As we reported yesterday, Rihanna has finally spoken out about the beating she took at the hands of her former boyfriend Chris Brown.
“I felt ashamed to have been involved with Chris Brown in the first place.” Rihanna told Diane Sawyer. “I was so far in love, so unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience.”
“But again … I’m a human being, and people put me on a very unrealistic pedestal. And all these expectations, I’m not perfect. Also it’s pretty natural for that to be the first reaction. … It’s completely normal to go back. You start lying to yourself. The minute the physical wounds go away you want this thing to go away. This is a memory you don’t want to have ever again.”
In case you missed it, the Rihanna 20/20 interview video as follows: