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Cover Girl Rihanna Tells ROLLING STONE: "I Wanted Chris To Know What It Was Like To LOSE Me....It's DIFFERENT Now"

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We gave you the sneak peeks of Rihanna's new March 2013 Rolling Stone magazine cover and spread.  Now, check out excerpts from her story where she defends her reunion with Chris Brown....and how she doesn't even allow her best friend to tell her anything about it.

So Rihanna's Rolling Stone cover story has lots of talk about her on again off again lover Chris Brown, of course.  And she says no one can tell her anything about it--not even her best friend Melissa--because Chris is....wait for it...."different now." 

.Now we all know true love is a hard thing to ignore, especially when you're both in your early 20's.  But it takes a certain level of maturity to know that love does not always equate a healthy relationship.  Yet, Rihanna says, "We now know where we stand."

"Stay" singer Rihanna is giving her take on people criticizing their reunion, why she feels it's different because they "talk about things now," and why she wanted Chris to know what it felt like to lose her.  Here are the excerpts, thanks to USA Today:

On even her best friend not being allowed to talk to her about Chris Brown: "I just felt like, why bother? Nobody else is going through it. Nobody would understand."

On being mad at Chris Brown for a really long time: "I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me. To feel the consequences of that. So when that (stuff) came back it hit me like a ton of bricks. Like, God, you've got to be kidding right now. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn't bury the way I felt."

On knowing she would be opening herself up to criticism for reuniting with Chris Brown: "I decided it was more important for me to be happy, and 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. 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.

On people being upset about her reunion with Chris Brown: "When you add up the pieces from the outside, it's not the cutest puzzle in the world. 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 (stuff). We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."

On the opinion that Chris Brown still hasn't changed, based on his behavior: "I know it comes off like that. And it doesn't help. For a long time he was really angry, and he felt like he couldn't get away from it, no matter what he did. But there's so many reasons why I ever reconsidered having him in my life. He's not the monster everybody thinks. He's a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He's giving and loving. And he's fun to be around. That's what I love about him – he always makes me laugh. All I want to do is laugh, really – and I do that with him."

On believing that Chris Brown has changed: "Of course everybody has their opinion about him, because of what he's done. That will always be there. But he made a mistake, and he's paid his dues. He's paid so much. And I know that's not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing."

On being the one to support Chris Brown: "Wait. You think I'm here to rehabilitate Chris? No, no, no. That is not my purpose. Trust me. I could have done that from the jump if I thought that was my job. My job was to take care of myself – and I did. I wouldn't be here if I didn't think Chris was ready."

On people being worried about her with Chris Brown: "I know. And trust me – it makes me feel great to know that people care. I guess it's just something that will show with time. There's nothing I could say that would convince you right now. But we're in a great place. And I can't ever see us going back."

On how much she will put up with from Chris Brown going forward: "Listen, I'll tell you right now: I don't have to take it. If he gives me that again, here's what I give him: nothing. I just walk away. He doesn't have that luxury of (expletive) up again. That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."

On calling her album Unapologetic as an answer to everyone who thinks she should be a better role model: "I could never tell a 10-year-old to look at me, because I know I'm not perfect. That's not what I signed up for."

On reports that she'd fallen out with Katy Perry over Perry's decision to date John Mayer: "Katy Perry can date anyone she wants. Besides, who the (expletive) am I to say anything? I could never give relationship advice to anybody!"

On if she wants to have babies someday: "Hell, yeah. But I wish I could order them."


Of course, any adult can do whatever they want to in life.  But to hear victims of domestic violence still saying "...he's different now"....when we all know those types of relationship are unhealthy for BOTH involved...is a bit off-putting.  But do you boo. The pics are gorge.

Check out more over at Rolling Stone.




