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After seeing the video for We Found Love, it is clear to me that Rihanna is either not over Chris Brown, or she is using the tragedy of assault to her advantage. Talk That Talk is the third album since the assault has taken place, and she is still singing about Chris Brown.

Is Rihanna using this Chris Brown situation to sell albums or is there more to it??? I will tell you what I think when you continue reading…This is Rihanna’s third album since the assault has taken place, and I no longer think Rihanna is using the situation as a marketing tool, but that she is really going through the stages of dealing with a love loss and the pain of how it all ended. We Found Love is probably the most honest song she has performed regarding the assault as well as her relationship with Chris Brown.We now know it wasn’t all bad.

Honestly, I wish it would all just end already, but I understand what Rihanna is going through, and having to do it publicly isn’t easy. I know y’all think I always take Chris Brown‘s side, but I really don’t think anyone should  take sides, but just be fair about what might have happened that night between two teen lovers. Anyone who’s gotten out of bad relationship should know that it’s not easy moving on, there is something magnetic about the other person that keeps drawing you back in.

At first I was like not another Chris Brown song, but then I listened to it, and I get it. After a tragedy, you play it over and over in your head (Love the Way You Lie). You think to yourself, next time I would fight harder, next time he will be the one on the ground (Hard, Man Down). You act like it doesn’t bother you, and put on a face for the public, and you have fun being wild not caring what people think  (Rock Star, Rude Boy, Cheers, S&M). Then you realize how much you loved that person, how much of yourself you invested, and you’d give anything to have that one moment back and have it turn out differently because y’all were just so good together (We Found Love). If you can take that one moment back, then everything could have been different. The bad times wouldn’t have seem so bad, and the good times seem even better. BUT! Why did it have to end that way? Why did he have to hurt me like that? Why didn’t I just walk away or do something differently?

BTW, Rihanna is not the only one. I am convinced that Open Road by Chris Brown is farewell song, too, just done a lot more subtly with less attention drawn to it to sell records. Anyway, the two of them are maturing into adults, and next year I think the past will truly be the past. If only the media could move on, too.

But then again it could all be more manipulation to sell more Rihanna albums…(bait) IJDK

It’s incredible to see how he pulled out of it the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? Obviously, I had some resentment toward him for a while, for obvious reasons. But I’ve put that behind me. It was taking up too much of my time. It was too much anger.

I really like the music he’s putting out. I’m a fan of his stuff. I’ve always been a fan. I’m really excited to see the breakthrough he’s had in his career. I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have. O_o

What do you think? I have loved Rihanna’s last three videos.

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