F Love….Especially If It's Beating Your Ass

Okay…I know that I’m jumping on the Rihanna blog posting bandwagon but I have been following this story since it happened and I felt I had to say something. This morning I woke up a little early to catch a part of Rihanna’s interview with Diane Sawyer on GMC, and I must say that it did not disappoint. I am so glad to hear Rihanna finally say something about the incident that I am sure has changed her life forever. I love that she was honest about the fact that she felt embarrassed about what happened to her and in the beginning she didn’t want to speak about it. I’ve been reading responses to the interview clip that we saw this morning on GMC and there are those who feel that her interview was rehearsed….I can’t say that I saw the same thing. What I saw was a young lady who still seemed a little reluctant to speak about something so traumatic, but felt that she needed to because of the impact her actions can have on other young girls.The fact that she walked away from the relationship despite what her heart wanted is a sign of true maturity and strength. I know that people felt that she should have spoken up sooner, but I find it such a ridiculous thing that many people feel that way. She was/is dealing with a very violent incident that take times to get over (if one can ever get over something like that) she had every right to keep her thoughts to herself for as long as she needed to. I hope that after the full interview airs tomorrow on 20/20, the minds of many Rihanna haters will change. I also hope that the young girls who get a chance to see the interview get the message that domestic violence is never okay under any circumstances. I commend Rihanna for speaking out…whether it is for publicity for the new album is irrelevant to me. Do I think that she is the face of domestic violence….no…absolutely not. Rihanna is who she is…. a young woman who has gone through something that many young women go through on a daily basis (some don’t survive), she is a young woman who is still trying to wrap her head around what happened to her and move on as best she can.

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