The November issue of Vanity Fair has just hit the stands and features America’s favorite bad gal Rihanna on the cover. Rihanna opens up in a very candid interview where she reflects on her relationship with Chris Brown, opens up on who she’s dating and not dating now, shares her feelings on former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal and gives fans a status update of her highly anticipated album.

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On Chris Brown and dealing with being a victim domestic violence:

It’s in the past, and I don’t want to say ‘Get over it,’ because it’s a very serious thing that is still relevant; it’s still real. A lot of women, a lot of young girls, are still going through it. A lot of young boys too. It’s not a subject to sweep under the rug, so I can’t just dismiss it like it wasn’t anything, or I don’t take it seriously. But, for me, and anyone who’s been a victim of domestic abuse, nobody wants to even remember it. Nobody even wants to admit it. So to talk about it and say it once, much less 200 times, is like … I have to be punished for it? It didn’t sit well with me.”

Rihanna also shared her reason for choosing to go back to Chris Brown for a short time after the incident. However she says they no-longer have any relationship today. She said, “I was very protective of him. I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after … But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy.”

Despite being linked to several athletes, artists and rappers including the most recent Travi$ Scott, Rihanna denies being in a relationship with anyone right now. She said,

“That’s why I haven’t been having sex or even really seeing anybody,” she said. “Because I don’t want to wake up the next day feeling guilty. I mean I get horny, I’m human, I’m a woman, I want to have sex. But what am I going to do—just find the first random cute dude that I think is going to be a great ride for the night and then tomorrow I wake up feeling empty and hollow?”

Moving away from sex and relationships, Rihanna also shared her feelings on Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP leader who pretended to be black. Her feelings on the matter may be shocking to some but at the same time refreshing. She said, “Is it such a horrible thing that she pretended to be black? Black is a great thing, and I think she legit changed people’s perspective a bit and woke people up.”

As for new music, Rihanna promises it’s on the way. She said it just has to be “perfect.” She also revealed that she’s waiting to get into the studio with Kanye West and their hectic schedules make it difficult.

Head on over to the gallery to see the photos from her Cuba photoshoot and click here to read the full interview.

Source Complex