Courtesy of Elle
Courtesy of Elle
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Rihanna may be one of the hottest pop stars in Hollywood, but that doesn't mean dating comes easy for her. Actually, when it comes to finding a man, Rihanna admits "it's hard!" 

“I feel like it’s hard for everybody! I don’t think it has anything to do with being famous. There’s just a major drought out there," Rihanna says in the May issue of Elle.

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"I guess I’m challenging, because my job seems to affect every relationship I have or try to have. Even with people I think should get it, you know? That seems to be a big factor; it’s always an issue," she adds. "But I just need to find the person who balances me out, because then things like my schedule won’t matter. I’ve done it before, so I know I can do it again.”

One of the former flames RiRi never seems to be able to escape is Chris Brown, who was charged with a felony after she was assaulted following the 2009 Grammy Awards. And although she admits that whole situation was extremely tough for her, Rihanna says it made her that much more stronger. 

"It gave me guns," she reveals. "I was like, well, f***. They know more about me than I want them to know. It’s embarrassing. But that was my opening. That was my liberation, my moment of 'bring it.' I wanted people to know who I am. Whatever they take that to be, good or bad, I just want them to know the truth," she adds.

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As for whether or not the rumors of a reconcilation with Chris are true, Rihanna doesn't deny it, but doesn't admit she's spending time with her troubled ex, either.

"There are still a lot of rumors out there, and I’ll never be able to stop that. But you just have to ignore all that stuff," Rihanna explains to Elle. "I have more freedom the more people know about me. It’s like, one less skeleton in the closet, one less burden, one less secret; now you know that, so you can say what you want about it. I don’t have anything to hide.”

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