Rihanna: ‘I’m back with Chris Brown’

Singer finally admits she's dating her controversial ex-boyfriend following months of rumours

Rihanna has finally openly admitted that she’s dating ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.

After months of rumours, recent duets and candid lyrics about her relationship with the rapper on her recent album ‘Unapologetic’ , the singer has come clean and said that she’s back with the controversial rapper. She told Rolling Stone: “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.”

The pair originally split in 2009 after Brown assaulted her, the night before the Grammy Awards. He pleaded guilty to assault and performed community service for six months, but he remains on probation for another year. Rihanna has now defended her ex-boyfriend and claims that he’s paid for his mistake.

She said:

He made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues. He’s paid so much. And I know that’s not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing.

Rihanna added: “When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world. 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 any more. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

Rumours that the pair had got back together have been circulating for months. Last September Brown and Rihanna were photographed kissing and hugging at the MTV Video Music Awards. Even her lyrics on the track ‘Nobody’s Business’: You’ll always be mine, sing it to the world/ Always be my boy, I’ll always be your girl, hinted that the pair were dating again.

Meanwhile, Brown has continued to cause controversy this week after brawling with Frank Ocean and comparing himself to Jesus on his Instagram account, which has now been made private after a public backlash.