Rihanna: Breezy Assault Made My Music "Edgy"
RiRi talks Chris Brown & how she’s "shocked" by her dad's behaviour...
Speaking to Vogue magazine, RiRi claims that the incident gave her music an edge that it never had before, explaining: "It actually gave me a lot of liberation. What I mean is, I was able to tap into the personal part of my music. I started to tell stories through my music that were actually my stories."
"My album before that, there was still a little bit of protection, there was still an innocence to me. And what that time in my life did was kind of wake people up - it's not all a bed of roses. My life is like yours."
The 23-year old continued: "It made me look at the world in a much bigger way because my life was suddenly superduper magnified; all eyes were on me. I needed that in my life to know how to say, 'F**k off!'"
"To know how to keep my head high even in the worst of situations. I keep using the word unapologetic, but there's a freedom that has come with all of that. Where you feel like you don't have to make an excuse for being yourself."
The S&M star, who has also made history by becoming the youngest ever black woman to appear on the cover of Vogue, then criticised her father for his "bizarre" behaviour following Breezy's attack, stating that she was shocked he sold his story.
The Barbadian beauty stated: "My dad went to the press and just told them a bunch of lies, because he hadn't talked to me after... that whole thing,"
"He never called to find out how I was doing, if I was alive, nothing. He just never called. He went straight to the press and got a cheque."
The Rude Boy hitmaker added: "It's really strange. You grow up with your father, you know him, you are part of him, for goodness sake! And then he does something so bizarre that I can't begin to wrap my mind around it."
"You hear these horror stories about people going behind people's backs and doing strange things, but you always think, 'Not my family. My father would never do that to me.'"