I love me some Ri Ri. She

I love me some Ri Ri. She lives her life and is "Unapologetic" for it. Everyone is entitled to live their lives the way that they want, make their mistakes, and choose to learn from them. There is not one person on this blog that hasn't made a mistake whether it's over love or not and not learn some type of lesson or it taken more than one time to learn from that mistake. If it's still a mistake that she is with Chris or not then she still has some learning to do. Either way, its her lesson to learn, just like its her life. It's easy for ppl to judge another's life, but when someone judges theirs, the are offended and quick to say "mind your damn business". So take your own advice. Since this cover is Rolling Stone, i don't see why they felt the need to make the whole interview about Chris. Rhi should of said it's our business and talked about her successes. I don't see Beyonce entertaining her father's love child or a so called outside kid that Jay z is suppose to have. The media can really rev ppl up. Only time will tell if her reunion with Chris will bite her in the ass or not.
Hater Recognizer's picture

Love ri ri!!! Wish she knew

Love ri ri!!! Wish she knew her self worth...
Mzanalytical's picture

That's why I'm happy to be

That's why I'm happy to be normal folk. Celebrities can't make mistakes without the whole world/country in their business it's too much. I'm glad to be able to be human and make mistakes in private.
chantayk's picture

Most "normal folk" don't

Most "normal folk" don't FLAUNT their mistakes EVERY SINGLE DAY on instagram! TBH iff Rhianna didn't post so many damn pics, we (the public) WOULDN'T know what the hell she & Chris were doin! If u DON'T want ur business in the STREETS, then don't leave it on the CURB, for all to see!
tori's picture

*Sigh* This story is so

*Sigh* This story is so draining. So prolonged. Rihanna should have not even said ANYTHING about Chris. You do not have to explain anything to anyone, especially to the media and people like me who just read the shit for entertainment. We all do stupid things and make mistakes, especially when it comes to love and lust! Rihanna, if you really don't "give a f*ck", don't say anything. I'm sorry I have to disagree with you, Natasha, unless you know exactly how it feels to be a victim? Rihanna has the right to self-determine the choices she makes after this non-chronic, only happened once event of physical abuse. I've said it before, Rihanna has the resources to heal and it looks like she's dealing with it. please consider those who are still in the situation, have zero support and lack of resources and deal with this on a day-to-day basis believing that they deserve it. This "domestic violence" case with Chris Brown and Rihanna is redundant and historic, lets all move on!
vanessa.boo1's picture

Chris will be RiRi's

Chris will be RiRi's DOWNFALL...AGAIN! Surprised KALLMEMAYBE wasn't brought up!
tori's picture

So homegirl no longer has an

So homegirl no longer has an identity? the entire interview was about Chris Brown, I guess he's her only worthwhile achievement up for discussion now? SAD!
Realist's picture

Life is so lonely .I am a

Life is so lonely .I am a rich and single man at present .I need a woman who can love me back .I also uploaded my hot photos on ------Millionairetag.coM-------under the name of jeff1098..It’s the largest and best club for seeking CEOs, pro athletes, doctors, lawyers, investors, entrepreneurs, beauty queens, fitness models, and Hollywood celebrities.Please Check it out!I’m seriousdsyrt
tom100's picture

That cover is gorgeous. I

That cover is gorgeous. I know she'll be glad when she can do an interview and it's not focused on Chris. She does have an album out Rolling Stone and a top 10 single. IJS.
Username's picture

She is just too bad! Riri is

She is just too bad! Riri is a fashion trendsetter and a sex symbol. Riri gives us a glamorous close-up shot and let her long hair down with a shaved left side. Love it!
Don Bleek's picture

come on rihanna keep that

come on rihanna keep that shit real. what it was like to lose you? if the public never knew about that night you and chris would have still been together. she went right back to him like two days later! diddy was hiding them out at his mansion i remember lol she felt the heat from the public and her team and dumped him. their relationship doesn't come off as love to me it comes off as more of an obsession and infatuation with each other. she's hooked. guess they don't have guys like chris in barbados. her and matt kemp make a sexier couple imo oh and that cover photo is absolutely gorgeous
litebrite's picture

well said, I agree

well said, I agree
sexybrownpyt's picture

Like she said its her life,

Like she said its her life, her mistakes. She is human and young, let her live....**grabs popcorn** this should be interesting :) Listen to my song: https://soundcloud.com/boobahpreach/chasing-my-high?utm_source=soundclou...



