Rihanna on Chris Brown Backlash: I Do What I Want!

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Rihanna, in the new issue of Elle, has a message for all haters giving her a hard time about collaborating with Chris Brown again: She could give a flying ...

Yeah. Despite a shocking attack suffered at the hands of her then-boyfriend, Rihanna recorded new music - two remixes - with Brown earlier this year.

The backlash came hard and fast. But she does not care.

Rihanna Elle Magazine Cover

“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it," she said of the negative reaction to working with Chris.

"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.”

Anyone at all surprised? Didn't think so.

Regarding the breakup with Chris and the media scrutiny that followed his arrest three years ago, Rihanna says it was terrible ... and yet empowering.

"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.”

"It gave me guns."

Rihanna in Elle
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@JuliaC Who says it's "hate". Did you ever think folks see this woman for what she really is and are expounding upon it? I'm afraid you need to swallow hard because folks aren't gonna change and they aren't going to accept your label of "haters" either!

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YOU GUYS GET OVER HER AND CHRIS BROWN! People who still want to talk shit about it are classifeid as harsh people with no lifes. And be in control? Thats bullshit. She is trying to get her point across that all she is doing is making a couple of songs with him, not trying to make him do this or do that. And why is she trashy? Do you want to know whose trashy? Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, people like that. Rihanna can sing and act but people want to prasie the talentless losers. Rihanna has talent. I would like to see all of the haters take their asses up their and sing or act. HATERS GOING TO HATE.

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Dear Rihanna, It is great and all that you "do what you want" because you are entitled to that. However, you are setting women back 50 years by taking back a man that didn't just hit you, he beat the dog crap out of you. You have your options: a) Do what you want and let men control you or b) use your fame to stand up for battered women everywhere. It's your choice (and your career).

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She is just so nasty. Trashy. She wants to be her own woman and be in control when in reality she just looks like a kid playing dressup, changing her hair every other day, looking like a hooker in all those cheap whore looking clothes! Grow up! Do what you wanna do, but be a lady. As for chris brown, hes trash who will drag her down again and again. Abusive piece of shit. Move on and be classy, not trashy

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Dose people deserve 2b 2geda.let dem get a life.True love will never end.dose 2 love each ada deep down.Nobody is perfect in dis earth.leave dose kids do wat they want.Chris invite Rihanna at ur place.People r jst destroyes not builders.U luk gud in in dose videos

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this girl is an S&M big fan for sure! let her be and she'll end up dead in his hand! what a waste!

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Can we say publicity whore. She has been milkin' this cow for a couple years now. Why would anyone want to be around someone who hit them? I speak from experience. It seems like she has some sick problem. But good for her for recognizing a publicity op.

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Whoever comment that Chris need to beat Rihanna azz, need to go jump off a building asap.

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People need to stop trying to blame Chris for Rihanna own doing. This girl need help! Chris have already move on with his life and found a new girl friend. Why can't Rihanna keep moving on? Chris is only kool with Rihanna because he know that she need help.

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What ppl don't get is that.....Rihanna is NOT going to change her colours for anybody, that's all folks.

Rihanna Biography

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Saint Michael, Barbados
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Robyn Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna Quotes

I get asked about it all the time and I’m like, You’re asking, but you know the answer. I don’t even like to address it anymore.

Rihanna [on rumors that she dated Jay-Z]

Sometimes you just need your privacy. But it comes with the territory. There's no privacy when you are out in the public.

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