Despite the fact that Chris Brown beat the crap out of Rihanna in 2009, they have apparently reconciled. Much to the dismay of her many fans and the obvious notion that he can’t keep his anger in check, they are now boyfriend and girlfriend once more. When speaking to Rolling Stone about their reconciliation, she said that her public image takes a back seat to her happiness.
She revealed, “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 [my happiness]. 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.”
She went on to say, “When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world…You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know.”
As far as whether or not things have changed between them, she added, “It’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about s**t. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that. He doesn’t have the luxury of f**king 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.”