Rihanna Addresses Criticism About Ongoing Contact With Chris Brown

Rihanna may not have confirmed the rumors that she’s been secretly hooking up with Chris Brown, but she did address the criticism about her ongoing contact with her ex in her interview with Elle.

“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.”

Well, that’s nice of her. Rihanna made it clear: she is NOT going to apologize.

“Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

After the break, you can read what Rihanna had to say about how the assault affected her. I’m torn about Rihanna’s attitude and behavior. Ultimately, it’s her choice whether or not she wants to have any kind of relationship with Chris. Yet I HATE the idea that her behavior can be used as an example to minimize the dangers of domestic abuse. Personally, I’m with Jay-Z on this one.

Photos by Flynet UK/FameFlynet

Rihanna talked about how having the assault publicized affected her.

“I was like, well, f***. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. I wanted people to know who I am. Whatever they take that to be, good or bad, I just want them to know the truth.

“I have more freedom the more people know about me. It’s like, 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.”

Oh, Rihanna. Being assaulted is NOT a skeleton in your closet!

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