Rihanna: ‘I felt like Britney Spears’

November 4th, 2009 // 37 Comments

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!

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  1. Nick

    She will never be as infamous as Britney Spears

  2. McBiff

    Nah you were never as popular

  3. mean person

    I am going to put it out there…she is odd looking from haircut to her webbed feet.

  4. Natalie

    What the hell is she wearing? I’ve never understood why it is acceptable to wear a bustier as a shirt. Especially one that so obviously just looks like a plain bra.

  5. FACE

    This beech is famous foe getting her ass whipped – nothing else. I am sick of it.

  6. Jon

    Nice boobage.

  7. kitty

    that outfit is not attractive in the least

  8. Jon

    Anything that showcases the tata’s will appeal to at least 50% of the population. So it can’t be that bad.

  9. Worst dream ever.

  10. Without the “incident” most of us would have absolutely zero idea who she was. She knows that beating was the best thing to ever happen to her career.

  11. Dave

    In the interest of science, I would voluntarily feel her to verify if her perception of Ms. Spears is correct.

  12. It could be worse…she could have woken up looking like Britney Spears.

  13. IKE

    Is this at Mardi Gras??
    I got some beads for ya Rihanna!!

  14. Randal(l)

    I get that same feeling. Why, just this morning I woke up naked in a haze with cheetos dust all over my face, and an empty bucket of KFC placed over my junk.

    Randal(l)

  15. mamamiasweetpeaches

    “It has taught me so much……”

    Yeah. like, DONT HIT A MAN. HE MAY JUST HIT YOU BACK.

  16. richard

    fugly, terrible music, next!

  17. Christina

    #10- Are you fucking kidding me? Rihanna has had TONS of hits in only a few years and since the Chris Brown incident I don’t think she’s done much as far as her career goes. I mean, she has a new album coming out but she hasn’t been releasing tons of singles. She was already a huge success. Not saying I particularly like her music, but you can’t deny her success as a musician prior to this shit. Just because she appeals to a specific audience (young) doesn’t mean no one has heard of her. Maybe you only heard of her with this shit but she’s been damn successful for several years. And to act like her being fucking beaten has any positives is fucking disgusting.

    I’m glad that, despite the constant objectification and sexualization on this site, the writer at least sometimes makes serious statements about serious issues, like that abused women are NOT at fault for what happens to them.

  18. Let the music do the talking. please.

  19. Necklaces are blouses now? Huh.

    -meream

  20. um

    @17

    This writer is actually a good guy. He loves women. HE doesn’t verbally abuse them. But don’t go to Drunken Stepfather, whatever you do.

  21. dude

    Rihanna, release your sex tape or stfu

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  23. bmose

    Looks like Mr T had a yard sale.

  24. Laura

    fahtom…. you mean fathom?

  25. “people can learn from that”? She was holed up at Diddy’s with her attacker in the days following her beating! How is that an example to follow?

  26. shes looking pretty hot, but i think she needs a couple more necklaces!!

  27. danny

    @3 : does she really have webbed feet? Cuz I’ve often wondered why she’s always wearing klunky footwear: I assumed she had ugly feets. Too bad, she’s very attractive otherwise.

  28. danny

    @3 : does she really have webbed feet? Cuz I’ve often wondered why she’s always wearing clunky footwear: I assumed she had ugly feets. Too bad, she’s very attractive otherwise.

  29. danny

    @3 : does she really have webbed feet? Cuz I’ve often wondered why she’s always wearing clunky footwear: I assumed she had ugly feets. Too bad, she’s very attractive otherwise.

  30. Christina

    @#20- Yeah, I know, Drunken Stepfather fucking sucks. I went there once and it was so fucked up. It’s just some bitter pathetic guy verbally abusing women for doing nothing terrible things like grabbing a coffee or going for a walk. It isn’t funny, it serves no purpose, and it just fucking sucks. I wish this site would stop linking to it.

  31. Kangaroo

    She’s not hot at all. Looks like half the women i see at Walmart.

  32. Ricard

    “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 “YES”. ”

    There, corrected it for you.

  33. MattCollins

    It’s actually spelled “fathom”

  34. Tee

    If Ray Charles and Mr. T had a baby, it would like this piece of trash.

  35. majeeda

    I just wish she would go away! why she wait so late to go on 20/20
    I don`t like her anymore

  36. Yes, I know, sucks Damned drunken stepfather. I went there once and it was so fucked up. This is just some bitter pathetic nothing orally grabbing a coffee or going for a walk to things like the horrible guy abusing women. It’s not funny, it serves no purpose, and it is just useless crap. I wish this site would stop linking to it.

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