Rihanna opens up about Chris Brown relationship
Pop star Rihanna has opened up about her much-discussed reconciliation with boyfriend Chris Brown in an interview with Rolling Stone.
The "We Found Love" singer split with the R&B star in the months after he was arrested for violently assaulting her on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards. He later plead guilty to assault charges and is serving five years probation.
In a Rolling Stone cover feature to be published on January 31, Rihanna talks about why she got back together with Brown and what it will mean for her career.
"I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake," she said. "After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
"When you add up the pieces from the outside, it's not the cutest puzzle in the world," she explained. "You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it's different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about s***. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."
She added: "He doesn't have the luxury of f***ing up again... That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
Brown is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons after an alleged brawl with rival R&B singer Frank Ocean outside a Los Angeles recording studio on Sunday night (January 27). Ocean has told police that he wants to press charges.
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