In emotional footage from Rihanna‘s upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, the singer explains it was her fans that made her realize that reuniting with Chris Brown after he violently assaulted her last February was a mistake. “I stayed. I even went back after he beat me, which was wrong,” she said in a clip aired on Good Morning America today. “It’s completely normal to go back. It’s not right. I learned the hard way, but again, this is what I want people to know. When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result in some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn’t be held responsible for going back.”
Rihanna fought tears as she further explained herself. “Even if Chris never hit me again, who is to say that their boyfriend won’t? Who’s to say that they won’t kill these girls? These are young girls and I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls’ lives until that happened…[it's] embarrassing that that’s the type of person that I fell in love with. So far in love. So unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience.”
The full interview airs Friday night on ABC’s 20/20. MTV will air an exclusive interview with Brown that night at 6.
While still rockin’ her debatably hideous bleached mohawk, Rihanna stepped out in NYC last night sans bra. She also gave us a good look at her toned tummy and a sneak peek of some black undies. RiRi topped off the whole ensemble with some leopard prints pumps. Blending in just ain’t her style.
Riri, dressed as a tiger, reportedly stayed with her pals, including singer Ne-Yo, in a booth and wouldn’t cross the dance floor to pay her respects. Meanwhile, Mariah stayed in her VIP area with hubby Nick Cannon, and when she had to use the ladies room, security had to clear a path so no one would damage her giant angel wings. According to Mariah’s rep, however, the whole story is fabricated. “There were 1,000 people there and, of course, she needed security. She heard a rumor that Rihanna was there but she never saw her. She loves Rihanna and of course would have said hello.” So what do you think? All made up or do these divas have real beef with each other? [Source: New York Post; Photo: Getty Images]
Rihanna may finally be speaking to the press about her relationship with Chris Brown, but she isn’t telling everyone the same story. The singer is set to explain what happened between them that night before the Grammies in a two-part interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC (the first on Good Morning America this Thursday, follow by a 20/20 spot Friday night), with promos announcing that Brown was “her first big love.” But according to her interview in the new issue of Glamour, she’s never been in love at all.
When asked where she saw herself in ten years, Rihanna told the magazine, “I hope I find love in the next 10 years – that will be pretty annoying if I am 31 and still have never been in love!” But no matter how she felt about Brown before, she hopes her traumatic experience can help others. “Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It’s one of the things we [women] will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.”
Rihanna is an undeniable style icon. We already took a look at 30 of Rihanna’s Hottest Outfits, but strutting her stuff in the sexiest looks right off the runway is not the only thing she has mastered. You cannot even talk about RiRi without mentioning it. That’s right — we’re talking about Rihanna’s fierce, magically-morphing hair.
In the last few months Rihanna has stepped out with some pretty epic ‘dos that seem to be ever changing and evolving. But a couple weeks ago, we weren’t sure if things took a turn for the worst when RiRi was spotted sporting a long bleached mohawk. We asked you to vote on whether this fashion forward pop star had finally gone too far and while your results were mixed, we are not yet prepared to insult her bold decisions. In our eyes, Rihanna could mix actual garbage into an up ‘do and we’d still be huge fans.
Sit back and check out 30 of Rihanna’s hottest hairstyles that she’s rocked from her “Pon de Replay” days till now (in no particular order). [Photo: Getty Images]
Chris Brown, convicted of beating Rihanna, appeared to have met his match in “bad girl” Natalie Nunn, star of “The Bad Girls Club,” which deals with girls with “behavioral issues.” The ex-UCLA ball player lists in her bio for the show that she “enjoys cruising in her sugar daddies expensive cars and painting the town red with her cool celebrity friends.” Looked like a match made in heaven, but Chris Brown took to his Twitter to deny the whole thing. “Tmz…omg,” Chris wrote to the gossip site, “U guys have nothing better to do. And by the way. I don’t mess wit that girl.” [Source: TMZ; Photo: Getty Images]
Move over Kathy Lee Gifford, Rihanna is sailing the high seas. Today Royal Carribean announced that the “Disturbia” singer is set to perform next month aboard the Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship.
Sometimes all you can say is “blergh.” That’s our reaction to the news that Chris Brown – the man who beat Rihanna and was somehow redeemed by a viral video and “The Office” – is planning a “fan appreciation” tour. The singer will hit the road on November 14 and is playing smaller theaters to encourage a “fans only” vibe, according to tour organizers. Sure – or maybe Chris’ peeps are afraid no one’s gonna show up. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to Best Buddies International. Call us cynical, but surely that’s being done to help re-vamp his tarnished image, right?
In a press release announcing the tour, Chris discusses his musical goals, saying, “I wanted to change it up and really be different. Like my style nowadays, I don’t try to be typical urban. I want to be like how Prince and Michael [Jackson] and Stevie Wonder were. They can cross over to any genre of music.”