Rihanna speaks out on “Good Morning America”

58571738After being beaten by singer Chris Brown in February, pop star Rihanna felt embarrassed she fell in love with the type of man he was and left him to set an example for young women, she said in an interview on Thursday.

Rihanna’s comments to ABC News mark her first TV interview in which she spoke about the beating, which occurred on the eve of the music industry’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles and resulted in Brown’s guilty plea to an assault charge.  The Barbados-born Rihanna, whose hit songs include “Umbrella” and “Disturbia,” said she felt ashamed when the public learned. A police photo of her bruised and bloodied face was leaked to the media, and a detailed description of the event was placed in court documents.