Rihanna opens up to Glamour about the days after the night Chris Brown brutally beat her after a Pre-Grammys party in February:
It has taught me so much. I felt like I went to sleep as Rihanna and woke up as Britney Spears. That was the level of media chaos that happened the next day. It was like, What, there are helicopters circling my house? There are 100 people in my cul-de-sac? What do you mean, I can’t go back home?
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Look, I understand that an abusive experience like this does a number on a woman’s self-esteem. You start to think “Did I deserve this? Is this my fault?” which is a completely normal reaction even though the answer to both is an emphatic “no.” But equating yourself to Britney Spears? I can’t even fahtom going to a place that dark. Damn you, Chris Brown! Damn you to hell!