person—focused, disciplined. I mean you can’t tell me that you have to be in the club when Eminem is legit at home and being a good father and is still one of the most prestigious rappers of our generation."


She thinks Rachael Dolezal is a "hero"

“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit. Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”


She's over looking naked on the red carpet

“I wanted to wear something that looked like it was floating on me,” she recalls. “But after that, I thought, O.K., we can’t do this again for a while. No nipples, no sexy shit, or it’s going to be like a gimmick. That night [at the C.F.D.A. awards] was like a last hurrah; I decided to take a little break from that and wear clothes.”


She thought she could change Chris Brown even AFTER that night

"A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.” Now, she says, “I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now."


She just wants to buy her own groceries

“Dude! Oh my God—this is scary and sad all at the same time. I literally dream about buying my own groceries," she says. "Swear to God. Because it is something that is real and normal. Something that can keep you a little bit uncomfortable.” Uncomfortable? “A hundred percent. Because life is not perfect, and the minute you feel it’s perfect, it’s not real. Artists sign a deal to make music; we didn’t sign to be perfect, or to be role models. We’re all flawed human beings who are learning and growing and evolving and going through the same bullshit as everybody else. The fact that people expect the day we sign we’re supposed to be perfect does not make any fucking sense to me. Even tragedy, every trial in your life, is a test. It’s like a class—you take an exam, and if you pass, you move on to the next. You still have to take another test and prove yourself again."