Believe it or not, Rihanna is now a quarter-century old, 50 years closer to living out her diamond dreams while sitting by an infinity pool, at her posh Barbados compound. We’ve already celebrated her 25th birthday here at VH1, but, naturally, RiRi had some partying of her own to attend to. She even wore clothes!
Not cool, Breezy fans. That’s Miss Rihanna in the photographs looking super fine as she entered The Box nightclub in SoHo, London this weekend, pictured on the left, but left clutching her knee. Why? Because, apparently, a Chris Brown fan throw a bottle at her. Reports are suggesting it didn’t connect with her, but she scraped her knee in the resulting kerfuffle. It was a bottle of Lucozade which is like Red Bull, but only British, if anyone is interested. The angry, and we’re guessing drunk card-carrying member of Team Breezy, also yelled at Ri-Ri about Brown, possibly maddened by their on-off-on-what’s up with the ring rigmarole they’ve been on. The good news is that Rih wasn’t hurt. The great news is that she’s looking hotter than ever. The best news is that she’s far cooler than an entire boatload of Brown fans. Easy now, people.
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Chris Brown is not feeling the loving vibe this Valentine’s Day. Not only is he still dealing with the legal fall-out from his epic nightclub brawl with Drake last summer, but he also got threatened by a man who claims to be a member of L.A.’s notorious Crips gang!
Many of Rihanna’s fans feel conflicted over her rekindled relationship with Chris Brown. While wanting to give her space and respect her decisions in her personal life, a great many of her supporters have voiced their obvious concern about returning to the man who harmed her four years ago. And reportedly one of those concerned is her good friend and fellow mega-celeb Katy Perry, and now rumors are circulating that the former besties have fallen out!
Wait a minute. Wait just a damn minute. While re-watching Rihanna’s showstopping performance of “Stay” at the 2013 Grammys for the 424,123th time, we found our eyes drawn to the ring on her hand that, yes, shone bright like a diamond. Earlier on the red carpet Riri had rocked tons of finger bling, but how she wore just this simple diamond band on her left ring finger, more commonly known as the “wedding finger”. Errr, is there something we don’t know? Did she and boyfriend Chris Brown make the engagement jump?
To see Chris Brown and Rihanna smiling and looking happy in their coupledom at the Grammys, one wouldn’t think that the bad boy singer was in a nasty car crash just hours prior to the event. Breezy was driving around in his Porsche this Saturday in L.A when he got mobbed by paparazzi. A spokesperson for the singer explained their side of the story in a detailed statement that read, “The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his [Brown's] vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley, at which point he was cut off by two additional vehicles. Chris’ vehicle was totaled due to this aggressive pursuit by the paparazzi. He is okay.” We may not be the biggest Brown fans, but if this is what actually went down, then it crosses this line in so many different ways. When will photographers learn to back the eff off? How long till we have another Lady Diana tragic accident? Because of Brown’s legal problems and anger issues — most recently showcased in a fight with Frank Ocean — it’s most likely that he’s an easy target and gets baited by paparazzi just so they have a fight to photograph. Which is such a scummy thing to do. But this is all only valid if it happened in the first place, because the photographers are denying any involvement.
The photographers were from IMF, and their owner, Chris Doherty, told TMZ, “No photographers were following him at the time he crashed … He crashed his car and it’s convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements.” Chris may just respond with a lawsuit, as his spokesperson also told the site, “We plan on seeking criminal charges and holding them civilly liable.” Whatever happens now, we’re glad Brown is okay and could clean up and come to the Grammys. The Beverly Hills P.D has also issued a statement which details, “… Brown stated that he was being chased by paparazzi causing him to lose control of his vehicle. Brown’s Black Porsche was towed from the scene at his request.” Stay tuned. This one could very well go to court.
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Valentine’s Day came early this year, as some of the hottest couples in the music biz took a stroll down the red carpet at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Musicians aren’t known for ever being short on arm candy, but this year’s ceremony seemed even more paired off than normal. Seriously, if you were invited the Grammys and you didn’t take your boo, you’re gonna be in the doghouse til next year!
See that big red cirle in the photograph above? That’s Rihanna sitting and listening intently to the proceedings during Chris Brown‘s court hearing yesterday. As you know, he was hauled back into court because it was believed that Brown had not completed his community service properly last year. Here’s the interesting part — Brown was required to do community service as a part of his sentence for assaulting Rihanna back in 2009. And here she is, with him in court to listen to his team swear that he did his time? It’s an odd sort of full circle, isn’t it? His team came prepared, too, considering Chris’ lawyer, Mark Geragos, was on the offensive from the get-go. He went off at a press conference stating, “I have never had a client who has been tortured like Chris Brown has” adding, “The D.A. is paralyzed with the thought his probation will be terminated. If that happens they won’t be able to jock him around like they’ve been jocking him around.”
In court, Geragos fought back against allegations that Chris had lied about completing his required 180 hours of community service by presenting legal documents including invoices and other proof showing that his client had paid $31,534.70 to the Richmond PD for security during his service. The D.A had stated that Brown hadn’t done so. Geragos also presented various documents that showed proof that Brown had done service at various police departments. This is just the start of it, because there are still a lot of accusations against Chris, one being that his mother had filled out his hours and his team had tampered with the details. But Geragos insists that he’s on the job and so far, “what we’ve uncovered so far should shock the conscience of the court. And this is only the tip of the iceberg.” This should be interesting.
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In a lengthy post on his private Instagram, Chris Brown complained about how people keep telling him to relax all the time and ignore what people are saying about him, his fight with Frank Ocean and the latest news that prosecutors believe he violated probation by not completing his community service.