Rihanna Says Assault Was A "Wake Up Call"
Posted by Mitch Michaels on 12.30.2009
"It was a massive turning point for me in my life."
No one can deny that Rihanna has had a tough year given the vicious assault by ex-boyfriend Chris Brown and then the long silent period. But she's putting a positive spin on the ordeal.
"The assault came at the end of an incredible year for me, career-wise. Now I kind of look back on it as the beginning of a new era, almost like it was a wake-up call for me. It was a massive turning point for me in my life."
"Before, young girls thought my life was perfect," Rihanna continues. "Now they realize it's not. Nobody's perfect. I'm living the same human life that they are, just with a more public career.