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Karrueche Tran Poses Topless, Talks Rising Above Chris Brown and Rihanna

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When Karrueche Tran decides to bare all, she doesn't mess around.

Leaving very little to the imagination, Chris Brown's ex posed nearly nude for the cover of Rolling Outher first magazine cover—and opened up about how she has handled being the object of so much ridicule from Rihanna fans (and, at times, seemingly from Rihanna herself) due to her on-off relationship with Brown.

"It was very hard," Tran said of all the negative attention, noting that it was strange enough to start getting so much attention at all, especially when she wasn't out with Brown. 

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"The most challenging part about the attention was the negativity and the misconception from some people. People only see you in blogs and they think they know everything about your life. There are things that go public and everything that comes out is not the truth."

At least she appears to be making the best of her newfound fame: Tran told Rolling Out that she's debuting a new clothing line called The-Kill later this year.

"I've learned to find happiness within myself," she explained. "I've also built a strong core. The past year was a big growing-up process for me. I'm not saying I was immature before, but the past year, my eyes were opened to a lot of things." 

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"Honestly, all I want is happiness. There was a lot of dysfunction and negativity," reiterated Tran. "I just want to be happy."

She concluded: "I hope people can learn from my story. I want to be remembered as someone who remained positive through such a negative situation. Regardless of what you're put through or what is going on in your life, keep a positive spirit. That will help you get through it."

Considering Tran is only 24, she can also take heart in the fact that she should have plenty of chances to be remembered for something else entirely. Or, better yet, not remembered when it comes to Chris Brown and Rihanna.

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