Rihanna may be happy and in love again, but looking back on her relationship with Chris Brown, she now realizes she ignored a lot of the warning signs.
Rihanna was left battered and bruised after an altercation with Brown back in February following Clive Davis' pre Grammy party. And looking back, she thinks that night could have been prevented.
She tells W magazine: “There were control issues, insecurity. When people are insecure they become very controlling and they can get very aggressive and in turn abusive. It doesn’t have to be physical.
“Like they would say bad stuff to you to make you feel lesser than them just so they would have control in the relationship. It takes a big toll on your emotions and on your everyday life. It changes you.”
Rihanna also revealed she was emotionally drained when she recorded latest album ‘Rated R’ because the break-up and the media attention surrounding their relationship has become too intense to deal with.
She said, “When I was making this album, every day I was in a different mood. Sometimes I was p***ed off, sometimes I was miserable, and every song brings out a different story.
“It’s still hard to listen to certain songs. Certain ones I couldn’t even record - I’d keep pushing them back. When the label finally said we had 12 hours to turn in the album, I was like, Okay, I have to record the last song. I just drank some red wine, dimmed the lights, got in the booth and sang it.'
Luckily Rihanna has since moved on from Chris Brown and is now dating Los Angeles Dodgers' star Matt Kemp. Chris on the other hand was found guilty of the assault and ordered to carry out 80 hours of community labor, 12 months of domestic violence counseling and five years probation.