Complex founder Marc Ecko and our unapologetic cover girl Rihanna face off in a game of "M.E. Against the World."
This feature appears in Complex's February/March 2013 issue.
HOW LONG CAN YOU BE BY YOURSELF BEFORE YOU GET UNCOMFORTABLE?
Marc Ecko: If I still have technology giving me the simulacrum of a connection to the outside world, I can go indefinitely. In fact, I’m more efficient working remotely. I’ll give people access to me, I’ll just be in my underwear at my crib. If you take technology away from me, I’ll cut my ear off. I have to sense innovation and taste that. Without external stimulation, I go nuts.
Rihanna: I can be by myself forever. I have been. I like company but I still like to get away for myself.
WHOSE IDENTITY WOULD YOU LIKE TO STEAL?
ME: I don’t want to jack anyone’s identity. It’s hard enough trying to figure out my own identity, let alone trying to figure out someone else’s. It’s hard being a human fucking being!
R: That’s a snap: Adriana Lima. Her body is crazy. She had a kid six weeks before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and she still looked better than me!
WHAT'S THE WORST PEST INFESTATION YOU'VE EXPERIENCED?
ME: I have an old stone home from the late 1800s and during its restoration I dealt with bats for three months. They snuck in through the fire flues, the soffits between the stones, and the zinc roof. After I’d killed my third bat I found out you’re not allowed to kill bats in New Jersey. I was like a bat hunter, AnakinSkywalker with a broomstick.
R: There are bees that bug the hell out of me at my pool. They come and take baths, splashing and swimming. When they’re done they get to the edge, hop out, dry off, and just fly away. I try to drown them because I’m freaked out by bees but they don’t die!