I wish people would stop

I wish people would stop saying Domestic Violence..True he was wrong for putting his hand on her...but you guys make is seem like he was an continuous abuser...Im not saying that he was right for what he did, but he paid his dues and people do change...Its kinda messed up that he's labeled as an ABUSER so chronically, when there are women who really are being abused everyday...You have women who get the taste slapped out of their mouths if they look at their abusers too long smh...Let that boy live, and give him a chance. Its obvious he and Rihanna haave some unfinished business...you really cant help who you love..Live on Rih!!
SheriBheri1's picture

I agree, its her life and

I agree, its her life and possibly her mistake. Volunteering sometimes at the domestic violence non-for-profit for mothers and children reminds me of Riri's situation. Hopefully once they stop walking on eggshells around each other and get comfortable, he won't snap and blackout again. Hopefully this sh*t won't happen and their relationship can grow into something healthy and beautiful. Just picture your daughter, mother, sister or bestie in Riri's position then lets see if you agree with her choices. Like I said i wish her the best and its her life her choice. #flips.hair.that.is.all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Rhianna's True Life

Rhianna's True Life Hollywood Story will end very tragically. I think her life is a mess because the one person she REALLY want is now married with a precious baby girl name Ivy Blu. Rhianna been with 100 other men in the industry but she feel like Chris is the only one that get up under Jay's skin.
Somerknight's picture

I concur 100%.

I concur 100%.
Happy Lady's picture

I so agree with her!! It's

I so agree with her!! It's not anybody's business if she f**k with him again. I would be sayin the same thing if that was me. NONE of us have had that d**k, so it's easy for us to say, "leave him girl". Real talk, if he's learned his lesson, he makes her laugh, he lay that pipe right, and he got enough money to keep up with my taste and my lifestyle - phuckyothoughts!!!!
shylibra's picture

We get it, you were HELL BENT

We get it, you were HELL BENT on getting this man back, you can explain it all you want blah,blah,blah! CRAZY OBSESSED ISLAND GIRL, who by the way has IMPECCABLE style. Meets VIOLENT, CAN'T GET RIGHT AMERICAN BOY. They REUNITE after their TUMULTUOUS TORRID love AFFAIR turned VIOLENT! Now the Island Girl DEFIES all logic and has forgiven her abusive boyfriend,and wants everyone else to forget and forgive him too,and they live HAPPILY-EVER-AFTER. NOT!
Shay's picture

Because they had a fight,

Because they had a fight, she's an abused woman. GTFOH!! What he did was wrong and she's saying that. She's also saying he changed. LOOK: we all have done things that were WRONG and weren't proud of. Those incidents DO NOT define us. People can grow up and change their lives. Im SO glad she's not allowing a court of public opinion to judge her life just because she's made yall dance and sing.
BooLuv's picture

She's very well spoken.

She's very well spoken.
Awwwww Shucks's picture

This ENTIRE shit was about

This ENTIRE shit was about Chris? Should CHRIS BE ON THE COVER INSTEAD? Dumb asses.
Yas's picture

Please its the sympathy for

Please its the sympathy for being an "abused" woman is what has made her Rich!
star's picture

RIhanna was not an abuse

RIhanna was not an abuse woman or domestic violence as the word implies. she had one incident. To me an abuse woman is someone who get their ass wup if the breakfast or dinner is not ready on time. She said she chooses to be happy. i respect that , because it seems as if john public would rather see her unhappy by staying away from chris so they can be happy about themselves. Life is full of risk we all got to take some. they were kids when it happen. if their were adults it would be a different story
xedos's picture

