Rihanna talks about Chris Brown incident

“God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ Why was it backfiring on me?'” the Grammy Award-winning singer tells the magazine. “But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me.”

Taking such a hard time recovering from the incident, Rihanna admitted on how the press made things even harder.

“All this terrible stuff they say to you, it breaks you down. [But] once you’re back on your feet — if you ever make it back on your feet — that’s the ultimate achievement.”

The Barbadian singer revealed how great it felt to get over the incident.

“I remember I was in New York at the Trump Hotel and I woke up and I just knew I was over it. It was a different day. I felt different. I didn’t feel lonely. I felt like I wanted to get up and be in the world. That was a great, great feeling.”

The “Umbrella” hit-maker added: “I feel like I smile for real this time. The smiles come from inside, and it exudes in everything I do. People feel my energy is different. When I smile they can tell that it’s pure bliss and not just a cover up.”