Rihanna Hits Wonderland, Talks Assault
Rihanna sneaks out the backdoor of Wonderland nightclub in Los Angeles on Wednesday (November 4).
Earlier this morning, the 21-year-old pop sensation spoke to Good Morning America‘s Diane Sawyer about the February assault.
On being attached by Chris Brown: “That’s embarrassing that that’s the type of person that I fell in love with. So far in love. So unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience.”
On admitting her she made a mistake by going back to Chris: “I stayed. I even went back after he beat me, which was wrong. But again … I’m a human being and people put me on a very unrealistic pedestal. And all these expectations, I’m not perfect… It’s completely normal to go back. It’s not right. I learned the hard way, but again, this is what I want people to know. When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result in some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn’t be held responsible for going back… Even if Chris never hit me again, who is to say that their boyfriend won’t? Who’s to say that they won’t kill these girls? These are young girls and I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls’ lives until that happened.”
During the interview, Rihanna acknowledges that Chris held her in a headlock twice that night and bit her on the ear and fingers. In August, he was sentenced to five years of probation, six months of community service and one year of domestic violence counseling.
Rihanna‘s new album Rated R will be available in stores on Nov. 23.