Rihanna has said that the fallout following her 2009 domestic violence incident with former boyfriend Chris Brown was her “liberation”.
The singer revealed that she initially felt over-exposed because of the high amount of publicity that the case received but was ultimately able to find the positive in her experience.
Rihanna explained in an interview with Elle, “I was like, ‘Well, f**k. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing’. But that was my opening. That was my liberation,”
“I have more freedom the more people know about me. One less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”
The ‘We Found Love’ hitmaker also spoke out on critism about her recent collaboration with Brown.
The 24-year-old said, “I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it.”
“People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. I don’t hate them for it. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”
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