Bajan pop princess Rihanna recently opened up about her public split up with ex boyfriend Chris Brown.

Rihanna and Brown relationship made the headlines in February 2009 when he assaulted her before she was due to perform at the prestigious Grammy Awards. Chris was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months’ community labour after admitting punching, biting and choking Rihanna in his car.

Their relationship didn’t survive the attack, although Rihanna admits splitting up from the 21-year-old was tough.

RiRi revealed to Marie Claire magazine that she woke up one day knowing she had recovered from the incident.

“I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different.”

“I didn’t feel lonely. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling.”

‘God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, “What did I do to deserve this?” Why was it backfiring on me?’ she says in an emotional interview in the latest issue of UK Marie Claire

‘I was very lost. I have to say I felt really confused. I hate talking about it but it was really crazy because I felt so out of touch with myself and when that happens.’

‘It’s scary because nothing you say or do feels like it’s you,’ Rihanna says through tears. ‘You just lose touch of everything that you love and everything that you would normally do; how you would dress or how you would say something.

Rihanna feels she has come out of the experience a stronger woman, and is in a far happier place today than she was at the start of last year. The singer says even those around her have remarked how much more positive she seems now.

“I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do.

“People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up,” she enthused.

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