"It's a different life. It's definitely more intense. Every day is another curveball, but now I know how to handle it. Every time you get put in a situation, it somehow makes you stronger. I've always been very guarded, so that just continues. I won't give you any more than I want to."
-Rihanna, talking to Ryan Seacrest on his radio show about the aftermath of the Chris Brown assault and the release of her new album Rated R. She told Seacrest that though a lot of the new album deals with the emotions she was dealing with following Brown's assault and the incidents since then. "This album is my life, but every day, my life changes," she said. "Every experience is a learning experience, so who knows what I'll write about next?" Rihanna also addressed the new rumors that her long-estranged father was attempting to reconcile with her superstar daughter. "That sounds very strange to me, since I've been the one trying to reconcile with him forever. I haven't heard from my father in over a year. I try, though. I've reached out to him," she explained, adding, "He did something that was really upsetting. He turned his back on me and went to the media and got paid to talk about stuff, like all these interviews after the situation in February. I hadn't spoken to him, and he was speaking as though we did."