Rihanna: 'Rated R' Was 'Venting' Against Chris Brown

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    Rihanna says going into the studio just weeks after being assaulted on February 8, 2009 by then-boyfriend Chris Brown was cathartic.

    Rihanna says going into the studio just weeks after being assaulted on February 8, 2009 by then-boyfriend Chris Brown was cathartic.

    "Making this album was a lot of fun I have to say, it was really good for me," the pop superstar recently told Australia's The Daily Telegraph.

    Rihanna says her emotions run deep on her latest album, "Rated R," which was released late last year.

    "The vocal performances definitely were influenced by the emotion, the feeling. I wasn't just singing lines," she explained. "I was singing every word and every word meant something because it was my story. It was a lot more personal, a lot more real… I was venting."

    As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, when it comes to new relationships, Rihanna is looking ahead and looking for love.

    During an appearance on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," last month, the 21-year-old said she hopes to be in love in the next 10 years.

    "I hope I am [in love by then]. 31 is a decade away," Rihanna said. "I better be in love by then."

    And despite being recently photographed on vacation in Mexico with baseball player Matt Kemp, the singing sensation says she is currently single.

    In related Chris Brown news, the singer is due in court on Thursday for a progress report on his probation related to the February 8 incident. The singer is required to appear before a judge. Chris was sentenced to five years probation and during that time he is not allowed to contact Rihanna.

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