He and the “Umbrella” songstress first hooked up in 2007 and seemed inseparable until the 2009 Grammys, where Rihanna didn’t make it to the show after Brown assaulted her.
This would lead a number of trips to court for Brown, as well having a number of sponsorships, commercial ventures, and awards shows drop him.
“I decided it was more important for me to be happy and I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that,” she tells the magazine, which has an excerpt of the story available here.
There is some social media flirting but details about their relationship, or if they are actually together, are unclear.
They’ve recorded new music together and have shared intimate photos online, but Rihanna hasn’t fully opened up about her reconciliation with boyfriend Chris Brown – until now.
(The issue is on newsstands nationwide Friday.) “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s Rihanna also reveals that even though they broke up following the assault, she still had feelings for him.
“So when that s–– came back, it hit me like a ton of bricks. But I got real with myself, and I just couldn’t bury what I felt.” RELATED: Taylor Swift, Rihanna and fun.