RiRi on Reconciling with Chris: ‘Even If It’s a Mistake, It’s My Mistake’ (VIDEO)

Rihanna in 'Complex'
The singer dodges questions about Chris Brown.
Despite the public backlash, Rihanna has no regrets about her reconciliation with Chris Brown.

While she’s remained mum on their troublesome relationship, the Barbados native is finally opening up about her reason to take Brown back.

“I wasn’t going to let anybody’s opinion get in the way of that,” she said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “Even if it’s a mistake, it’s my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I’d rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it.”

Their controversial reunion has raised eyebrows and ignited a number of headlines, nearly four years after Brown physically assaulted the “Diamonds” singer after attending a 2009 pre-Grammy party together.

Although they cut ties shortly afterward, the pair put the past behind them and started seeing each other again.

“When you add up the pieces from the outside, it’s not the cutest puzzle in the world,” she added.”You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about s***. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.”

Rihanna may be ready to forgive, but she hasn’t forgotten the events of that brutal evening — even admitting her plans to leave if Brown’s violent behavior returns.

“He doesn’t have the luxury of f***ing up again,” she admitted. “That’s just not an option. I can’t say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I’m pretty solid in the knowing that he’s disgusted by that. And I wouldn’t have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility.”

Most recently, the pair have been cruising through the streets of Los Angeles, posting salacious Instagram photos and canoodling courtside at Lakers home games.

Meanwhile, Brown is back on the defense following an alleged altercation with fellow R&B singer Frank Oceanover a parking spot in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

For more on Rihanna’s interview, pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands Friday, Jan. 31.

Tell us: What do you think of Rihanna’s decision to take Chris back? Is the public scrutiny over their relationship fair or unfair? Sound off in the comments.

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