When all else fails, reach for the controversial. This, so it seems, is an M-O aspiring singer Rihanna is well versed-up in. For, despite vowing this time last year to move on from the topic of Chris Brown, The Noise spoke once again on the intimate details of their controversial relationship.
This, of course, having nothing to do with the minimal buzz surrounding her new LP ‘Loud’, which is but a few weeks away from release.
Check out what RiRi The Red Haired Reindeer had to say after the jump…
Via Daily Mail:
‘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?’ she says in an emotional interview in the latest issue of UK Marie Claire.‘I was very lost. I have to say I felt really confused. I hate talking about it but it was really crazy because I felt so out of touch with myself and when that happens.’
‘It’s scary because nothing you say or do feels like it’s you,’ Rihanna says through tears. ‘You just lose touch of everything that you love and everything that you would normally do; how you would dress or how you would say something.
‘It just feels like it’s not coming from you. It’s just this one empty vase. I felt like an empty vessel.’
She has also revealed when she realised she needed to end the three-year relationship for good: ‘Eventually, I remember waking up one day and I knew I was over it,’ she says in the new issue of UK Marie Claire.
‘One day. I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it.’
‘I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me,’ she said.
Rihanna attracted plenty of criticism for her brief reconciliation with the No Air singer – currently completing his court-ordered community service – after the headline-making assault.
‘All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down,’ she says of that time. ‘[But] once you’re back on your feet – if you ever make it back on your feet – that’s the ultimate achievement.’
Now dating US baseball star Matt Kemp, Rihanna says she has now moved on and is happy again.
‘I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do.
‘People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.’
Call me a cynic, but her addressing of the topic of Brown serves up ‘tacky’ in abundance. After all, having consistently been a feature in the media since her last LP ‘Rated R’ (it’s hard work being a Pop pretender), she’s remained relatively silent on the issue. Yet as soon as there’s an album to drop and little hype to greet it (crazy stans don’t count), out comes the tears and sympathy. Please.
To be fair, this is less a reflective of Rihanna as a person, more so the bogusness of the industry in which she exists. Indeed, she’s neither the first nor will she be the last to ‘commoditise’ her hardships for sales. This being the very reason many a celeb lose the plot – the inability to distinguish between what is ‘private’ and what should become public for some sort of gain.
Randomness: The fact that these statements were published upon the release of Chris Brown’s latest single ‘Yeah 3x’ has not gone unnoticed. Just saying…