RED-HOT Rihanna reveals her rosy new outlook on life.
For the sexy singing sensation says she’s finally “free” from vicious ex-boyfriend. Sprawled seductively on a bed of flowers in skimpy undies, ravishing Rihanna shows how much she’s blossomed since falling victim to the horrific attack by beast Brown last year.
The 22-year-old Umbrella star said: “Sometimes when you’re on the inside of a relationship like that, you can’t see it clearly for what it is. “I left – it was the best feeling. It was so freeing.”
But the Barbados-born beauty struggles with past decisions, especially after swearing never to let a man touch her after seeing her mum Monica suffer domestic violence.
She confessed: “I witnessed it happening to my mum and I said I would never let that happen to me – and then it was happening. “Now, when I look back, it bugs me out that I couldn’t see it for what it was.”
R&B singer Brown, 21, attacked Rihanna in his car in Los Angeles. He was sentenced to five years probation, a year-long domestic violence programme and 180 days of community service.
She added: “Before that, I was just a little girl from the island, singing pop music. It was easy to think I didn’t have a problem in the world. Then all of a sudden, boom! Everybody realises that I do have problems.”
But Rihanna says that dark period is finally behind her, adding: “It made me strong. It’s a moment in my life I wish would disappear.
“In my head, it’s gone.”
In an interview for the January edition of style mag GQ, chart- topper Rihanna asked for her fans not to pity her. “I have too much pride,” she admitted. “I’d never let anyone see me cry. I don’t want you to remember me for that.”
Rihanna, whose latest album Loud is No2 in the UK charts, also thinks her sexy image may annoy people.
She said: “Girls don’t like to see other girls dressed sexy. I get that. People see my ass out and my boobs out, so it can get a little irritating.”
Well, petal, we love taking a peek at your perennials.
For the full interview and more pictures, see January’s issue of GQ, on sale from Thursday.