In Vanity Fair, cover girl Rihanna bares it all literally as well as her intimate thoughts on relationships. Who of us can forget Rihanna’s very public relationship with R&B singer, Chris Brown? Brown had had an altercation with RiRi inside a vehicle which left her bruised and scarred. For the first time ever, Rihanna really discusses what she learned from her past experiences, she says,
“I was that girl. That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle sh*t like this. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”
Many women who find themselves in such a relationship can testify to having feelings the same as Rihanna. However, many of us eventually come to realize that it is impossible to change a man. A man will only change if he truly wants to make changes. Nevertheless, as strong as a woman may be she is always deserving of a man that will make her life better, not worse. Rihanna goes on to say,
“If I wanted to I would completely do that. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing. But that would be empty fore me; that to me is a hollow move. I would wake up the next day feeling like shit. When you love somebody, that’s different. Even if you don’t love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don’t disrespect you. And it’s about my own respect for myself. A hundred percent.”
It sounds like Rihanna has truly grown into a woman who knows her worth as well as exactly what she wants in life. Therefore, how does RiRi feel about her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown now? Rihanna clearly states,
“I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now.”
Quite the intriguing story, you can read the full interview via Vanity Fair. Moreover, check out the November editorial shot by the one and only Annie Leibovitz shot in Havana, Cuba.