In the December issue of Marie Clair UK, singer Rihanna says she doesn't regret the “traumatic experience” she went through a little over a year ago, while dating her ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown.
“God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, 'What did I do to deserve this?' Why was it backfiring on me?'” she recalls. “But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that's what God was giving to me.”
At the time, however, Rihanna says it was difficult to go through such a painful relationship in the public eye.
“All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down,” she says. “[But] once you're back on your feet — if you ever make it back on your feet — that's the ultimate achievement.”