Rihanna recently opened up to Marie Claire magazine about a lot of topics in their upcoming issue but one thing I didn’t expect to hear about was Chris Brown. The wounds may have healed physically but mentally, the Barbadian R&B singer is still somewhat dealing. When asked about that fateful assault, Rihanna admits that it’s still a painful memory but one that might have been needed in her life. She explains “God has a crazy way of working, and sometimes when stuff happens you feel like, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ Why was it backfiring on me?’ But I needed that wake-up call in my life. I needed a turning point, and that’s what God was giving to me.” I’m proud of her for seeing the good in something so ugly.
Russell Allan Wetanson, a reporter in the case of Rihanna’s assault by Chris Brown, apparently posted some videos with interviews of Chris Brown outside the courtroom where the rapper plead guilty on a website he owns. It seems that something like this is illegal and Russell Allan Wetanson will be held in contempt of the court… not to mention that the videos have been removed from the website. It seems that such taping is prohibited… but doesn’t this all sound a bit like censorship? I mean seriously, what in the world could those interviews have contained that they were taken off of the web… a confession by Chris Brown that the whole thing was set up? This is all too strange for school.
Rihanna’s car was pulled over early Thursday morning in Hollywood after leaving the nightclub, Les Deux!
After being swarmed by paparazzi, the vehicle she was riding in was stopped by police for missing a front license plate and window tinting.
Rihanna has been out and about a lot lately trying to be seen without Chris Brown even though they reconciled and were together both in Miami and L.A. AFTER he was charged with assaulting her. A source says Rihanna, and Chris are now spending time apart:
“They are taking some time off; they haven’t broken up but they are taking a break.”
Everyone knows she took him back, she’s just waiting for the right time to go public … thing is… how long will she keep her distance from him? Going out with her girlfriends and hanging out in VIP booths isn’t fooling any of us.
This does NOT surprise me.
Despite the stink of the scandal surrounding Chris Brown, his “career” does not seem to have been affected by his alleged beat down of Rihanna.
According to Soundscan, sales of Brown’s latest album, Exclusive, have remained steady in the weeks both before and after his assault on her.
The album has been selling approximately 3,000 copies a week in the U.S. since late January.
Disturbing isn’t it?
TMZ is reporting that Chris Brown may try to strike a plea, but only to a misdemeanor and with no jail time.
They are saying his attorneys have consulted law school professors who say Rihanna’s own aggressiveness removes it from the felony category.
“Sources say Rihanna was the first one to strike — slapping and striking Brown “numerous times” while he was driving, after seeing the text message from another woman. And Rihanna was fighting Brown as he punched and hurt her. We’re told much of this is reflected in the official police report based on what Rihanna told cops. As a result, they say, this is not a case that demands a felony plea.”
It’s been reported that Rihanna has gotten back together with Chris and her people told Entertainment tonight that if called, she will testify against him.
TMZ is reporting that she allegedly told cops this wasn’t the first time he beat her. She said he had gotten physical in the past, and the violence was getting worse.
The detective’s notes were made public and they described all about that awful night in quite graphic detail.
Today Chris made his much anticipated appearance in court, he was charged with two felonies: assault and making a criminal threat. He may face up to 4 years and 8 months in prison if he is convicted on both charges. The entire thing lasted about 4 minutes as his attorney asked for the court date to be postponed. No reason why. It may be to conduct further investigations or possibly to strike a plea deal.
Since the photo of Rihanna’s injuries she received after the alleged beat down she got from Chris Brown circulated online and television, he’s been receiving threats. A source told Life & Style:
“Chris is scared. Not only did he probably lose his career and his girlfriend, but he’s also fearing for his security and his life. Chris is a marked man. He faces criminal charges and possible jail time, but he’s going to have to deal with Rihanna’s legion of fans and her close-knit friends in the industry. That photo was the last straw. The threats started pouring in the moment that appeared online.”
I remember seeing a video of JayZ laying the pimp hand down on some chica on Youtube and there wasn’t too much fuss about it, as all the radio stations still played his music.
Then there is R Kelly’s sex tape with a minor… when that came out Jay Z still went on tour with him and everyone still played his music on the radio as well.
The public is fickle at times. They’ll let some people slide, while others don’t get cut the same slack. Wonder why?
Chris Brown’s biological father is the latest family member that has something to say about the ‘situation’ that is going on between Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Clinton Brown, a 44-year-old corrections officer, told People:
“He’s reflecting on this situation. He’s very remorseful. He’s very concerned about the situation and he wants to make sure that [Rihanna's] okay. This is unfortunate, this stumble, this situation. Hopefully, he will get past it. We all have our shortcomings. We all trip… This music industry is very unforgiving when it comes to having indiscretions. He will continue to be a good person. He loves people. And like most of us, most humans, things will occur. And hopefully a person won’t be judged simply on that alone.”
“This music industry is very unforgiving when it comes to having indiscretions”. I disagree with Daddy Brown referring to this assault as a “stumble” or a “shortcoming”. His son hit a woman. This is not some minor thing.
Not a good enough apology, and besides, actions speak louder than second hand words. It will be interesting to see when and if his baby boy will man up. Chris beat her up, shouting “I’m gonna kill you” loud enough so that an 911 operator can hear, then splits the scene.
He hires a celebrity attorney to drive him to the police station as he hides under a blanket to sneak in the back door. He bailed out after 45 minutes or so, and then takes off in a private jet to Vegas for a few days.
What a difference a few hours make. Shortly after the picture was taken, the two lovebirds got into an argument that ended up with him being arrested and her being taken to hospital.
They had been at the Clive Davis Grammy Party, left together in this sweet ride which Chris supposedly had rented for 2 k a day. Apparently, something was said, Chris didn’t like hearing it, and he assaulted RiRi… enough to leave visible injuries. As she got out of the car, he took off. Police were called and a warrant was issued for his arrest and she was taken to the hospital with what an inside source said were “bites and scratches.”
He ended up being driven to the police station several hours later by his high priced attorney Mark Geragos where he surrendered and was booked, charged, and bail set at 50k. Bail was paid, and he was released.
Rihanna looking lovely in Gucci puts her arm around her boy Chris Brown at the 2009 GRAMMY Salute To Industry Icons honoring Clive Davis at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday (February 7) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
The two of them will be performing Tonight at the Grammys. Some of the other musical talent scheduled to appear will be: Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Kayne West, Estelle, Adele, Sugarland, Kenny Chesney, Coldplay, Jennifer Hudson, the Jonas Brothers, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, Paul McCartney (with special guest drummer Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters), Katy Perry, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Radiohead, T.I., Justin Timberlake, U2, Carrie Underwood, and Jay-Z.
Rihanna and Chris Brown are pictured here shopping together at the Louis Vuitton store around Champs Elysees on Thursday (December 18) in Paris, France. She’s in France because tomorrow (Friday 19) night she’s going to perform live on the Star Academy final show.
Love the sunglasses at night.
Rihanna is wearing a black on black ensemble. I quite like the ruffly top and skin tight legging pants. Chris played the dutiful boyfriend role and waited around while she shopped to her heart’s content. He is wearing a necklace with a Stormtrooper pendant (the soldiers with white body armor from Star Wars.)