Singer turned actress Rihanna has revealed how she views the domestic violence situation that she had with her ex Chris Brown, as liberating. Rihanna admits that she used to be concerned about people knowing too much about her personal life but has now realised that it is better than having to hide things.
Rihanna explained in an interview with Elle, "I was like, 'Well, f**k. They know more about me than I want them to know. It's embarrassing'. But that was my opening. That was my liberation.”
She added, "I have more freedom the more people know about me. One less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don't have anything to hide." She then went on to discuss her duet with her ex Chris Brown.
Rihanna continued, "I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it. Because tomorrow I'm still going to be the same person. I'm still going to do what I want to do."