Over the last few days there’s been hella buzz about Rihanna and Chris Brown… as in, more than the usual amount of buzz. And I was willing to ignore the first handful of rumors, but now the evidence is kind of overwhelming. We saw Chris and Rihanna smooch at the MTV Video Music Awards last month, but that could have been a friendly smooch. Earlier in the summer Rihanna admitted to still being in love with him, but maintained that they were only working on their “friendship.” Now multiple sources (and multiple PICTURES) are confirming that the two have been everywhere together, sometimes openly, as if they’re not even trying to hide it. And maybe they shouldn’t have to hide their relationship… right? Or wrong? Click inside to see the pictures and learn more.
TMZ has the story:
Rihanna and Chris Brown aren’t even trying to hide it anymore — ’cause it looks like they were getting cozy at the Jay-Z concert tonight … and, based on Twitter, everyone in Brooklyn saw it.
A pic taken from behind RiRi and Chris at Barclays Center is burning up the Internet — they’re seated in VIP … he’s on the left, she’s on the right.
No physical contact — in the photo, anyway — but Chris’ right arm is stretched around the back of Rihanna’s chair.
This reunion comes the night after Chris and Rihanna were spotted at the same table in an NYC nightclub.
So here are the pics that are blowing up on Twitter. In the the first one you can see Rihanna and Chris sitting beside each other at Jay-Z‘s concert with Beyoncé, Santigold, and Rita Ora in front of them. The second pic is a close up.
And TMZ also posted this pic of the two of them at a NYC club the night before.
Rihanna and Chris were also spotted coming out of the same hotel, the Gansevoort, at different times. Here’s what E! is reporting about their night out:
Here’s what went down during the one-time couple’s late night rendezvous.
Brown, joined by pal Bow Wow, arrived at the club first and settled into his own table, E! News confirms. Rihanna arrived later, and sat at a separate table from her ex.
“She knew he was there,” a source tells us.
At one point during the night, Brown climbed over his table to join Rihanna at hers. She then proceeded to take off his shirt before they began dancing and making out, according to an eyewitness at the club.
Following their PDA dance session, Brown left the club just before 4 a.m., with Rihanna hitting the road about five minutes later…
While Brown’s model girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, was noticeably absent, other celebs that were also at the club last night, not with Brown and Rihanna, included Dave Chappelle,Tyson Beckford and Chris Rock.
Eyewitness Yair Devia claims he saw the duo leaving the Gansevoort Hotel together today at around 5:50 p.m. The alleged couple tricked the awaiting paparazzi by putting cones and caution tape in front of the hotel as they snuck out of the side door.
Brown, dressed in a “hoodie, jeans and sneakers” entered the SUV first followed by Rihanna in “skinny jeans, kitten heels, a black jacket and shades,” and drove away together.
Soooooooo there’s that.
I know we’ll get a lot of different reactions to this news; I’m reminded of my first ever Rihanna/Chris Brown post, ‘Rihanna Loses It Over Chris Brown Interview Questions.’ Do y’all remember when she flipped out on that journalist who asked her about the significance of the Birthday Cake Remix track? Back then I thought it was clear that she still had feelings for him, and I thought that was fine, but I don’t think I ever believed we’d really be sitting here a few months later looking at pictures of the two of them, essentially, back together. Or at least possibly dating again. And yet, here we are.
What do you guys think about this whole movement? TMZ also posted a tweet from Karreuche (Chris Brown‘s girlfriend… or ex-girlfriend) which read, ‘Bye Baby.’ I totally saw that as a reference to the new Nas song (titled Bye Baby), which is a very absolute break-up song (about his ex-wife Kelis), so I think she might be over all of this as well. Personally, I’m kind of in shock, kind of not, kind of disappointed, and kind of reminding myself that, in many ways it’s none of business.
But in a lot of ways (as a woman, as a black woman, as a mother, as a mother of two boys, as a music-lover, as a feminist, as a person who’s been in abusive relationships and as a person who’s been an abusive individual, and as a human being who does actually care about other people sometimes) it absolutely is my business. I can’t fully bash or even shake my head at either Chris or Rihanna, without thinking of my own experiences. However, they are in the public eye and, somehow, that makes a difference. What do you guys think?
I have decided to be single to focus on my career. I love Karrueche very much but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single allowing us to both be happy in our lives.
So yeah. That too.