Rihanna is opening up about getting back together with abusive ex-BF Chris Brown and the impact on her public image. Whatever happens, she seems okay with it.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she tells Rolling Stone in a new interview. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way."
"If it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
It was nearly four years ago that Brown attacked her before the 2009 Grammy Awards, pleaded guilty to felony assault and was sentenced to probation.