Rihanna and A$AP Rocky reveal skincare secrets, talk representation in new videos

The two musicians who are good friends shared their skincare routines in two videos

RIhanna and A$AP Rocky discuss inclusivity and skincare (Photo: Getty Images)

Singer turned mogul Rihanna recently launched her skincare line, Fenty Skin, and shot new videos for Vogue and GQ with past collaborator and close friend, rapper A$AP Rocky.

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In one of the clips, Riri explains why even though she’s already pushed the beauty industry to be more inclusive, her fight for more representation is far from over.

And since she’s already tapped A$AP, 31, to model for her debut gender-neutral Fenty Skin campaign, it only made sense to have her join him and share some of his own beauty secrets.

“My skin type is just as complicated as men are,” Rihanna jokingly responded after A$AP asked about her skincare routine during their rapid-fire round of questioning that ran on both sites where they interviewed each other. “Y’all always try to say women are complicated [but] it’s y’all!”

When A$AP was asked what his own skin is like, he playfully answered, “Handsome.”

After admitting that the first thing she notices in people are their skin and their smile, the Fenty founder then touched on the evolution of her own skincare journey, noting she “started from acne for sure, all the way to sensitivity and melasma, and being a Black woman without knowing I need to use SPF. I’ve learned a lot.”

It wasn’t all fun in games though, when the singer divulged what she still takes issue with when it comes to other beauty brands and the industry as a whole.

“I wish the leaders of the beauty industry were a more diverse set of pioneers who have not just experienced the culture but have experienced a negligence in the industry whether it comes to their skin tone or skin type,” she explained. “I feel like there’s so many voids to be filled and we will only know that by the pioneers that have experienced those voids, and the lack of their representation in the industry.”

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In the Q&A video that the twosome did for GQ, A$AP echoed Rihanna’s sentiments, explaining, “I wish it was more versatility, diversity, obviously, you know. I think it’s kinda trying to evolve especially with a person like yourself. But I do wish that there was way more versatility.”

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