Rihanna Talks Getting Back with Chris Brown After Assault

“It was more important for me to be happy,” star says of reconciliation

Less than 4 years after Chris Brown lashed out at then-girlfriend Rihanna and beat her to a pulp in a fit of rage, the two are dating again. Though that’s nobody’s business, the star says in a new interview with Rolling Stone, she’s finally talking about it with the press.

That Rihanna and Chris got back together became more or less clear to fans sometime around Thanksgiving, when they started being photographed together at public events, even though both were dropping serious hints on Twitter long before that.

Now Rihanna is ready to talk about the romance, but only to say that she believes she’s entitled to make her own choices and, most importantly, her own mistakes in life.

“I decided it was more important for me to be happy. 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,” she tells the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which will be out at newsstands tomorrow, Friday.

“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,” she adds.

Rihanna is fully aware of what people are saying about her getting back together with the same guy who put her in the hospital the first time they dated, but she also knows that many things have changed since then.

No one should judge until they have all the details and, since they will never be able to have all the details, they might as well stop judging.

“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,” Rihanna says.

“We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about [expletive]. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that,” she adds.

She also says Chris has learned to control his anger and is more careful now, mostly because he “doesn’t have the luxury to [mess] up again.”

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