in its November 2015 cover story about her past with Chris Brown, and why she got back together with the singer after he brutally assaulted her back in 2009. "That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. 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." The two even collaborated together on multiple tracks, including "Put It Up." Meanwhile, Rihanna was aware of the public's reaction to their brief reunion from late 2012 to the summer of 2013 — and the state of her heart.
Maybe I’m one of those people built to handle s–t like this. "If you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this,'" she dished.
It wasn't a problem because I knew that he could sing, and I knew how to make records." Brown ultimately chose Jive due to its successful work with then-young acts such as Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Brown stated, "I picked Jive because they had the best success with younger artists in the pop market, [...] I knew I was going to capture my African American audience, but Jive had a lot of strength in the pop area as well as longevity in careers." After being signed to Jive Records in 2004, Brown began recording his self-titled debut studio album in February 2005.
Months after the incident, Rihanna left a preliminary hearing at court in Los Angeles in June 2009.
"We just fell really fast, and the more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other -- equally as dangerous -- because it was a bit of an obsession," Rihanna said during a 2009 interview with Diane Sawyer.
"That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody. It has a little bit to do with fame and a lot to do with the woman that I am. This is my reality right now," the "American Oxygen" singer reflected, adding that she would "not [want a man] on a white horse. I’ve got too much on my plate, and I’m not even worried about it," she shared.
Here's a look back at their rocky relationship: Brown stood beside his lawyer, Mark Geragos, at court in Los Angeles in March 2009.I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. "It is lonely, but I have so much work to do that I get distracted. And I get fearful of relationships because I feel guilty about wanting someone to be completely faithful and loyal, when I can’t even give them 10 percent of the attention that they need.But what am I going to do — just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow? 1 songs, being kind of like America's sweetheart to being Public Enemy No."Now SNAPCHAT I know you already know you ain't my fav app out there!But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move.