"It's not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can't just dismiss it like it wasn't anything, or I don't take it seriously," she reflected. You would not even believe it," she joked of the constant rumors surrounding her love life.
"But, for me, and anyone who's been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less than 200 times, is like… It didn't sit well with me." Though her public persona is notoriously raunchy at times, Rihanna told the mag that she's much more conservative than most lead on. “I’m serious, hand to God.” PHOTOS: Rihanna through the years In fact, she personally cannot have sex for fun. I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing.
Her mother is of Afro-Guyanese descent and her father has Afro-Barbadian and English/Irish/Scottish ancestry (known as "Redlegs" in the Caribbean).
Rihanna lived the life of a normal island girl going to Combermere, a top sixth form school.
in its November 2015 cover story about her past with Chris Brown, and why she got back together with the singer after he brutally assaulted her back in 2009. "That girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you — because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give." The two even collaborated together on multiple tracks, including "Put It Up." Meanwhile, Rihanna was aware of the public's reaction to their brief reunion from late 2012 to the summer of 2013 — and the state of her heart.