‘He Doesn’t Have The Luxury Of F’ing Up Again': Rihanna Discusses Chris Brown Relationship With ‘Rolling Stone’

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January 30, 2013 ‐ By Jazmine Denise Rogers

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Rihanna speaking directly about her relationship with Chris Brown has been somewhat of a rare occurrence since she appeared on “Oprah’s Next Chapter” and confessed that she was still in love with him and believed that he was the love of her life. Since then, we’ve mostly had the privilege of gawking upon candid photos, dissecting ambiguous tweets and drawing our own conclusions. Rih Rih, who is the cover girl for the most recent issue of Rolling Stoneis said to have “opened up like never before” to the legendary publication regarding her relationship with Chris Brown and the toll it has taken on her image.

“I decided it was more important for me to be happy,” the Bajan beauty expressed to Rolling Stone contributing editor Josh Eells.

She went on to reveal that masking her true feelings about Brown made her angry and tormented her for years.

“I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. 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. I can handle it.”

The “Unapologetic” singer also implied that people could never know the true extent and beauty of the love she shares with Chris from simply gazing in from the outside.

“When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world. You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about sh**. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

Not to worry though, she made it very clear that she will not tolerate abuse and if Chris even displays a hint of violent behavior towards her, she’s hitting the road.

“He doesn’t have the luxury of f***ing up again. That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility,” she boldly stated.

“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.”

Despite the wide disapproval of Chris and Rihanna’s reconciliation, she does appear to have really thought this thing through before jumping into it. Perhaps we all need to take a step back and allow these two to lead their own lives and make their own mistakes.

On another note, doesn’t Rih Rih look absolutely stunning on that cover? You can check out the full interview when the new issue hits the stands on January 31st.

What do you think of her explanation?

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for Madame Noire. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • ladylove22

    He has already messed up again by sleeping koochie whatever the girls name is and having another chick in his backseat just last week.. riri respect yourself and these losers alone …

  • http://www.facebook.com/minkysmom82 Alexis Morris

    she can do what she wants, but if my bf had beat me down the way that he did her, I dont think I could ever feel anything for him again.

  • dee

    This is a prime example of two people who need to come to the end of their relationship on their own terms. Im certain that if the media hadn’t been involved and the PR people were successfull with spinning the assault the way they originally tried to it would have been just another day. They had to seperate however they were not done. You have to end a relationship on your own terms so you know that you know that it’s over. My question is how can you be in a relationship with someone who clearly has ties to another woman (Karruche)…just my observation.

  • nikki

    you dont have the luxury of effin up again if ur dead 2

  • York

    I love RiRi but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: it’s cool cuz she has money but in the hood they call this a bird!

    Squawk on, homegirl.

    • yeppers

      I agree….in the hood she would have been all kinds of Stupid Hos….But because they are both millionaires they are COOL FOR “DOING THEM”…and “ignoring Haters” O ok…Mental illness/anger issues is a SERIOUS ISSUE…no amount of money can cover that up or make it all better. They both are abusive people, so if they truly havent worked on their anger/trust issues as a couple they gon be still woopin eachother a33es…ONLY NOW IT WILL BE IN THE PRIVACY OF THEIR HOME. NO MORE PUBLIC OUTBREAKS. However……

      I must also point out…that this is not my life…..THEREFORE I DO NOT CARE. *drops mic*

      • Ce1999

        That mental illness/anger issues piece is so true. I really think that’s what’s going on with both of them. I wish they’d both seek help in the form of therapy or counseling and spend some time away from each other. I’m not even attempting snark here. It’s sad when people gamble with their hearts without healing first. But she is going to ‘do her,’ and all I have is my 2 cents anyway.

  • Guest360

    Honestly? She talks a good game but I’ve seen this scenario play out one too many times with my family, my friends, and acquaintances to think it’s going to end well. But as she said, this is her mistake to make so by all means, make it. He’s never made a legit apology (at least not publically). He’s yet to take his anger issues seriously and is still beating people up on the regular. I just hope that the next time his temper gets out of hand he doesn’t put her back in the hospital or worse. Self-esteem is a dangerous thing to not have in circumstances like these. Best of luck to her…..

  • IllyPhilly

    There’s nothing like scratching an itch.

    • MLS2698

      Unless it’s infected.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mrz.Drose Maria L. Wallace

    I’m sure some of you judgemental women on here were 23 before? I’m sure uv’ve made mistakes and hopefully learned from them. Let her live, she ‘s a child, if chris brown isn’t good for her, she will wake up sooner or later..

    • http://twitter.com/jennaparks11 Jenna

      THANK YOU! PPL are so judgmental! I’m sure if we combed through all of our lives we would be deemed stupid, idiotic etc. Let her/them live!

    • Beejcee

      Rihanna and Chris grew up in abusive households, according to them in past interviews, their mothers were battered women. This is why they have a different outlook, understanding and forgiveness of domestic abuse. My sister was battered for the majority of her 25 year marriage and no matter what encouragement she got from family and friends, she stayed until SHE understood why she had to go. For these two young people to have been exposed at early ages, it will take time for them to understand that a drama filled life is a bigger deal than what they think! At this point it probably is not that big of a deal at all to them!

  • Ms_Sunshine9898

    Really? Cause last time I checked he was running after 2 women. . .

    • nas’s 1995 chipped tooth

      thats a bs story these websites are trying to keep alive. that other girl is CB employee and a non factor here.

  • Meyaka

    Please,the next time he beats you,you just won’t say anything about it. I like you enough Rihanna but you are pathetic,but I don’t care just make songs that I like and that’s it.

  • realadulttalk

    I don’t think she’s thought anything through. But she’s right, it’s her mistake to make–hope she understands that if anything goes wrong…it will also be her backlash to bear.

  • http://www.yourtango.com/users/cheekee-baby cheekee baby

    Stop talking about it. Its turning your fans off and dimming your product marketability. He’s an idiot and an unapologetic f*ck up. He will mess up again and the next time you will be looked down as the idiotic doormat who allowed it to happen. Betta peep Whitney Houston if you wanna see how toxic relationships tarnish your shine.

    *drops mic*

    • pretty1908

      right…. where is the video for pour it up

    • IllyPhilly

      I honestly think that she was saying she didn’t care if she was a doormat in so many words.

  • Love_Sexy

    I hope for RiRi;s sake that its truly not a mistake because she is taking a big gamble. I just pray it doesn’t cost her her life because that is a hugh price to pay.

  • DTJ

    I read the full interview and one of the statements I want to highlight is when she said “if this is a mistake its my mistake to make.” we all make mistakes that we must learn from ourselves regardless of what spectators say. We have to live our own lives

    • Papillon

      I hope it’s not a mistake that will someday COST her her life.

  • mac

    He doesn’t have the luxury of effin up again. Lol when has that ever stopped a man. And it’s sure never stopped a woman from taking them back again.

    Good luck to the both of them.

    • Kenedy

      They may both do as they please at this point..they can keep beating each other & keep spreading stds between the 2 of them. Just don’t ever make a song like cake cake cake cake again is all i ask

    • MLS2698

      She needs to define ” effin’ up again.” Does that mean he can’t beat her f a c e again?