Rihanna Talks Chris Brown: ‘I’d Rather Live My Truth, Take The Backlash’

"He doesn't have the luxury of fu**ing up again" — For the first time, Rihanna is opening up about her renewed relationship with Chris Brown. Not only is she honest about his past, the abuse and the possibility of it happening again, she's also willing to accept any and all "backlash" that comes from being with him.

Breaking it all down in the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which hits newsstands Jan. 31, Rihanna delivers the following points:

1. It Was More Important To Be Happy
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy. I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that."

2. It's My Mistake
"Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."

3. It's Different Now
"When you add up the pieces from the outside, it's not the cutest puzzle in the world. You see us walking somewhere, driving somewhere, in the studio, in the club, and you think you know. But it's different now. We don't have those types of arguments anymore. We talk about shit. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don't want to lose that."

4. Prepared To Walk
"He doesn't have the luxury of fucking up again. That's just not an option. I can't say that nothing else will ever go wrong. But I'm pretty solid in the knowing that he's disgusted by that. And I wouldn't have gone this far if I ever thought that was a possibility."

For more of Rihanna's breakthrough interview with Rolling Stone, pick up the issue, available tomorrow, Jan. 31.