In a rare moment, singer Rihanna spoke to Rolling Stone about her tumultuous relationship with Chris Brown, her decision to drop her restraining order against him and how she dealt with life after Brown attacked her in 2009.
"I put my guard up so hard," she told the magazine (via PopCrush). "I didn't want people to see me cry. I didn't want people to feel bad for me. It was a very vulnerable time in my life, and I refused to let that be the image. I wanted them to see me as, 'I'm fine, I'm tough.' I put that up until it felt real."