Rihanna still experiences racism in the music business
Rihanna says she still sees racism at play in the music industry.
The singer, who hails from Barbados, told the New York Times that race only became an issue in her life when she moved to the US as a teen.
However, the 'Stay' star revealed that she still feels hints of racism when conducting her business as a result of other people's preconceptions.
Rihanna said: "You know, when I started to experience the difference - or even have my race be highlighted - it was mostly when I would do business deal.
"And, you know, that never ends, by the way. It's still a thing. And it's the thing that makes me want to prove people wrong. It almost excites me; I know what they're expecting and I can't wait to show them that I'm here to exceed those expectations.
"But I have to bear in mind that those people are judging you because you're packaged a certain way - they've been programmed to think a black man in a hoodie means grab your purse a little tighter.
"For me, it comes down to smaller issues, scenarios in which people can assume something of me without knowing me, just by my packaging."
Rihanna meanwhile recently confirmed that her eighth studio album will be called 'Anti'.
However, no definite release date has been confirmed.
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