Rihanna spoke candidly to Diane Sawyer about falling in love with Chris Brown and the fallout of the February assault in her first sit-down interview since the incident. In the portions of the interview that aired Friday (November 6) on “Good Morning America,” the singer blamed the intensity of their relationship on the fact that they were best friends first.
“He was definitely my first big love,” Rihanna said. “We were best friends, so we fell in love with each other. To fall in love with your best friend it can be scary because the emotions get… the best of you,” she explained. “We just fell really fast, [and] the more in love we became the more dangerous we became for each other, equally dangerous, 'cause it was a bit of an obsession almost.
“We were just friends; we always played,” she continued, explaining why, even after the assault, they briefly reconciled. “The love doesn't go away right away. He didn't accept that very well. He obviously … didn't want us to be apart, but I know how to make a decision for me.”