Rihanna covers “The Women in Music” issue of ELLE. The Bajan songstress have undeniably conquered music in a very short timespan. In the issue, the “We Found Love” singer openly discusses being beaten by Chris Brown and backlash from their reconciliation.
On her breakup with Chris Brown: “It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. 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.”
On the backlash over their reconciliation: “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.”
Other women of music highlighted in the issue include Kelly Clarkson, Azealia Banks, Lana Del Rey and Santigold. View more photos below!