Rihanna really opens up about her relationship with on-again, off-again boyfriend, Chris Brown, in the Feb. 14 issue of ‘Rolling Stone.’ In the most revealing part of the interview, the ‘Unapologetic’ singer admits the real reason she broke up with Chris after he assaulted her — and it might not be what you think.
When Rihanna, 24, and Chris Brown, 23, attend the Grammy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 10, it will mark the four year anniversary since Chris assaulted Rihanna after a Grammys pre-party. She’s revealing for the first time what happened after that fateful night.
Soon after the assault, Chris Brown was convicted of two felonies, and the couple split. Most assumed that Rihanna’s decision to break up with Chris was simply because he put his hands on her, along with his obvious anger management issues.
The Real Reason Rihanna Dumped Chris Brown
“I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me,” Rihanna says in the interview, “To feel the consequences of that.”
In the interview, the self-proclaimed “bad girl” seems less concerned with Chris’ unbelievably violent actions towards her. Instead, she was concerned that his heart wasn’t in the right place. He was taking her for granted, and the only way to make him realize how much he actually needed her was to cut him loose.
Did The Breakup Work As Rihanna Planned?
According to Rihanna, she never expected the romance to actually flame up again.
“When that sh*t came back” — meaning love — “It hit me like a ton of bricks. Like, God, you’ve got to be kidding me right now. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn’t bury the way I felt.”
We take it that the breakup worked — it snapped Chris into shape. So while many are looking down on Rihanna for taking back Chris, she seems very happy and confident with the decision — and she’s keeping him on a much shorter leash this time around: “He doesn’t have the luxury of f**king up again. That’s just not an option.”
So what do you think, HollywoodLifers? Is Rihanna making a mistake by getting back together with Chris Brown?
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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