Chris brown dating rihannah
The singer said her father even broke her mother's nose.
Rihanna painted the picture of her and Brown's early days together as filled with happiness.
"I am going to do what makes me feel happy, what I feel like doing.
But that would be empty for me; that to me is a hollow move.
Rihanna was reflective and revealing throughout her "20/20" interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night (November 6) as she spoke about her relationship with Chris Brown and explained that abuse was also a part of her upbringing, much like her former boyfriend's.
"I said to myself, 'I'm never gonna date someone like my dad,' " Rihanna told Sawyer.
But she insists that she's not into hooking up for fun.
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"I’m not the pink elephant in the room anymore," he tweeted.WATCH: Rihanna Has No Interest in Joining Taylor Swift's Squad"I was that girl -- that girl who felt that as much pain as this relationship is, maybe some people are built stronger than others.Maybe I'm one of those people built to handle sh*t like this," Rihanna now shares about her state of mind at the time. But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you're the enemy.I would wake up the next day feeling like sh*t.""When you love somebody, that's different," she adds."Even if you don't love them per se, when you care enough about somebody and you know that they care about you, then you know they don't disrespect you. A hundred percent."Above all, Ri Ri is not willing to settle."I will wait forever if I have to ... "You have to be screwed over enough times to know, but now I’m hoping for more than these guys can actually give."Still, Rihanna isn't giving up home on finding true love. This is my reality right now."Clearly, both Rihanna and Brown are still feeling the effects of their intense, highly publicized relationship to this day."It escalated into him being violent toward me, and it was ugly," she said, clearing her throat. She said she wanted to protect Brown, as fans were turning against him. She said she didn't, but she actually resented him.Rihanna confirmed to Sawyer information previously detailed in the police report. She said she was also choked, but not to the point of near unconsciousness, although she said she did have trouble breathing. But Rihanna was conflicted even as she attempted to reassure Brown. According to her, this was the point where she realized she had to end their relationship. Michelle Callahan told MTV News it's important for victims to get to the point where they must recognize it's time to leave."Never." The singer said her father was severely abusive to her mother in the past and hit her "numerous" times.She said she would unsuccessfully try to break up their fights, attempting to distract the pair by breaking glasses and dishes in the kitchen. : The Titanic star, pictured at the Clinton Global Citizen Leadership in Philanthropy Award in September, was 'staring' into the singer's eyes on Valentine's Day, according to Us Weekly According to a June article in The Jewish Voice, 'Akiva was born and raised in the downtown Manhattan neighborhood Tribeca.Akiva went to several different private schools, and eventually graduated from Dwight School on the Upper East Side.