Today, Rihanna’s comments from a 2012 interview about her relationship with Chris Brown resurfaced. In this interview, the ‘Umbrella’ singer spoke about their bonds post the 2009 fiasco where Brown assaulted her. The audio of the interview was republished as an episode of “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast on Wednesday.
For the unversed, Chris Brown had brutally assaulted Rihanna in 2009 after they got into a fight in his car. The ‘Loyal’ singer was arrested as a result of the incident. On the night of the assault, the ex-couple were returning from a pre-Grammy awards party. The ‘We Found Love’ singer had to cancel her performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards after sustaining visible injuries.
Three years after the assault, Rihanna while in conversation with Oprah Winfrey in her hometown of Barbados, opened up about Chris Brown and how she still loved her former flame. In this resurfaced interview, the ‘Take A Bow’ singer said that she and Brown were working on rebuilding their relationship.
Rihanna said, “We’ve been working on our friendship again.” She continued, “Now we’re very, very close friends. We’ve built up a trust again… We love each other and we probably always will. And that’s not something we’re ever going to change. That’s not something you can shut off, if you’ve ever been in love.”
The ‘Rude Boy’ singer added, “I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love. And I see that he loved me the same way… it’s not even about us being together. I truly love him. So the main thing for me is that he is at peace. I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy, or he’s still lonely.”
During the interview, Rihanna also said, “He’s in a relationship of his own. I’m single but we have maintained a very close friendship ever since the restraining order has been dropped.”
In a 2017 documentary ‘Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life’, the singer revealed that the couple already had a violent relationship. He also admitted that Rihanna no longer trusted him after he admitted to having a fling with a woman he used to work with. The fight resulted as the said woman was present art pre-Grammy award party.