R&B star Rihanna says she does not hate her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
The “Umbrella” hitmaker opened up about dealing with the aftermath of the infamous Brown assault in 2009, which also resulted in a makeup and then final breakup, reported E!Online.
“I don’t hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We’re not friends, but it’s not like we’re enemies. We don’t have much of a relationship now,” she said.
“I was that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. Maybe I’m the person who’s almost the guardian angel to this person, to be there when they’re not strong enough, when they’re not understanding the world, when they just need someone to encourage them in a positive way and say the right thing.”
Rihanna admitted that she got back with Breezy after the assault because she thought she could change him.
“A hundred percent. I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after… But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy.
“You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you—because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give.”