After months of hinting at a renewed romantic relationship with Chris Brown, Rihanna has finally gone on the record and admitted what we’ve all been well aware of. She and the pop star are officially back together, and while she’s well aware a sizeable percentage of people disapprove, she just doesn’t care anymore.
At least that’s what she told Rolling Stone in a new interview that’ll run in the latest issue of the magazine to be released tomorrow. You can check out an extended quote from the sitdown below…
"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. 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."
According to Rihanna, her relationship with Brown has apparently evolved quite a bit since the infamous domestic violence incident back in 2009. They used to be very combative and had a ton of explosive arguments, but now they’re apparently much more relaxed and willing to “talk about shit”.
Given what happened before, however, she’s ready to bolt if even the slightest hint of abusive behavior rears its ugly head again.
"He doesn't have the luxury of fucking up again. That's just not an option. 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. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
Earlier this week, Brown got into a brawl outside of a West Hollywood area recording studio with Frank Ocean. This interview was probably given before that happened, but since Rihanna hasn’t commented publically on it, the brouhaha doesn’t seem to be a deal breaker.
Pop Blend will keep you updated on the twists and turns of this reconciled relationship moving forward.