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Rihanna Answers 15 Questions From Pharrell, Laverne Cox, Eminem & More

The singer's famous friends and fans get the chance to grill her - and nothing is off-limits.

The October issue of ELLE is all things Rihanna. Flip open the magazine and you can read everything from the first time she wore lipstick to an essay detailing why the superstar's power will forever be at an all-time high. We also asked asked Rihanna's famous friends and fans to ask her a question - any question - they wanted. Read below for an eye-opening look into what makes the singer tick.

1. Tyra banks, model and entrepreneur: You are so successful and surrounded by people who want to please you. Who gives it to you straight? For me, it's my mama. Who is that in your life?

Rihanna: They all fake, LOL, and fired!

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2. Charli xcx, singer/songwriter: What's your ultimate karaoke song?

Rihanna: Bon Jovi, "Livin' on a Prayer"; Journey, "Don't Stop Believin' "; Brandy and Monica, "The Boy Is Mine."

3. Eminem, rapper: You don't seem like you are ever thinking about trends when you go in the studio, yet you end up setting them. What are you looking at when you start your recording process?

Rihanna: I rarely know exactly what I want to do, but always know exactly how I want it to make me feel. Feeling always leads the sound!

4. Wyclef jean, rapper: The last time I saw you, it was at the World Cup. If you could be any football player in the world, who would it be?

Rihanna: Cristiano Ronaldo. But then again, Beckham did marry Posh Spice.

5. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, Oscar de la Renta designers: What's your best vintage find?

Rihanna: On New Year's Eve, 2016, I bought this costume from 1952 that was worn in the movie Singin' in the Rain.

6. Zac Posen, designer: What is your secret family recipe?

Rihanna: It's a secret! LOL. But they make a mean "cook-up" and pepper pot. Both are Guyanese recipes.

7. Jacquie Aiche, Jewellery designer: What's your favorite body part?

Rihanna: Well, my favorite body parts on pretty much any woman are the collarbone and shoulders.

8. Danielle Steel, Best-selling author: I love your shoe passion, especially your collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. How much of the designing do they let you do? Great stuff!

Rihanna: They really give me all the creative freedom I could ask for, but of course I have this unique opportunity to work with Mr. Blahnik himself, so his expertise is always more than welcome!

9. Laverne Cox, Actress: You've had so many iconic fashion moments and take so many risks. The iconic CFDA Awards Adam Selman dress in 2014—what gave you the courage to take that risk that was so perfect and elegant yet daring?

Rihanna: Dear Laverne, I took advantage of my titties before they go south. I saw my window, and I took it.

10. Pharrell Williams, Musician/producer: You're a pluralist in every sense of the word. Did you always have these dreams to do so many things, in addition to being an artist? Or have you just figured that out along the way that there are other things you can do very well?

Rihanna: I've always been a dreamer…or let's just say I kept my options open. In my heart, I knew singing was gonna be in my future, but I considered psychology, hairdressing, banking, teaching, acting, modeling, aviation, and philanthropy. I just didn't know I'd pretty much be doing all of these things eventually!

11. David Copperfield, Magician: I'm not kidding, this is a real offer: I can make you disappear and reappear anywhere in the world. Where do you want to go, and why?

Rihanna: Ten minutes before I lost my virginity…and I'm holding you to that offer. LOL.

12. Patricia Field, Stylist: Would you consider having a cocktail with me sometime in the near future? I'd like to get to know you better. (Not hitting on you.)

Rihanna: Your place or mine?

13. Kelly Fields, Chef (Willa Jean, New Orleans): Your preferences in fashion and art appear to embrace the entire scale of highbrow/lowbrow—which is how I like to cook. I'd love to know if your preferences in munchies run along that same scale?

You mean KFC on a private jet is not normal?

14. A$AP Rocky, Rapper: Tupac, Bob Marley, and Time: Fuck? Marry? Kill?

Rihanna: Shit, well, we stay killing Time. Fuck Tupac. Marry Bob, duh.

15. Olivia Wilde, Actress: What's the most valuable mistake you've learned from?

No cheese for Jay Brown before a flight.

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