Rihanna: This Is Why I'm Back With Chris Brown
'Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake'
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2013 11:45 AM CST
Entertainers Chris Brown, left, and Rihanna attend an NBA basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

(Newser) – No more being coy for Rihanna: The singer talks very specifically about getting back together with Chris Brown, less than four years after he assaulted her, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone. "I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she says. "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."

She acknowledges that it may not look good to outsiders, but insists that things are better. "It's different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that," she says. And yes, she would leave if Brown hit her again, but she doesn't think he will. "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."

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Tology
Jan 31, 2013 10:57 AM CST
Because she is a stupid b@tch and like the big c@ck.
Vader
Jan 31, 2013 10:03 AM CST
Even if he has changed, and men can and do change, she should still not reward his previous behavior by getting back together. One punch should be enough to say bye bye forever, even if he begs for forgiveness on Oprah. Let's pray when it happens again (as it usually does) that she will not be hurt worse than previously. In other words, I hope he doesn't kill her.
YourBabysitter
Jan 31, 2013 8:13 AM CST
... and women wonder why we can't take them seriously. Most cry about anything, so when there is something serious we have to do a double-take to make sure it's not a problem fueled by emotion. A being fueled by emotion, not logic. Proof: Rihanna is beaten, but walks back into the arms of the abusive little bastard. In the future are we supposed to use our tax dollars again to send the police and an ambulance to her house. Then spend more tax dollars in court (she can cover the medical). After the system comes in to help a woman who has been beaten, she should have to give up her right for help again if she goes back to the same abuser. That might get them to stop this insane behavior and stop using our tax dollars "because I love him". If you love the bastards so much..... YOU PAY THE BILL !!