By Amelia Proud
Last updated at 10:42 PM on 11th October 2011
Laid bare: Rihanna is the cover girl for Esquire's November issue, and she opens up about her ex Chris Brown and the attack upon her in 2009
It was the most disturbing celebrity split of the last decade, but Rihanna has revealed in a new interview that she's no longer angry with former boyfriend Chris Brown.
The 21-year-old is serving five years of probation after pleading guilty to felony assault for the attack on the pop superstar in the early morning hours before the 2009 Grammys.
But the singer told Esquire that harbouring resentment towards the R'n'B star 'was taking up way too much of my time.' And she even revealed that she's pleased that her ex has found renewed success in his career after the attack tarnished his reputation.
It's a generous move from the hugely successful star, who is celebrating her 20th song, We Found Love, hitting the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart since she debuted in 2005.
The 23-year-old said: 'It was way too much anger. I'm really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career.'
Brown's latest album F.A.M.E (Forgiving All My Enemies) debuted at No1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in March, it went gold and has produced hits Deuces and Look At Me Now.
Intimate portrait: Rihanna talks freely about Brown in the revealing interview, which is accompanied by stunning portraits of the star
The album Graffiti, which was released ten months after the attack, was a commercial disaster, as his reputation took a nosedive in the wake of his terrible behaviour.
But amazingly, Rihanna is leading the cheers to his rehabilitation.
She said: 'It's incredible to see how he pulled out the way he did. Even when the world seemed like it was against him, you know? '
'I really like the music he's putting out. I'm a fan of his stuff. I've always been a fan.'
Rihanna, who since the attack has released platinum albums Rated R and Loud and has new long player Talk That Talk out next month next month, concludes that she wishes her ex well.
'I would never wish anything horrible for him. Never. I never have,' she said.
The November issue of Esquire magazine hits newsstands on Oct. 16.
For more, visit Esquire magazine.
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