Somethings never really leave you, no matter how much time has passed.
Rihanna opened up to Marie Claire in their upcoming issue about a lot of topics, but one thing we didn't expect to hear about was Chris Brown. The wounds have healed, physically, but mentally, she's still dealing somewhat.
When asked about how she looks back on the beating she took at the hands of Brown, she admits that it's a painful memory, but one that might have been needed in her life. She explains:
"God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, 'What did I do to deserve this?' Why was it backfiring on me?' But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that's what God was giving to me."
Then, she admits that despite what he did to her, it wasn't easy to break up with Chris.
But when it was done, she knew it:
"I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different. I didn't feel lonely," she recalls. "I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling."
We're sure it was and we can't tell you how pleased we are with all you've managed to accomplish since then!
We're proud of you girl. Violence is never the answer, but moving past it certainly is. You can never dwell on the negatives for too long.
Tags: break up, marie claire, riri, violence