Rihanna on Chris Brown friendship: 'People are obsessed and it's not their business'
'Diamonds' superstar Rihanna has admitted that she feels as though the public are constantly scrutinizing her lifestyle and especially so when it comes to her newly-repaired relationship with former lover Chris Brown.
In the new issue of Vogue, she explains that as soon as her collaboration with Brown on 'Birthday Cake' hit the web she was met with an onslaught of criticism from people who didn't fully understand the situation and she was disheartened to think that it went beyong "a little shocking" to the public and became a huge controversy:
"I didn't think it could be anything detrimental to my career. I was on a tour bus ride between two cities, listening to my album, thinking, Oooh, maybe I should make this into a duet. And I started coming up with a bunch of people, and his name crossed my mind. I thought, We haven't made a song in so long together... it could be a little shocking."
She added: "To the world, I feel like there's no closure. There's some obsession that's continued even throughout when we weren't friends or couldn't be friends at all. Hated each other. The world hasn't let go. They haven’t seen any progress in our friendship, because they don’t see anything, really, besides the song."
"So now it's a bit of a fascination, I guess. I don't know if people will stop soon, but I feel like as soon as they have closure to it, they will. But they're not on the inside. They can't see what I see, unless they're sitting in my point of view. I guess I'll learn to accept that."
Watch behind-the-scenes footage from her Vogue cover shoot here:
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