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Excerpts From Rihanna's Rolling Stone Cover Story

The pop singer on her first kiss, her family and more
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Sweet Basil

Rihanna is actually her middle name. (It comes from the Arabic for "sweet basil.") Her real name is Robyn, and that's what most of her friends and family still call her. "I get kind of numb to hearing Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna," she says. "When I hear Robyn, I pay attention."

 

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