Breaking Silence

Rihanna: 'It Can Happen to Anyone'

Singer Rihanna, whose romance with fellow musician Chris Brown came to a crushing public conclusion when he beat her up on the eve of the Grammy Awards, is speaking out for the first time in nine months. In an interview airing Thursday on Good Morning America and Friday on 20/20, the 21-year-old tells Diane Sawyer: "This happened to me… It can happen to anyone.” It was hard to move on, Rihanna adds, because "he was definitely my first big love." Brown is currently serving his sentence and working on new music—his album Graffiti is due for a Dec 15 release—while Rihanna's new album Rated R drops Nov 23.