Inspired by the fact that righteous Rihanna anger/defense has cluttered up my dashboard, a quick note.
Rihanna owes you nothing, and will give you nothing. Her body and mind belong to her, not you. Your relationship to Rihanna is to spectate, or not; buy her music, or not. You are not Rihanna’s older sister or best girlfriend. She’s a pop star, not a referendum on whether or not domestic violence is OK (spoiler alert: it’s not).
If you feel upset about it, then give $10 to your local women’s shelter, or volunteer. That is a billion times more productive than angrily parsing the personal decisions/reactions to those decisions of someone you’ll never meet.