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Rihanna Gets Very Candid About Chris Brown Relationship & Her Domestic Violence Assault

Rihanna Gets Very Candid About Chris Brown Relationship & Her Domestic Violence Assault

Rihanna walks the streets of Cuba in her new Vanity Fair November 2015 cover story, on newsstands October 13.

Here’s what the 27-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On thinking she could change Chris Brown: “A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.. I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”

On her domestic abuse from Chris: “Well, I just never understood that…like how the victim gets punished over and over. It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say ‘Get over it,’ because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.”

On how fame has made her lonely: “I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? He has a great story and I’m like … what am I doing? I can’t do it to myself. I cannot. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. And that saves me.”

For more from Rihanna, visit VanityFair.com.

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Credit: Annie Leibovitz exclusively for Vanity Fair
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  • Arx

    Weird to bring up something that happened nearly 10 years ago… She must have an album coming out soon.

  • Arx

    Weird to bring up something that happened nearly 10 years ago… She must have an album coming out soon.

  • sheridine

    I like the way she answered

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    she releasing albums every november last 20 years.

  • Naynay

    she didn’t bring it up bish she doesn’t conduct the interview, she’s been asked something so she answered because she’s not afraid to own up to her past

  • jane

    she’s trash

  • Arx

    20 years? isn’t she 27 tho? Rihanna hasn’t been releasing albums since she was 7…

  • Arx

    Ur reply is invalid because Rihanna could fuck the president and you would still defend her. In fact, Rihanna could molest a child and you would still defend her.

  • Will

    Riri must be with a guy who calls women whores for sleeping around because now even though everyone knows she sleeps with anything that walks by, she’s pretending to be a good girl. That explains the strip clubs, constant boyfriends, slutty magazine spreads. Who does this who*e think she’s kidding.

  • Naynay

    uhhhh naaaahhh but you should really think about getting a life one day :s

  • Arx

    Im not the one obsessed with a pop star who doesn’t give a fuck about U… I like Rih and her music but my mouth isn’t attached to her clit. They’re many things that she does that I don’t agree with.

  • j k

    FYI the interviewees aren’t slaves and they basically choose what they will talk about beforehand in interviews

  • http://notly.ru/ Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    do you know how to have some fun?