“But she loves me — what can I say?"
Ugh … believe me, nothing pains me more than having to write anything about Chris Brown but in the hopes that the man convicted of brutally assaulting his girlfriend has learned to be a better person, I’m willing to make an exception. As you may know, Brown and girlfriend Rihanna have gotten back together again even after he was arrested and tried for her brutal beating back in 2009. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, CB reveals that his vicious act of violence against Rihanna is his “greatest regret”, his “biggest mistake”. While I, personally, cannot fathom ever allowing a person who beat me into my life again, it’s quite clear that Rihanna has forgiven Chris and has chosen to stick with him. Click below to read what Brown has to say about regrets and inexplicable love. More »
Posted under: Chris Brown
I'm Finally Ready To Fully Address My Least Favorite Couple Of 2012
The other day I got lost in an internet vortex, as I am wont to do. It started on Twitter (naturally), as Dream Hampton was flipping out beautifully about the Jovan Belcher case and how everyone was sort of hailing Jovan (who murdered his girlfriend and committed suicide later)—rather than Kasandra— as the victim. I hadn’t been following the case closely—some things just make my stomache churn so much that I’d rather turn away. But when I read Dream’s tweets, I knew I had to learn more about what happened. And it finally got me thinking somewhat productive thoughts about the Rihanna/Chris Brown reunion special that’s been driving me cray-cray, hurting my feelings, and finally, bringing me to the point where I almost ran out of ph-cks to give. Almost. Join me inside for a long-overdue pop culture theory piece on Chrianna, domestic violence, and our role in it all: PITNB’s popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…
Posted under: Chris Brown, Rihanna
The Photographic Evidence Is Really Piling Up
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.
Posted under: Chris Brown, Rihanna
But What If That's Not A Bad Thing?
PITNB’s NEW popCULTURE CLUB: theoretically putting the “culture” back in “pop culture,” one post at a time…
Nowadays most of us know where babies come from (although some of us, like ‘legitimate rape’ politician, Todd Akin are still a bit foggy on the details), and while I think women, IMO, totally run the world many of us believe that a woman’s body is no longer her own. But is a woman’s body (or a man’s for that matter) ever her own? Three major pop culture stories have been buzzing about (especially in my own brain)– Rihanna’s interview with Oprah and her confession of undying love for Chris Brown, Kristen Stewart’s cheating scandal (and the subsequent, often ridiculous Kristen-bashing) and Representative Todd Akin’s horrific statement about how a woman’s body can totally decide whether or not to get pregnant by a rapist. All of these stories, to me, reflect a society’s unwillingness to allow a woman’s body to be her own and I wonder if the reason our society doesn’t believe a woman’s body is her own is because it isn’t.
I Just Get Tired Of That Guy's Name Sometimes
Oh boy. Y’all know I love this girl. And I’ve been known to twitter-stalk her to fault. But why oh why oh why do we have to do this now?! Oprah, apparently, got Rihanna to ‘open up’ about her relationship with Chris Brown and that simply does not excite me at all! I know some people could just watch this girl cry all day over Breezy but I’d rather not. Peep the clip and click inside for more of me ish-talking this interview that I haven’t seen yet, lol.
Posted under: Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna
"I Don't Let People In"
Earlier today we learned about Rihanna‘s IRS troubles, but now we’ve got some serious Rih-Rih eye candy by way of her photo shoot with Harper’s Bazaar and an excerpt from the interview. Rihanna looks amazing in these photos (no surprise there), but she also discusses her “conservative” love life and even admits to some (possibly) bad judgement on the whole Birthday Cake Remix drama. More from Rihanna and a behind-the-scenes vid inside.
Grown Ass Boys Gone Wild
While I was on my late-night creep last night (ya know, around 9 pm) I was pleased to see that YBF had posted footage from inside and outside of the W.i.P club where all the Drizzy/Milly/Breezy drama went down. Yes, you can actually see the fight going down in this footage, although you won’t see Drake or Chris Brown throwing any punches (or bottles). Yes, there will be blood in the videos. No, Rick Ross never showed up, as I’d hoped he would. But most importantly, we have a dramatic re-cap from a non-celebrity witness who uses the phrase “shouts-out” (my least favorite variation on “shout-out” or “shout-outs”) more times than I could count. See the footage, blood, and epic recap inside.
It TOTALLY wasn't over Rihanna.
For a second there, I started wondering if the dangerous world of rap had finally corrupted our little Aubrey “Drake” Graham. But we have nothing to fear. Drake‘s rep came forward to TMZ a few hours ago and made an official statement regarding Drake‘s innocence in the Chris Brown brawl. After Chris posted a pretty gross photo of his post-brawl chin-wreckage on Instagram (the photo’s been removed since), rumors started flying that Drake had thrown a bottle at Chris… over the one person worth throwing a bottle over: Rihanna. Yeah. Get more deets inside.
Birthday Cake, Anyone? No?
Kudos to the journalist who actually had the balls to ask Rihanna WTF she was thinking when she recorded Birthday Cake Remix with Chris Brown. Although I was… um curious about that decision, I’m still reluctant to judge Rihanna. A lot of people have done a lot of stupid things in the name of love, lurve, and really fantastic sex. So who am I to judge? However, I looove other people who do so without reservation and this reporter held no punches. Suffice it to say, Rihanna was pissed. Read the full exchange inside. More »