It is an exclusive interview. After being beaten by her boyfriend Chris Brown Rihanna has broken her silence about the night.

The 21-year-old opens up in an interview on Good Morning America with Dianne Sawyer.

“This happened to me. … It can happen to anyone,” the singer is quoted in the video on Good Morning America and on 20/20 on Friday.

Rihanna says it was particularly difficult because of the special place Brown held in her heart: “He was definitely my first big love.” Additionally, Rihanna speaks of the embarrassment that came with the leaking of her picture to the public.

Both singers have worked to move on. Brown is serving his sentence and working on new music, his album Graffiti will drop Dec. 15; and Rihanna is shaking things up with her edgy fashion and releasing her fourth album Rated R on Nov. 23. The album’s first single “Russian Roulette” debuted last week.