(LONDON) — Rihanna has opened up about her relationship with Chris Brown in the April issue of Elle UK.
The singer reportedly tells the magazine that Brown, who assaulted her four years ago, has matured and is a changed man.
Rihanna explains, “Right now, that’s just what we want, a great friendship, that’s unbreakable.” She adds, “Now that we’re adults we can do this right. We got a fresh start and we’re thankful for that.”
The singer continues, “You don’t have that feeling with everybody so when you have it, you don’t want to let go of it. I would definitely say he is the one I have that kind of relationship with.”
Rihanna doesn’t consider herself to be a victim. She tells the magazine that the gun tattoo on the right side of her torso is a symbol of empowerment she got soon after that 2009 incident.
Rihanna says, “Everybody wanted to know what was happening in my life. Is she a drug addict? No. Is she an alcoholic? No. Is she a victim? No.”
The “Stay” singer notes, “That’s why I got the gun. It was a symbol of strength. I’ll never be a victim.”
While she may not believe herself to be a victim, there is one thing Rihanna definitely wants to be — a mom. When questioned about where she sees herself in five years, the singer responds, “I will probably have a kid.”
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
Sandra Gonzalez, CNN
Brett Crandall, BYU-Idaho Communications