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Friday, November 6, 2009

Rihanna talks forgiveness


First of all, I do realize the Riahnna and Chris Brown fiasco has saturated the media lately. However, when someone sits down with Diane Sawyer, you don’t want to miss it—especially when that someone is a musical superstar who's dealing with an issue that hits home for many us.

Rihanna talked candidly with the ABC’s “Good Morning America” host this morning about the violent incident that happened last February. She told Sawyer “there was no person [there] when I looked at him” and Brown had “no soul in his eyes.”

An admittedly tumultuous relationship, Rihanna’s “first big love” turned hazardous.

“The more in love we became, the more dangerous we became for each other—equally as dangerous,” she said.

Rihanna said the confrontation was ignited when she confronted Brown about a text message she saw from another woman. “I wouldn’t drop it,” she said… and while Brown was biting and punching her, she just kept thinking “When will it stop?”

Brown was eventually charged with a felony and sentenced to five year’s probation, six months of community labor and a year of domestic violence counseling after pleading guilty to felony assault.

Maybe for most people it’s easy to essentially “forgive and forget” Brown’s actions, but I find it hard to simply excuse blatantly beating another human being. Apparently, though, Rihanna is more forgiving than I am.

She told Sawyer she wasn’t bitter about the incident, and that she still cared for Brown.

“I actually love and care about him and I’m concerned about him doing well. I want him to do well—have a great career, have a great life, and grow up. Just take this as something that you had to go through to grow up and learn.”

Check out 20/20 on ABC tonight for more of the interview.

--Ashley Thompson

Currently listening to “Play On” by Carrie Underwood
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