“It gave me guns,” Rihanna said of her breakup with Brown and the impending media storm surrounding it. “I was like, well, fuck. 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.”
She understands that their reconciliation — professionally, at least — caused some people to be upset. “The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently,” she said. “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.”
Check out some of the singer’s glamorous photos below. For more of RiRi’s interview and pictorial, head here.