RIHANNA’s comments from a 2012 interview about Chris Brown are trending after multiple media outlets reported that they were new.
Three years on from her assault, Rihanna sat down with Oprah in her hometown of Barbados to discuss Chris, and how she still loved her former flame.
The audio, which was recently uploaded to Oprah’s podcast, were taken out of context and believed to be new.
What happened between Chris Brown and Rihanna?
Chris Brown brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009 after the two got into a fight in his car.
The Forever singer was arrested as a result of the incident.
In a 2017 documentary Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, the now 31-year-old revealed details of what happened the night he attacked her.
According to Chris, the couple already had a volatile relationship and Rihanna no longer trusted him after he admitted having a fling with a woman who used to work for him.
On the night of the assault, Rihanna and Chris were at a pre-Grammy party when the woman turned up unexpectedly.
Rihanna burst into tears and the pair argued in their car on the way home.
Despite efforts to calm her down, Chris says Rihanna was furious to find a text from the woman on his phone.
He recalled: “She starts going off, she throws the phone, ‘I hate you!’ whatever, whatever, she starts hitting me, we’re in a little Lamborghini, you know she’s fighting me.”
“Like I remember she tried to kick me, just like her beating s***, but then I really hit her.”
“With a closed fist, like I punched her, and it busted her lip, and when I saw it I was in shock, I was ‘f***, why did I hit her like that’?
Chris said Rihanna then grabbed his crotch while scrambling to get his phone, and so he bit her on the arm while he was driving, before pulling into Los Angeles’ Hancock Park.
“I get out the car and I’m looking for the keys and somebody yelled and she yells out her door, ‘Help, he’s trying to kill me.'”
Did Chris Brown go to jail after assaulting Rihanna?
He did not go to jail after he attacked then-girlfriend Rihanna.
- On March 5, 2009, Chris was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats.
- He was arraigned on April 6 and pleaded not guilty to his charges.
- On June 22 Chris then pleaded guilty to a felony and accepted a plea deal of community labor, five years of probation, and domestic violence counseling.
- Advocates against domestic violence groups claimed his sentencing wasn’t harsh enough for his crime.
Chris took his bags from the car and told the singer to drive home, adding: “By this time her lip was busted she had a knock because I’d pushed her head up against the window.
“A lot of the times, I look back at that picture and I think ‘that’s not me bro, that’s not me’.
“I hate it to this day, that’s going to haunt me for ever.”
What did she say about him?
In an interview with Oprah in 2012, Rihanna claimed that after everything that had happened between them, she still loved Chris.
She said that the two were “working on their friendship.”
“We’ve built a trust again. We love each other and we probably always will and that’s not anything that we’re gonna try to change. That’s not something you can shut off if you’ve ever been in love. We’ve worked on it little by little. It’s not easy. The main thing for me is that he’s at peace,” she told the media mogul in a candid interview in her Barbados home.
Rihanna also claimed to be single at the time.
“He’s in a relationship of his own. I’m single but we have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order has been dropped. We’ve just worked on it, little by little, and it has not been easy. It’s not easy.”
In the same interview, the duo touched on the singer embracing her sexuality, the death of her grandmother, her relationship with her father, and how she built her strong support system.
Why are the comments trending?
The comments Rihanna made about Chris are trending after the O Network uploaded audio from the 2012 interview to an Oprah podcast.
Multiple media sources ran with the information, believing the audio was new and that Rihanna was still in love with Chris 11 years after the assault.
The podcast’s description on all streaming platforms now clarifies that the interview took place in 2012.
What else has she said about Chris recently?
In 2015, she told Vanity Fair her comments about Chris to Oprah came from a place of love and a need to protect him from outside criticism.
Three years on from that interview, she changed her tune.
“I was very protective of him,” she said. “I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after… But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy.”
She realized, however, that she was better off without him.
“And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.”
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