Eight Quotes From Rihanna's Rolling Stone Cover That Attempt To Explain Her Relationship With Chris Brown

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Rihanna is gracing the cover of the March 2013 issue of Rolling Stone. In the story she addresses, for the first time, whatever the hell it is she and part-time pop star/part-time parking lot thug Chris Brown have together. We all know what brought us to this point; so no need to walk down memory lane when it comes the explosive Grammy weekend in 2009 that made their relationship a hot button topic. But now they're in one another's lives again, have recorded a couple of tracks together, and in the RS cover story Rihanna explains why things are "different" this time around, and why she's still got love for Chris Breezy. Here are eight quotes from the article to help us understand their "Loveeeee" story.

1. She tortured Chris by leaving his side:
"I wanted him to know what it felt like to lose me, to feel the consequences of that. " If the consequence is in losing Rihanna, then it is no longer a consequence now that he's back together with her. This seems like basic Life Math Rihanna isn't putting together.

See also: Who or What Will Chris Brown Fight Next?

2. Deep down Rihanna knows it's a mistake:
"I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of it. 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."
At least Rihanna has come to the conclusion that going back to Chris is probably one of the worst decisions she has made after that terrible Sideshow Bob hairdo she was sporting for short period of time.

See also: Rihanna And Chris Brown Find Headlines In A Hopeless Place

3. She's laying down the law this time around:
"He doesn't have the luxury of f-ing up again. That's just not an option."
Judging by Chris' antics of late (Fighting in the parking lot with Frank Ocean, Twitter fights with everyone on who has an account, etc.) we know he's plenty capable of 'f-ing up" some more.

4. Chris is a different man, we just don't see it:
"He made a mistake, and he's paid his dues. He's paid so much. And I know that's not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing."
He's paid he's dues? In the words of the late great Whitney Houston, "SHOW ME THE RECEIPTS," Rihanna!

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Seems like liberals and feminists resent that she's not making the choice they want ( and one that's supposed to be "symbolic"). it's her choice- and most likely, will be her "mistake"- to make, but she's following her heart and doing what she wants to do for herself and that's brave given all the haters out there who will be waiting with even more hate when and if it all goes wrong again. Contrary to the pc paradigm of "fierceness", "independence" or passionate individuality, and yet that's what it is to her aqnd in this context, it is she who's defying the establishment views. Plus, as the "it" girl of the pop-moment, some of it is just jealousy by the audience of the spectacle that she would want....chris brown and that's something that is..... understandable. Wish her luck n hope it works out unlike....what most looker-ons seem to be hoping for. And he wouldn't be the first or last to deal with this issue ala John Lennon's masterpiece exploration of being a "jealous guy".


@cgera713 - She needs a good cleaning and scrub down; either that or stop taking silly pictures with all the filters.


It's all fake folks:  The fight, the hit, yada, yada, yada.  All for money and press. 


I want to apologize to Rihanna because she felt the need to do the interview, when (unfortunately) all the response to what is said is bashing.  Oh, that's right, the 1st amendment - freedom of the "press"! LOL The "press" can respond in any way they want, eventhough it's really ridiculous because the responses are dripping with judgement.  LOL  No matter what Rihanna said or continues to say, no one will say that she has the right to feel and act the way she sees fit..she sure is made to feel responsible for how everyone feels about it...It's sad that an audience would want to read stuff like that. 


Love is so much more complex than you are allowing for in this shallow attempt at journalism.

Binkconn topcommenter

John Lennon used to regularly beat his wife Cynthia. Why no villification for him? Because he's white, so it's alright.


@Binkconn How would they fit that in the story?  Your argument assumes two things that contradict each other. On the one hand you imply that everyone should be vilified for the crime of violence against women and that makes sense. But then you're protesting that Chris Brown is vilified for it. So should it be everyone except him? or is your argument irrelevant? It's certainly out of date. You would have a better argument with Charlie Sheen. You're welcome. 

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