2009 was a nightmare for Rihanna. In February 2009, then-boyfriend Chris Brown
beat, choked, and threatened to kill her. Then, in May 2009, Perez Hilton
a series of nude photos of her online. In an
with New York City radio station Hot 97, the singer admitted she was the person in the photos. "They were for my boyfriend at the time," said Rihanna, adding, "if you don't send your boyfriend naked pictures, then I feel bad for him." She was, however, incredibly embarrassed by the incident. "It was humiliating and it was embarrassing—especially my mom having to see that," she said.