Rihanna Answers to Backlash Following Chris Brown Collabo: “I’m Still Going to Be the Same Person”


Vibe / April 6, 2012

Along with gracing the cover of Elle magazine’s May issue, Rihanna also stars in a spicy video for the shoot.

In her interview for the magazine’s “Women In Music Issue,” Rih opened up about her relationship with Chris Brown noting that she has “nothing to hide.”  (via NeonUpdate)

On the incident with Chris Brown liberating her: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, f*ck. 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. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

On handling the backlash for reconciling with Chris: “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. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

On having kids: “It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”

On finding that man: “I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”

The 24-year-old singer played the role of a love-struck vixen locked in an a heated romance with a salsa dancer. The sexy video follows the Bajan beauty through a desolate town, highlighting some of the moments from her shoot. – Jazmine Gray

Check out the steamy mini-movie from Rih Rih’s Elle shoot below.

Rihanna’s Elle cover issue hits newsstands on April 17.