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Rihanna Explains Chris Brown’s Second Chance in Rolling Stone Cover Story

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The cover line featured on this week’s Rolling Stone reads “Rihanna: Crazy in Love.” The Bajan bombshell graces the cover of the reputable magazine, fresh-faced with her honey brown hair cascading over one eye.

The story, written by contributing editor Josh Eels, will touch on topics like the pop star’s November 2012 777 multi-country promotional tour, which garnered mixed responses from the fans, bloggers and journos who were invited to schlep across Europe with the international pop star.

But of course, a Rihanna cover story is apparently nothing without a couple juicy — yet somehow vague — references to her ex-boyfriend (?) Chris Brown. “We value each other,” the 24-year-old tells Rolling Stone. “We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.” She also hints at their official relationship status with this statement: “I decided it was more important for me to be happy.”

Rihanna goes on to explain how no one was going to stand in the way of her happiness. “I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that,” she reveals. “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

So how does she feel about giving Brown a second chance at her love despite their 2009 domestic violence incident? “He doesn’t have the luxury of f—ing up again,” RiRi states. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”

The full interview hits newsstands Jan. 31.

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