Posted by: Brooke Lynn Carter | November 3, 2009

Rihanna’s Road to Recovery

Rihanna's upcoming album "Rated R" is coming soon. As we all know Rihanna has been through a great deal of pain, ridicule and expoitation in these last few months since her incident with singer hris Brown in February. Now she is back with a vengance for success. She recently opened up with Glamour magazine about her reaction to the media frenzy over her situation and how she is recovering. Here are a few snippets from the article:

When asked what was the most valuable peice of advice she has ever received from JayZ:

Rihanna: In the beginning of my career, he said, “You must be a good person, because good things are happening for you, but you have to stay humble.” One thing that intrigued me about him was that he was such a huge artist and really down-to-earth. I felt like if he was saying this, it must work.

About how she has coped with the events of this year:

Rihanna: My friends and family have been extremely supportive, and everyone has been there for me. But at some point you are there alone. It’s a lonely place to be—no one can understand. That’s when you get close to God.

About her battered photos being leaked to the public by the police:

Rihanna: It was humiliating; that is not a photo you would show to anybody. I felt completely taken advantage of. I felt like people were making it into a fun topic on the Internet, and it’s my life. I was disappointed, especially when I found out the photo was [supposedly leaked by] two women.

The Aftermath:

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On the message she would like to leave other women involved in domestic violence:

Rihanna: Domestic violence is a big secret. No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can’t tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don’t dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It’s one of the things we [women] will hide, because it’s embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.

Rihanna is a beautiful woman inside and out, we wish her the best, and we know she is destined for more success!




  1. Glad she’s speaking up. Her story might help someone else.

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