A portion of Rihanna‘s 20/20 interview with Dianne Sawyer aired on Good Morning America this morning amidst all the hoopla about it being in her first televised interview since being battered by former boyfriend Chris Brown. In an emotional sit down with Dianne Sawyer, Rih Rih explains how she feels obligated to speak out about the incident in hopes of letting other women going through the same situations know they are not alone:
“There are a lot of women who experienced what I did, but not in public. I just felt like ‘Oh my God, here goes my little bit of privacy. Here I am the whole world knowing.'”
The pop star said how it was “embarrassing” that Brown was the type of person she fell in love with.
So far in love. So unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience…
Pop sensation Rihanna is speaking out about the night her then-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her, saying it was “humiliating” and “traumatizing” to admit the assault took place and that it was “wrong” that she went back to Brown afterwards.“It was a wake-up call. It was a wake-up call for me. Big time,” Rihanna told “Good Morning America’s” Diane Sawyer in her first television interview discussing the assault. “I will say that to any young girl who is going through domestic violence, don’t react off of love. F love. Come out of the situation and look at it in the third person and for what it really is.”
The full interview airs on ABC’s 20/20 tomorrow night (November 6). Check local listings for times.