RiRi’s Crazy In — And Out — Of Love
Get the 411 on Rihanna’s love philosophy in 12 memorable quotes.
And now they’re at it again. Just two months after her public confession that they were back on (officially), RiRi's spouting cryptic brokenhearted love musings during her concert, while Brown is out flirting with other women, supposedly.
Well, Rihanna sure has a way with keeping us guessing about her philosophy on love and men. But, hey, we love that she’s open about it.
Listen up, Breezy, hear what RiRi thinks about the four letter word — straight from the horse's mouth (and through some of our favorite Rihanna Instagram pics over the years.)
1. April 2013
“How many of you are in love? How many of you hate love? How many of you don't f***ing understand it? I'm in that group," Rihanna said on stage at the Staples Center Monday.
2. January 2013
Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can't be men.3. January 2013
— Rihanna (@rihanna) January 11, 2013
“I believe in second chances, I just don't think everyone deserves them,” she vented on Twitter. “There comes a time in like where you walk away from all the drama and people who create it," she added in a posting. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting up is living.”
Never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes — Rihanna (@rihanna) December 13, 2012
5. December 2012
"Examine what you tolerate," "Goodbye muthaf**ker,” and “You give, you get, then you give it the f**k back,” she wrote on Twitter and posted a pic on Instagram with the caption, "Being single sucks. The only thing I get to do is whatevr the f**k I want to do."
6. December 2012
"I like to feel like a woman I have to be in control in every other aspect of my life, so I feel like in a relationship, like I wanted to be able to take a step back and have somebody else take the lead,” she told GQ. "Love makes you go places you probably wouldn't ever go, had it not been for love. But I think everybody still has their limits."
"My favorite thing to do is just stay on the couch and watch TV. I love Breaking Amish right now," she said on Ellen.
8. November 2012
“Love isn’t complicated, people are,” she posted on Instagram.
9. August 2012
“The hardest is being lonely… the loneliest is for me as an individual I have a thing where I don’t want people to think I’m weak or as a victim so I don’t like to tell people when I’m going through something,” she confessed to Oprah.
10. July 2012
"[I'm] rebellious through my music, through my fashion, tattoos, and my hair. I have been conservative in my love life. ... It's pretty much nonexistent," Rihanna told Harper's Bazaar. "If I come across someone who I find really cool, I'll hang out. But the minute I find that we're getting too close I just -- I don't let people in. "When I was in love, I fell so hard. I was really, really, really in love. The way it made me feel was priceless. And in a blink of an eye, my whole life changed," Rihanna added. "Everything that I knew was different. I never thought I'd feel that pain in my life. I'm afraid of feeling that again."
“I’m not necessarily happy being single. It’s not really that cool,” she told Ellen. “It sucks but it is, what it is. “It [work] definitely affects my personal life. My personal life is pretty much non-existent. Which is not good, not for the long run. Not for me, not for ‘her’ [as she points, well… down there]. It’s not fun. That’s why I stay on Twitter a lot. So I can conversate with my fans. Because I don’t get any booty calls.”
12. July 2011
“I’m open to love. But guys should have to earn it. Because the minute they get it, they want something else," she told Cosmopolitan U.K. “Men are like hunters; they like the chase. So you have to keep ’em guessing. Actually, I’m like that too. I get bored quickly. So if someone can make me laugh, that’s the best.”
Click on the gallery above to see our fave RiRi/Brown (at least we think she's teasing us with some Breezy cameos) in her Instagram pics.
What RiRi quote do you agree with most? Tell us what you think below.