In an incredibly candid interview given by Rihanna she discus much about ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
“I don’t hate him,” she explained. “I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”
“I was that girl,” Rihanna said of their brief reconciliation after the 2009 assault. “That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle shit like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”
Rihanna shares that’s how does it feels to end up being the poster girl.
“A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realise after a while that in that situation you’re helpless.”
Rihanna also talk about the white woman in detail who made captions and headlines earlier this season for passing as black Rachel Dolezal.
“It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.”
“I think she was a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” she said. “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”