Okay. So, it’s common knowledge that Chris Brown is a sleeze ball. He has an outrageous temper, constantly throws child-like tantrums, and happens to have some sort of charisma and a good singing voice (which is honestly debatable). But… some people never learn.
We all remember the beating that Chris Brown handed down to then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, beating the bloody hell out of her face and then leaving her stranded on the side of the road. Chris was persecuted heavily for it, and with good reason. (Though, if one of Hollywood’s elite lays a hand on a female, he should be stripped of his ‘royal ranking’ and kicked out on his royally bitch @ss!)
People revered Rihanna for leaving Chris, for being honest about the situation. She managed to walk away from a domestic abuser, which is honestly hard for many women who find themselves in relationships such as that.
But, she recently made the decision to call out Chris Brown… to do a duet! Their new single Birthday Cake (which you can listen to below) is hitting the charts — though I can barely stomach the song myself. Not because it’s a bad tune, but because the implications in the song are sickening.
However, Rihanna has come under fire for her choice — and, again, with good reason. Trying to put out the fire of anger from her fans, Rihanna went on the air with Ryan Seacrest to explain her choice. But… I don’t think it made her look any better.
‘I reached out to him about doing Birthday Cake because that’s the only person that really… it made sense to do the record,’ she told Ryan. ‘Just as a musician – despite everything else – that was going to be the person. I thought about rappers, and I’ve done that so many times, and the hottest R&B artist out right now is Chris Brown.’ What – A – CROC!
Now, we could certainly go into all of the rampant speculation that the duo are reconciling personally, but the point would be moot. I could tell you that Rihanna sent out this cryptic tweet only days ago, sparking that already flaming fire higher: ‘When they see me with you, wonder what the crowd would say? When they find us together, what will all the people say?’ But what would be the point?
And if I could tell Rihanna one thing, I would probably quote her own words back to her: ‘I want to give as much insight as I can to young women, because I feel like I represent a voice that really isn’t heard. Now I can help speak for those women.’ Yes, and what a wonderful role model you’ve been, Rihanna. You showed all of America’s women that it’s cool if the dude beat you… as long as he can further your career.