Charlotte Hannah
August 20, 2012

Rihanna ‘Still Loves’ Chris Brown

Based on the preview of Oprah’s interview with Rihanna on Next Chapter that was released last week, we already knew that RiRi still has feelings for Chris Brown. But since the interview aired last night, we now know that her feelings go much deeper than we expected.

As in, she still loves him.

The singer opened up during the intimate chat with the talk show legend, discussing her difficult childhood and abusive father, how it feels to be famous, and her famous beating at the hands of Chris Brown. It seems that the latter is what everyone’s talking about – no doubt because her feelings about her abuser are so shocking.

“I was more concerned about him,” said the 24-year-old of her emotions after the assault.

Of the way their relationship currently stands, Rihanna had something even more unsettling to say.

“We built up a trust again. And that’s it. We love each other and we probably always will.”

It’s difficult not to interpret Rihanna’s words as those of a victim of abuse who refuses to blame her abuser and instead, shoulders some of the blame herself. But perhaps it shows that Rihanna has the strength to ‘forgive and forget’.

What do you think? Is Rihanna’s decision to forgive Chris Brown a sign of strength or an indication that she is trapped in the cycle of an abusive relationship?