Rihanna Opens Up About Chris Brown Incident
More than a year after Chris Brown pled guilty to assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna, the Rude Boy singer has opened up about the traumatic experience.
In an interview with Marie Claire UK (via UsMagazine.com), Rihanna says that her public break-up with Brown was “difficult” to deal with, but says she’s learned from the experience.
“God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ Why was it backfiring on me?’” she tells the magazine.
“But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me.”
She also says the press coverage at the time made things harder for her. “All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down. [But] once you’re back on your feet — if you ever make it back on your feet – that’s the ultimate achievement.”
The Grammy Award-winning singer admits it wasn’t easy to break up with Brown, but she knew it was over.
“I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different. I didn’t feel lonely. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling.”
She added: “I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do,” she says. “People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.”
Very glad to hear she’s in a good place.