Both Chris Brown and Rihanna are talking about the night that changed their lives forever.
A piece of Rihanna’s interview with Diane Sawyer aired today on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and she talks about how moving forward was really hard because of all the media attention following the assault by her then-boyfriend.
“This happened to me, I didn’t cause this. I didn’t do it,” she said. “There are a lot of wome who have experienced what I did, but not in the public. So it made it really difficult. I just felt like, ‘Oh, my God! Here goes my little bit of privacy.’ Just …exposed.”
Rihanna revealed that although she was mortified about what happened, she was more ashamed about her feelings for Chris.
“I didn’t want people to think that that is the kind of person that—I fell in love with that person. That’s embarrassing,” said the singer, who looked a little uncomfortable speaking on the topic. “That’s embarrassing that that’s the type of person that I fell in love with…so far in love with. So unconditional that I went back.”
As she went over what motivated, and allowed, her to briefly reconcile with Chris, she said she had to leave him to set a good example for her fans and women in general.
“When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result in some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part,” said Rihanna. The Barbadian beauty went on to share a few strict words of advice for anyone in an abusive relationship, which you can hear in the clip below.
Rihanna will detail what happened during their fight tomorrow in a “20/20” special event that ABC will run at 10 p.m. EST.
While she’s just speaking out for the first time, Chris has offered apologies and made statements about the aftermath of their fight before. Now he’s telling MTV News what led up to the pre-Grammy brawl in “Chris Brown: The Interview.”
Chris said that he looks back on the altercation and questions where his head was at during the incident. "My thoughts is like, ‘Why did it happen?’" he revealed. "Like, ‘What was I thinking? What is wrong with you?’ That’s what I’m thinking with myself.“
Later Chris admitted that that it was “just anger” that led him to attack Rihanna while they rode in his car early February 8. "Young people, we do before we think," he told MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway.
Now the embattled singer is focusing on how to repair his public image and move past that infamous night. To see what else he had to say, watch “Chris Brown: The Interview” when it airs Friday, November 6, at 6 p.m. EST on MTV.
– Sonya Eskridge
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