I think you need to revisit

I think you need to revisit her bloody face pictures. During that incident she was a domestically abused victim. Who knows what he did behind closed door before that incident. Don't know either of them and could care less if she's back with him, but she was a "victim". A men with big fist like that should not be punching slim Riri, no matter how hot tempered he or she was. Just walk away away from the scene before it gets violent. flips.hair.that.is.all
sexybrownpyt's picture

why didnt they address

why didnt they address karrueche? she act like her and chris are so exclusive when he got a side bitch, or is rihanna the side bitch?
idntjudge's picture

She tries so hard to act like

She tries so hard to act like a bad bitch, but shes very insecure no self worth and esteem, am really embarrassed for her.
lolo's picture

Who's apparently gone

Who's apparently gone "hood".... I agree with you 110%
Yas's picture

There is a reason why Satan

There is a reason why Satan went after the woman first. That's all I say.
kielyq's picture


JAMIE SHAREE 314's picture

Finally lmao Rih- states the

Finally lmao Rih- states the obvious! I for one don't think chris is an abuser, or abusive off one one mistake as a teen. I have lived with an abuser, and an abusive person; so I know. And Chris.. just isn't. I believe that he was a young and stupid boy who didn't know how to channel his anger in a healthy manner. I don't think he'll put hands on her or any woman for that matter out of anger ever again. #TeamCHRIHANNA!
Keonta's picture

IMO, Chris has not changed,

IMO, Chris has not changed, he still harbors anger issues that have yet to be resolved if they ever will. Rihanna is overestimating this idiot. Chris will not take responsibility for his stupid azz actions always blaming the media etc and if you do not want hte media to hound you then STOP with being so angry, fights, twitter rants, throwing a chair thru a window and all of the other crap he has done, he needs to learn to rise above the criticism.
sweetpea1989's picture

Rhi Rhi is choosing

Rhi Rhi is choosing passionate over healthy and she's brave for living her truth. My mother always said: you get up from the table when you're full and clearly Rhi Rhi has not had her fill of Chris. The twenties are for messing up. Period. She's having her fun and no one can avoid being hurt in love. It comes with the territory. There are way too many people who project their shame and guilt on this girl.
Marketing Gimmicks's picture

I agree girl. Im 24, with two

I agree girl. Im 24, with two degrees and still dont understand love lol. Its hard work. Sometimes you just want what feels good but living in the flesh will come back and bite you.
Classic87's picture

Just wait till you PROVOKE

Just wait till you PROVOKE him again.....crazy people can't stand being provoked. **provoking my neighbors dog...then sips tea after throwing a firecracker at it**
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

i hope the neighbor's dog

i hope the neighbor's dog rips YOUR eyeballs out and chews on them like a squeaky toy. thought you were for the animals you crazy bitch
Anonymoustoo's picture

I'd like to see that

I'd like to see that too!!!!!! Oh wait, i couldnt SEE it....the dog will have my EYEBALLS in his slobbering mouth o_O.....................
LisaRaye's Subconsciousness™®©'s picture

no worries good thing you

no worries good thing you will FEEL it
Anonymoustoo's picture

"I wanted Chris to know what

"I wanted Chris to know what it was like to lose me". Yeah Right..... The media and world wide judgment forced your ass to break up with him. Stop the BS please.
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

Exactly! Dont know Who she

Exactly! Dont know Who she tryin to fool! Smhlol...
Like Really's picture

Love her... But shes stupid!

Love her... But shes stupid!

I agree, Riri has

I agree, Riri has unconditional love for him and it's clouding her judgement but like she said its her life and choice so hopefully it works out for her. Hopefully the young teens who are in abusive relationships don't follow her, like she stated. flips.hair.that.is.all
sexybrownpyt's picture

Just like she said, if its a

Just like she said, if its a mistake...its her mistake and she can handle it. Shes a big girl. Despite HER mistake, I love her honesty.
Classic87's picture

Well if it's nobodies

Well if it's nobodies business then stop talking about it. I mean what in the hell is she talking about anyways? Just look pretty and shutup.
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