That’s the last straw. Rihanna went off when an interviewer asked her about Chris Brown recently.
Rihanna’s tired of talking about Chris!
More than three years after her infamous fight with Breezy before the 2009 Grammys, RiRi is still getting asked about her former flame. This year alone, the pair have been linked up in a number of rumors that they could be rekindling a romance, but Rihanna and Chris really got people talking by releasing two songs together.
When a reporter at Esquire asked about remixes for "Birthday Cake" and "Turn Up the Music," Rihanna began to bristle and the interview took a turn for the worse. "Some love it; some hate it. Some love it but hate that we did it, but the response in the end has been incredible," Rihanna said of reactions to the songs.
"It caught me a little off-guard to be honest…especially the amount of…negative attention because it never occurred to me how this was a problem, you know. It really didn’t," she added. "I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music."
The interviewer then suggested that perhaps Rihanna received a bit of backlash from the songs because "some people felt it sent the wrong message." The reporter even pointed out that doing the songs fueled rumors that she and Chris were hooking up again and that she’s more or less gone back to the man that beat her up years ago. That’s when Rihanna got angry and things steeply went downhill.
"[I went back] In a completely professional environment. And on a complete professional note. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion," Rihanna stated. "And if I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when – if – that ever happens."
She added, "Until then, look at it for what it is. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid."
The reporter advocated for the public stating that its sometimes a little tough differentiate between the artist and their art. As another example, the journalist said that it was hard for people to see her as anything other than a victim of domestic violence when she did "Love The Way You Lie" with Eminem.
I know. And that’s how f-cked up society is. There’s a lot of sh-t y’all can’t get over," Rihanna snapped. "I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy sh-t.
Perhaps the Esquire reporter may have been better off asking RiRi about her single with Cold Play, "Princess of China." The group release a video for the song, where Rihanna sings about lost love and rocks some unbelievable costumes.