"All I kept thinking was, 'When is it going to stop? She admitted Brown threatened to kill her, as well, but she told Sawyer he "was saying it to scare me." "At that point, I just didn't know what could happen," she continued. "It's important for young women to know this is not a sign of love," she urged."Violence, controlling behavior and abusive behavior is not love." Rihanna's decision to return to Brown confused many once evidence of the assault became public.The Barbadian-born beauty - who had hits with "Umbrella" and "Disturbia" - and Brown were cozying up at one of hip-hop honcho Sean (Diddy) Combs' homes on Miami Beach's Star Island, People magazine said on its Web site. They care for each other," an unidentified source gushed to the magazine.
"I said to myself, 'I'm never gonna date someone like my dad,' " Rihanna told Sawyer.The singer said her father even broke her mother's nose.Rihanna painted the picture of her and Brown's early days together as filled with happiness."Even if Chris never hit me again, who is to say that their boyfriend won't?" Rihanna said during the interview, calling her decision to reconcile with Brown "selfish." "Who's to say that they won't kill these girls?"It escalated into him being violent toward me, and it was ugly," she said, clearing her throat. She said she wanted to protect Brown, as fans were turning against him. She said she didn't, but she actually resented him.Rihanna confirmed to Sawyer information previously detailed in the police report. She said she was also choked, but not to the point of near unconsciousness, although she said she did have trouble breathing. But Rihanna was conflicted even as she attempted to reassure Brown. According to her, this was the point where she realized she had to end their relationship. Michelle Callahan told MTV News it's important for victims to get to the point where they must recognize it's time to leave.MTV reports that the 26-year-old reluctantly addressed his on-going beef with Brown, before finally admitting to dating Rihanna, when he told "Keep It Thoro" host Elliot Wilson: "Don't ask me sh*t about that man when I come up there and leave that man alone.Stop preying on his insecurities," Drake said referencing Brown.These are young girls, and I just didn't realize how much of an impact I had on these girls' lives until that happened.It was a wake-up call." Sawyer asked Rihanna about the leaked image of her, battered and bruised, that appeared online after her assault.