Rihanna and Chris Brown Back Together: RiRi Moving To London To Escape Breezy?
It looks like Rihanna may have finally had enough when it comes to Chris Brown and the drama surrounding their much criticized on-again-off-again relationship. Now it turns out that the R&B star will be retreating to London for the summer where she's lined up a few concerts and is overseeing a new reality show, far away from Chris Brown and his current girlfriend Karrueche Tran. Reuters

Pop star Rihanna has shocked fans by revealing that she has no plans to stop contact with her violent ex, Chris Brown.

The 24-year-old singer made the frank admission during an interview with Elle magazine, in which she insisted that her controversial friendship with Brown would continue to flourish.

She said: "I respect what other people have to say. The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently... It's very hard for me to accept, but I get it.

"People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that's all right. I don't hate them for it... I'm still going to do what I want to do."

She even went as far as to say that the 2009 assault was a "liberation" that made her stronger.

"It gave me guns... I was like, well, f**k. The [public] know more about me than I want them to know. It's embarrassing. But that was my opening.

"That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. I wanted people to know who I am. Whatever they take that to be, good or bad, I just want them to know the truth.

"It's like, one less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don't have anything to hide," she added.

The former lovers, who dated for two years, parted ways in 2009 following Brown's brutal assault on RiRi after a pre-Grammy bash.

Rihanna's comments come amid speculation that she is rebelling against her management, which has banned her from seeing the 22-year-old R&B singer.

The couple sparked rumours of a reconciliation when they recently collaborated on two tracks, with Brown featuring on Rihanna's Birthday Cake and she returning the favour on his Turn Up the Music.