On Jan. 30, Rihanna delved into controversial territory when she talked about Chris Brown and their reconciliation in the new Rolling Stone magazine that includes a telling interview conducted by Josh Eells.
As read and realized on the publication's site, Eells asked some pretty tough questions of the Caribbean-born singer about Breezy and the fact that the two have reunited. That said, the 24-year-old recording artist came back with some very frank answers in response to the curious journalist's hard hitting queries.
During the interview, which is available online and in the fresh Rolling Stone issue that she covers along with a cover line stating, "Rihanna, crazy in love" in bold letters written beneath a sexy picture of the performer, RiRi says, "I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
By way of background, Rihanna and Chris Brown were an item about four years ago but broke up after Brown was said to have seriously assaulted the singer from Barbados. This happened in 2009 on the night before the Grammy Awards at which both singers were scheduled to appear.
Needless to say, that did not happen. What did happen was that Chris Brown pled guilty of the attack and was given probation (still in place) and a community service order as a result.
But that was then and this is now, according to Rihanna, who asserts that their current relationship is "different."
The "Unapologetic" singer claims that the arguments between her and 22-year-old Brown aren't like they were when that horrible altercation happened. She suggests that the two parties involved now realize the "value" of each other. In fact, RiRi said to Rolling Stone, "[Chris and I] know exactly what we have now and we don't want to lose that."
However, while talking to Josh Eells, the singer added one very important rule that exists in their current relationship. Regarding their getting back together, Rihanna said about Chris Brown, "He doesn't have the luxury of [expletive] up again. That is just not an option."