PHOTOS: Rihanna Responds To Rumors About Her Relationship With Chris Brown

Rihanna‘s rumored reunion and recent musical collaborations with abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown have raised no shortage of both eyebrows and concern. But while, until now, the singer has remained relatively mum about their relationship, she addresses the rumors and the criticism in the upcoming issue of ELLE.

In the May issue, the popstar sports a Versace skirt and jacket on the cover and wears fancy underthings by Jean Paul Gaultier, Only Hearts, and Fleur of England inside the glossy. She revealed that since everyone knows about her past with Brown, she has nothing else to hide:

“It gave me guns. I was like, well, f**k. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

But before we start judging (too late) and blogging (also too late), she explains that she doesn’t care what people think (shocker):

“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

Well, for what it’s worth (and that’s apparently not much), we still think Chris Brown is an asshole.

Check out images from Rihanna’s shoot below and read more about her interview over at


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