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Rihanna is on the cover of Elle this month rocking an edgy look with blonde hair and shaggy bangs.  Even though it happened years ago, Rihanna is still confronted by questions about the terrifying meltdown of her and Chris Brown’s relationship that culminated in a violent assault.  Here’s what she had to say about their break up:

“It gave me guns. I was like, well, fuck. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of bring it. […] Now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

There’s also been major backlash over their reconciliation (including recording two songs together).  Here’s what she had to say about the haters:

“The bottom line is that everyone thinks differently. It’s very hard for me to accept, but I get it. People end up wasting their time on the blogs or whatever, ranting away, and that’s all right. Because tomorrow I’m still going to be the same person. I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

Rihanna on having kids:
“It could be tomorrow. It could be 20 years from now. I just feel like when the time is right, God will send me a little angel. But first, of course, I have to find a man. I mean, there’s a very important missing piece to the puzzle here!”
On the total drought of good men out there:
“I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there. […] But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”
What do you guys think of the photoshoot?  Do you like Rihanna blonde?  And, what do you think of the idea of her and Chris Brown reconciling?