In a recent interview with the Rolling Stone magazine, Rihanna reveals why she decided to reconcile with Chris Brown.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy."
"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," continues the singer.
She adds, "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."
Rihanna’s relationship with Brown has been under much scrutiny ever since he assaulted her in 2009, and the performer says she knows most people don’t understand why she’s reunited with him.
"When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world," says Rihanna. "You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now."
She continues, "We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about things. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that."
And Rihanna seems to firmly believe there’s little chance Chris Brown would ever become violent with her again.
"I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong."
"But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that," says Rihanna. "And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."