Though it’s not officially due to hit newsstands until Friday, Rihanna’s Rolling Stone cover made an early appearance on Instagram today as well.
This is Rihanna’s second cover. The 23-year old pop diva made her first appearance back in April of 2011, click here for a trip down memory lane.
Stay tune for excepts. I’m sure they’ll leak any minute now.
Update: Rihanna’s cover story has been posted in its entirety on Rolling Stone’s official website.
It appears the interview deals mostly with her relationship with fellow pop boy Chris Brown, who as we all assaulted Rihanna almost four years.
Rihanna doen’t mince words and is very open about where she and Brown stand today.
Rihanna on those who say she is making a mistake by returning to a man who once beat her: “I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that. Even 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.”
Rihanna on how her relationship with Brown has changed: “You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”
Rihanna on Brown possibly being violent towards her again: “He doesn’t have the luxury of fucking up again. That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”