In Rihanna's latest magazine cover -- this time for Rolling Stone -- the singer opens up about her reconciliation with Chris Brown.
For the coverstory, which is accompanied by photos shot by Terry Richardson, she explained that happiness means more to her than the world's opinion of what's best.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy," Rihanna tells the magazine. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
While they've had a tumultuous past, their relationship has changed for the better. "You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it's different now," she explains. "We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about sh**. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."
Things may be good... for now. But, if Breezy repeats his mistakes, Rihanna says she won't tolerate it.
"He doesn't have the luxury of f***ing up again," says RiRi. "That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But, I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And, I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."
The full interview hits newsstands Friday (January 31).