"My skin type is just as complicated as men are," Rihanna said to longtime friend A$AP Rocky with a laugh, while Rocky jokingly described his own skin as simply "handsome." In an honest conversation for Vogue, Rocky asked Rihanna a series of questions ranging from her own journey with skin care to what she wishes she could change about the beauty industry, and the Fenty Beauty founder didn't hold back.
"I wish that the leaders of the beauty industry were a more diverse set of pioneers who have not just experienced the culture, but have experienced the negligence in the industry."
"I wish that the leaders of the beauty industry were a more diverse set of pioneers who have not just experienced the culture, but have experienced the negligence in the industry," Rihanna explained to Rocky. "Whether it comes to your skin tone or skin type, there's so many voids to be filled, and we will only know that by the pioneers that have experienced that void and lack of their representation in the industry." She added that as a Black woman who's felt excluded from many beauty brands, she wanted men to feel included in her gender-neutral skin-care brand, Fenty Skin.
Rihanna shared that Rocky, who starred in Fenty Skin's first campaign with Lil Nas X, represented the men who "love their skin and take care of it" but don't feel like they have "permission" to embrace skin care. While the mogul and singer as always drops some inspiring words of wisdom, the duo's playful back and forth is truly a delight to watch. Check out the video in its entirety above, and be prepared to admire both Rihanna and Rocky's glowing skin.