By Grady Smith
July 08, 2011 at 06:42 PM EDT

Rihanna has already spoken out about Chris Brown a number of times.

She’s talked with Diane Sawyer, opened up to Rolling Stone, and (allegedly) tweeted about the R&B singer as well. In the August issue of Cosmopolitan U.K., Rihanna again speaks out about their breakup, but this time, the conversation is not centered around Brown—it is about her own attitude following their very public split.

Rihanna claims that dating has been tough since Brown: “It can definitely be intimidating to guys to date someone in this industry,” she says. “It’s really hard to find a guy who doesn’t care about that stuff. Right now, it’s easier just having my career to focus on.”

“I’m open to love,” she continues, “But guys should have to earn it. Because the minute they get it, they want something else,” the singer explains.

Dating might be difficult, anyway, since the pop singer admits that openness is not her strong suit: “I’ve always been good at masking my emotions. For me, it’s tougher to be vulnerable than to be tough.”

That sentiment appears to have been exacerbated by her assault, which left Rihanna feeling understandably angry. She remarks, “It was a very aggressive and defensive time, and that allowed me to start not giving a s–t. I walked around with a very f–k-you attitude.”

Not much to object to here, Music Mixers—I think we would all agree that Rihanna’s feelings make sense, right?

She’ll probably be forced to talk about her ex in interviews for years to come, but at least she handles those questions with what seems like genuine honesty—and a lot of patience, considering how much she would likely prefer to move on from that time in her life. Readers, do you agree?

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