How many times here lately have you thought to yourself “what the hell, Rihanna? What are you doing?” There’s been all sorts of proof that she’s letting Chris Brown back into her life, the most obvious being that awful song they did together. Of course it’s her choice, however ridiculous we might think it is, but in this interview she did with Elle, she actually tries to clear up a lot of things about her relationship with Chris Brown, as well as some other things:
On her breakup with Chris Brown: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, f*ck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
On the public reaction to her reconciliation with him: “The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
On her first album after the assault, Rated R: “I was going through the hardest time of my life. I was angry, sad, confused, torn. I was still in love. And I needed to talk about it. That was the only way I could get peace, because it was in my head, and I couldn’t leave it there.”
On her lack of privacy: “I have more freedom the more people know about me,” she reasons. “It’s like, one less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
On having kids: “It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”
On finding the right person: “I feel like it’s hard foreverybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”
I guess I just don’t get how it’s “very hard” for her to accept why people aren’t totally cool with the thought of her getting back together with Chris Brown. Is it really that difficult for her to understand why that doesn’t seem like the best plan?