The ‘Talk That Talk’ star’s interview on Winfrey’s Next Chapter programme, which will be broadcast in full tomorrow evening, has attracted widespread attention this week after it was revealed she would discuss her controversial relationship with Brown in detail on the show.
Rihanna’s relationship with Brown ended after he attacked her on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009 and was subsequently sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labour. The pair sparked controversy after they teamed up for a remix of Rihanna’s track ‘Birthday Cake’ earlier this year, however, and their relationship has become the source of much speculation amidst rumours that they may be about to rekindle their romance.
Last week (August 11), it was reported that Rihanna tells Oprah that Brown’s attack had been “embarrassing” and “humiliating” during the interview, but also said that she “felt protective” of him following the incident and described it as a “mistake”.
Now, in the latest clip to surface, she says of her memories of Brown:
I’m reminded of a lot of good things. A lot of good memories. The slightest things… hotel rooms, tour venues, any little thing. Music, songs. I do miss him at times.
Previously, Rihanna has defended her decision to work with Brown again by insisting she didn’t think their collaboration would be a problem, and also claimed that her personal relationship with the singer is a private matter. Her association with Brown has drawn criticism from some quarters, however – in recent months, both her former church pastor and domestic violence experts have warned the singer not to become too close to her former flame.
Earlier this week (August 13), it was reported that Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ LP had taken the top spot in the Official UK Album Chart with the lowest sales for a UK Number One album since recent records began.