After a tumultuous year with a little domestic violence incident with Rihanna, Chris Brown says he is not quite ready for another girlfriend. “I’ve been kinda chillin’” the singer says, extremely eloquently. “I mean, I’m Chris Brown. I’m not saying it like that, but it’s just like, girls are gonna be around. I love women. But I would say I’ve just been chillin’. I haven’t really been tryin’ to get into a relationship or trying to date anybody. I’ve just kinda been working on me. Like I said, just really getting me straight.” Probably a good idea, considering Chris was accused of beating his then girlfriend, which she has since gone on to speak about publicly on 20/20. Not the best way to end a relationship. [Source: People; Photo: Getty Images]
No, that’s not a photoshopped pic. Rihanna kept her ears warm in London last night, rocking this furry winter hat on the way to her hotel. “Darker” image or no, one must do their best to avoid frostbite. The singer is in the British capital to perform a concert from a secret location to promote her new album.
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Rihanna spoke with VH1 this week about her new album, and shared a moving story about how her 20/20 interview helped to save a fan’s life. In her chat with Janell Snowden, Rihanna reveals that after watching her sit-down with Diane Sawyer, a suicidal fan in an abusive relationship called the domestic violence hotline to get help for her and her daughter.The singer says it was “really inspiring for me that she went from thinking about killing herself to moving on with a new life as a single mother.”
RiRi also discusses her new album, calling it “a personal message” that grew from “all real experiences.” Watch above.
Rihanna is back and in the full swing of things again. After Rihanna’s shocking 20/20 interview, where she spoke publicly for the first time about Chris Brown beating her, now she is back to doing what she does best: performing for a packed crowd! RiRi made a surprise appearance at Jay-Z‘s concert at UCLA last night, and belted out Run This Town with the rapper. Go Rihanna!
Good Morning America played more clips from Diane Sawyer‘s interview with Rihanna today, in which the star described what happened the night she was beaten by then-boyfriend Chris Brown. “I caught him in a lie,” she said, confirming the fight began over a text he’d received from another woman, “and he wouldn’t tell the truth…I couldn’t take that he kept lying to me, and he couldn’t take that I wouldn’t drop it…it was ugly.” As detailed in the police report, the ugliness quickly turned physical, with Brown punching her in the face and biting her shoulder.
Though she does not believe Brown planned to act on his threat to kill her (“I know he was saying it to scare me”), Rihanna denies that the violence went both ways. “I fended him off with my feet from one side of the car, but it was not like a fight with each other. I just really wanted it to stop.” A bystander eventually called 911 after hearing her screams. “It was not the same person that says ‘I love you.’ It was not those eyes,” she said. “He had no soul in his eyes. Just blank…there was no person when I looked at him.” The full interview airs tonight on ABC’s 20/20.
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Rihanna may not be laying the hate on Chris Brown in her emotional interviews, but they certainly aren’t helping him sell tickets. The New York Daily News reports that sales have been sluggish for his upcoming “Fan Appreciation” tour, with neither his opening Houston or closing New York gigs approaching sell-out status.
The paper’s music industry source explains the obvious: “Chris lost a lot of fans after he assaulted Rihanna. And after that whole scandal, he’s not exactly kid-friendly. What parent would buy their children tickets to his concert?” While his “I Can Transform Ya” single is in the top 30, the recent reminders of his crimes may keep people from wanting to cheer in person.
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In emotional footage from Rihanna‘s upcoming interview with Diane Sawyer, the singer explains it was her fans that made her realize that reuniting with Chris Brown after he violently assaulted her last February was a mistake. “I stayed. I even went back after he beat me, which was wrong,” she said in a clip aired on Good Morning America today. “It’s completely normal to go back. It’s not right. I learned the hard way, but again, this is what I want people to know. When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result in some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part. I couldn’t be held responsible for going back.”
Rihanna fought tears as she further explained herself. “Even if Chris never hit me again, who is to say that their boyfriend won’t? Who’s to say that they won’t kill these girls? These are young girls and I just didn’t realize how much of an impact I had on these girls’ lives until that happened…[it's] embarrassing that that’s the type of person that I fell in love with. So far in love. So unconditional that I went back. It’s humiliating to say this happened. To accept that? It’s a traumatizing experience.”
The full interview airs Friday night on ABC’s 20/20. MTV will air an exclusive interview with Brown that night at 6.
When we travel, we normally bust out some sweats and flip flops and skip on the shower. But when Rihanna hops on a plane she still somehow manages to look chic, stylish and comfortable. Life is so cruel! The songbird strutted her stuff after arriving at LAX yesterday, in a gray over-sized hoodie and slicked back hair (check out photos of Rihanna’s hottest hairstyles and recent pics of Rihanna braless and baring her midriff).
All eyes and ears are on Rihanna this week, as her sit-down interview with Diane Sawyer – in which she discusses her abusive relationship with Chris Brown – airs tomorrow morning. [Photo: Splash News Online]