Rihanna's producer has assured fans the R&B star is "trying to move forward" following her alleged altercation with boyfriend Chris Brown last month (Feb09).
The Umbrella singer, 21, has returned to the studio, just a month after Brown left Rihanna needing medical attention after a reported fight in Los Angeles.
Brown has been charged with assault and making criminal threats and is due back in court next month (Apr09).
Producer Adanis Shropshire admits the star is still recovering from the incident - but is attempting to get on with her life.
He says, "She's doing OK. Of course, you know the situation, but she's alright. You gotta remember she's a kid still. With anybody goes through something you've got to bring yourself out of it. Her refuge is music, like it should be. Of course there are still remnants of 'whatever' from time to time, but she's trying to move forward. She's just easing back into it."
And Shropshire reveals they have been forced to use sneaky tactics to avoid the star being hounded by paparazzi photographers on her way to work.
He adds, "She tries her best to avoid (the photographers), from time to time they catch her. (We've used) back doors, (and have sent) fake cars with nobody in them into the studio."