Rihanna Opens Up: ‘Domestic Abuse Shouldn’t Be Swept Under The Rug’
Rihanna has opened up about her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, in a frank and candid new interview.
The Bajan beauty has admitted that even though she wouldn’t consider herself and Chris “friends”, she will never stop thinking about him - and will always care about him - despite the fact he was arrested for brutally assaulting RiRi back when they were dating, with Chris undertaking community service for his crime.
Speaking to Vanity Fair, 27-year-old Rihanna 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. 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 s**t 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.”
In short, it looks a little bit like Ri blamed herself for Chris’ unjustifiable behaviour throughout their relationship.
Speaking about being a victim of domestic abuse, the singer added: “I just never understood that, like how the victim gets punished over and over.
“It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say ‘Get over it,’ because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too.
“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.”
We’re just glad that Rihanna is in a better place now, and is also able to speak out about her experience to help others.