News: UPDATE: Rihanna's Chris Brown Remarks Released, "He Was Definitely My First Big Love"
Tuesday, Nov 3, 2009 11:43AM
Building up its anticipation for Rihanna's first publicized interview since her domestic dispute with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown last February, ABC has released excerpts from this week's sit down.
Shown speaking with reporter Diane Sawyer, Rihanna touches on her past relationship with Brown.
"He was definitely my first big love," she told Sawyer. The incident resulted in the couple's seemingly fairytale relationship being shattered and Brown being sentenced to community labor, five years of probation and one year of domestic-violence counseling. "...This happened to me...it can happen to anyone," Rihanna said. During the in-depth interview, Rihanna also talks candidly about growing up in Barbados, her family life and how she has been doing over the last nine months. (ABC News)
The interview will be aired on Thursday (November 5).
Rihanna will sit down for a one-on-one interview for the first time since February this week. Booked to appear on ABC's "20/20" ahead of her anticipated appearance on the network's "Good Morning America" later this month, the "Russian Roulette" singer is expected to tell her side of the story weeks after Chris Brown's much-talked-about interview with "Larry King Live." (Singersroom)
Her appearance was also been confirmed by ABC.
The network has confirmed her scheduled appearance on its "Good Morning America" and "20/20" through a less than one minute promo video. Rihanna will first appear in "Good Morning America" at 7 A.M. on Thursday, November 5. Then, the following day she will come to "20/20" at 10/9c. The songstress herself hasn't addressed the report just yet. (Ace Showbiz)
She also touched on her domestic dispute in an interview with Glamour Magazine.
"Domestic violence is a big secret," she revealed. "No kid goes around and lets people know their parents fight. Teenage girls can't tell their parents that their boyfriend beat them up. You don't dare let your neighbor know that you fight. It's one of the things we [women] will hide, because it's embarrassing. My story was broadcast all over the world for people to see, and they have followed every step of my recovery. The positive thing that has come out of my situation is that people can learn from that. I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn't heard. Now I can help speak for those women." (Glamour)
Check out Rihanna's teaser interview promotion below: