Rihanna Claims She Needed That Beat Down from Chris Brown

October 5, 2015

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.”