Singer Rihanna confessed she felt embarrassed about the situation she got herself into and the type of person she actually fell in love with in an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer for Good Morning America on Thursday (November 5).
The singer also admitted that she went back to her abusive boyfriend Chris Brown, who also gave a tell-all interview to air on MTV (watch video), eight to nine times before the incident that stole her privacy and completely changed her life. Rihanna finally left Chris when she realized the impact her decision could have in other womenâ€™s lives since her story of abuse became public.
“When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn’t be responsible … If Chris never hit me again, who’s to say that their boyfriend won’t … kill these girls? These are young girls. I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls until that happened. It was a wake-up call for me, big time, especially when I took myself out of the situation,” Rihanna says emotionally.
She also offers advice to “any girl who is going through domestic violence: Don’t react off of love. F love. To come out of the situation and look at it third-person and for what it really is, you then make your decision. Because love is so blinding.”
This interview is revealing and emotional. For the first time Rihanna spoke up about what happened, what she went through and how she feels in an attempt to set a good example for other women victim of abuse â€“ it is not easy but â€˜F love!â€™ The complete Rihanna interview will air on ABC’s ’20/20′ on Friday night (November 6).
Rihanna On Good Morning America Video Below