Rihanna on Chris Brown: ‘Now That We’re Adults We Can Do This Right’

By ABC News

Mar 4, 2013 10:45am

Rihanna has defended her relationship with Chris Brown in the April issue of Elle UK.

The singer reportedly told the magazine that Brown, who assaulted her four years ago, has matured and is a changed man.

“Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable,” she said. “Now that we’re adults we can do this right.  We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.

“You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don’t want to let go of it.  I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”

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Rihanna, 25, doesn’t consider herself to be a victim.  She said that the gun tattoo on the right side of her torso is a symbol of empowerment she got soon after that 2009 incident.

“Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life,” she said. “Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No.”

The “Stay” singer notes, “That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”

While she might not believe herself to be a victim, there is one thing Rihanna definitely wants to be: a mom.  When questioned about where she sees herself in five years, the singer responds, “I will probably have a kid.”

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