Pop Culture
Aug 20, 2012, 06:46AM

But It's A Full-Time Job

A 2012 Fader interview with rapper/actor Riff Raff vs. a 2004 Mediabistro interview with late Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Helen Gurley Brown.

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Riff Raff: There are people who don’t have limitations, who don’t have a net around them to catch what they’re capable of doing.

Helen Gurley Brown: And if you're successful at your job, you will get more money, you will get more recognition, and you will get more respect.

Riff Raff: If it’s something not that important then I try to forget about it and just act like it never happened.

Brown: Just piling into bed and getting pregnant.

Riff Raff: In simple terms, you maximize your potential, you take advantage of everything.

Brown: So it was rather self-serving, it wasn't just because you're a big altruist.

Riff Raff: Everybody’s trying to be more serious and more gangster, but that shit sucks.

Brown: I don't think like them, I don't connect with what they need or what they're doing.

Riff Raff: If I get too messed up one night, then the next day I stay inside and maybe get a massage or eat delivered food, just get high to recuperate.

Brown: You don't really give up anything, as I said, except all that shopping, but catalogs are more efficient these days, I buy almost everything from a catalog.

Riff Raff: If you wanna say all I do is just wake up at two o’clock in the afternoon every day and just drive around in a van, say that. I don’t care if we get into an argument.

Brown: Friday night he took me to see Bobby Short at the Carlyle, we had a regular old-fashioned date.

Riff Raff: I only do stuff that’s better than what I did the previous day.

Brown: And he did. So I’m kind of a nanny, but it’s a full-time job.

Riff Raff: These are my real eyes.


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