Rihanna has revealed she resented Chris Brown for a time, but she's put that behind her and is happy he's found success in music again.
The S&M singer told US Esquire magazine that disliking her ex-boyfriend was taking up too much of her time and she's "really excited to see the breakthrough he's had in his career."
Chris is serving five years of probation after pleading guilty to assault for the attack on Rihanna in February 2009.
The singer released the CD Graffiti later that year and it was a commercial disappointment. His latest album F.A.M.E. debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard albums chart in March.
Rihanna says she's impressed by Chris's perseverance "even when the world seemed like it was against him."