Rihanna Opens Up About Chris Brown in Elle UK: “I’ll Never Be a Victim”

(Elle UK)

By Shari Weiss


(Elle UK)

Rihanna opens up about her relationship with Chris Brown, her desire to start a family, and one of her infamous tattoos in Elle UK.

Talking about her renewed romance with Brown, who assaulted her in 2009, the singer says, “Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable.” “Now that we’re adults we can do this right,” Rihanna tells the magazine. “We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.”

The “Stay” songstress even confirms that the ballad, about wanting true love to last, ties into their relationship. “You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don’t want to let go of it,” Rihanna says. “I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”

Those in fear, however, that history may repeat itself needn’t worry, says the star, who explains that her gun tattoo on the right side of her rib cage symbolizes her empowerment since the incident. “Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No,” Rihanna explains. “That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”

On the contrary, Rihanna is planning on being something else: a mom. Asked where she sees herself in five years, the singer says, “I will probably have a kid.”

Rihanna’s full interview in the April issue of Elle hits newsstands March 6.


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