Rihanna might have lessened her restraining order against Chris Brown, but that doesn’t mean they’re cool.
In the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone, Rihanna is rehashing what she went through in the days immediately following her infamous brawl with her ex-boyfriend in 2009.
“I put my guard up so hard. I didn’t want people to see me cry. I didn’t want people to feel bad for me,” Rihanna recalled. “It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, ‘I’m fine, I’m tough.’ I put that up until it felt real.”
Fast forward two years and the “S&M” singer decided that it was time to ease the court-ordered restrictions placed against her old flame. No matter what anyone says, Rihanna doesn’t regret allowing a judge to decrease the terms of Chris’ restraining order. She really couldn’t be less concerned with the public’s opinion on the matter.
“You can never please people,” Rihanna told Rolling Stone. “One minute I’m being too hard, and the next minute I’m a fool because I’m not being hard enough.”
Just because RiRi and Chris are now legally allowed to interact, don’t expect to see them chilling out any time soon–if at all!
“It doesn’t mean we’re gonna make up, or even talk again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge,” Rihanna explained. “We don’t have to talk again ever in my life. I just didn’t want to make it more difficult for him professionally.”
She added, “What he did to me was a personal thing. It had nothing to do with his career. Saying he has to be a hundred feet away from me, he can’t perform at awards shows, that definitely made it difficult for him. That was the only thing it was going to change, so I didn’t care.”
– Sonya Eskridge