Full confession: We have almost come to blows with people over parking spots. Almost. But apparently, if you’re Chris Brown and Frank Ocean, accompanied by you’re entourage, and the spot in question is outside a recording studio, that “almost” turns into full-on fight with the sheriff’s department being called. Who hit whom and who started it? Here’s what we know so far:
Chris’ version: According to TMZ, sources close to Brown say the singer was leaving the Westlake Studio on Sunday night when Ocean and Co. blocked him from getting out, saying, “This is my studio, this is my parking spot.” When Brown went to shake his hand, a member of Ocean’s entourage went in for the attack, and one of Brown’s guys stepped in and hit Ocean’s guy. That’s when Frank went after Chris. Brown and his reps haven’t commented directly on the altercation, but he did post a photo of himself in the studio on Instagram with the caption: “Working on my album. Not working on negativity. Focus on feeding ya family. Bulls— will forever be in the shadows.”
Frank’s Twitter version of the story:
News flash: Rihanna really likes weed, you guys! Ok, this should come as a surprise to exactly zero people, least of all Lena Dunham. Just yesterday we told you how the Girls star criticed Riri for her stream of pot-themed tweets and Instagrams. So maybe this most recent shot of the singer is especially dedicated to Lena!
We’re not going to get involved with their beef, but Rihanna definitely wasn’t fooling when she went as the Queen of Ganja for Halloween. It’s always 4:20 by Rihanna’s watch. To prove it, we’ve gone ahead and assembled 20 pictures of Ri blazin’ up…from this past year alone! We’re not going to include those infamous pictures of her at Coachella last year, because we’re still not totally convinced that those aren’t corn chips that she’s eating off that bald dude’s head. But there’s quite a few others in there, from all kinds of occasions. To be fair, some of them could be hand rolled cigs. But it’s just as likely as she and Chris Brown being “just friends”…
Newly-minted Golden Globe winner Lena Dunham made some unfortunate headlines recently following some unkind remarks about her from shock-jock Howard Stern. Luckily that all ended peacefully, but now the multi-talented Girls star is throwing some shade of her own: At pop goddess Rihanna! Oh girl, didn’t you read our post about Riri’s most vicious Twitter slams? This could be bad news, you guys.
Lena appeared on Alec Baldwin’s podcast Here’s The Thing (lulz) and admitted that she “used to be really into” Rihanna. But lately she feels that her DGAF attitude has gone a little too far, and worries about the effect that she’s having as a role model on her young fans. “I don’t want to ever throw stones from my glass house, but I follow her on Instagram and I just think about how many little girls beyond what I could even comprehend are obsessed with Rihanna,” Lena explained. “Like you know, she left Barbados, she’s had this amazing career, she’s won a Grammy. She’s talented.”
She cites Rihanna rejoining Team Breezy as a major turning point for her. “Then she gets back together with Chris Brown and posts a million pictures of them smoking marijuana together on a bed. And it cracks my heart in half in a way that makes me feel like I’m 95 years old.” Many of Ri’s Navy are starting to wonder if her “good girl gone bad” shtick isn’t just an act, and fear the way she’s influencing children who look up to her.
Not funny, people. Especially not funny for the policeman who have to jump into action everytime this happens. It’s so unbelievably callous and disrespectful to them. We’ve mentioned a number of these “swatting” prank incidents before. It’s when someone makes a fake emergency phone call to 911 and gets a team to show up at a celebrity’s home as a joke. They always use some sort of false story to get the police to show up asap, like a case of domestic violence, home invasion or something akin to that. It’s happened before to Miley Cyrus, Ashton Kutcher and Justin Bieber. And now it’s Chris Brown‘s turn! These unknown, idiotic pranksters got the cops to show up at Chris’ Hollywood Hills home yesterday afternoon. TMZ writes that sources told them that the fake story that was fed to the police was that a couple were in a fight and the man had a gun. Obviously the dude hung up after feeding 911 the story, not saying the address was actually Chris Brown’s address. No couple. No fighting. No gun. Just one very confounded housekeeping lot, probably, because Chris wasn’t even home at the time. That’s the whole point of swatting. We’re hoping they catch the guys responsible soon. It’s a massive waste of resources and time.
We’re not even going to discuss any ironic overtones of the fact that the joke was related to domestic violence, and Chris is, well, linked to domestic violence as well. It doesn’t make “swatting” any less of a stupid exercise. Like we said … it’s the police and SWAT teams who end up making all the effort for nothing, and that makes us angry.
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To be honest with you, we’re getting to the point where we really think that Rihanna is using her Twitter feed exclusively to mess with us. Oh, and to tweet bikini selfies. But otherwise it’s mostly to keep us guessing about the state of her relationship with Chris Brown. Days after accidentally sharing a night club with Breezy’s ex Karrueche Tran, something seems to have gone down between the controversial couple, because Rihanna set her Twitter feed on fire with some furious tweets.
“Boys will be boys!!! Cause they can’t be men,” she wrote this morning, and yesterday she posted a picture on Instagram with text that read “I have to stop saying ‘How stupid can you be’ I think people are starting to take it as a challenge.” A second one soon followed that read “You can have results or excuses not both,” with a caption simply saying “Choices.” We’re not sure what’s up, but Riri seems pissed!
We always feel a little uneasy speculating about the ongoing Rihanna/Chris Brown/Karrueche Tran drama. So it’s nice when one of them gives a nice, long, introspective Vibe interview revealing their inner most feelings about the situation. Though we have to admit, a few of Karreuche Tran’s statements have us raising our collective eyebrow. “I’ve been on a rollercoaster for the past year,” model Tran admits to the magazine. Oh honey…like we don’t know that? Like we haven’t all been right behind you, screaming, on that exact same coaster?
You’d think that there would be enough exclusive Hollywood nightspots to make awkward encounters pretty hard to come by. But we guess run-ins do occur, as Chris Brown’s ex girlfriend Karrueche Tran can definitely tell you. The model rolled up to the LA nightclub MyStudio on Sunday for a night of fun with her friends, including Christina Milian. But things got significantly less fun when she learned that her love-rival Rihanna was already inside! According to Hollywood Life, Karrueche stayed for only 15 minutes before understandably bouncing, tweeting “What a night.” Hmmm, sounds awkward as hell. Let’s hope she got her cover charge back at least.
Rihanna responded with a tweet of her own, which doesn’t reference Tran by name but definitely seems like a sideswipe. “B—h don’t kill my vibe,” she captioned an Instagram’d picture with some intense text:
There comes a time in life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it. Surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don’t. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.
Rihanna is no stranger to controversy lately, and this time it’s not about getting back together with Chris Brown! The singer is under fire from fans for putting another picture of marijuana on her Instagram account. “This nug look like a skull or am I just….?” she captioned the latest in a long line of pot-themed posts. Some of her detractors are afraid that these pictures give a bad impression to her young fans. That’s assuming the live-tweets from a strip club didn’t do that already. “Wow wat a good influence you are on young girls….not” wrote one commenter. “I dont understand what she tryin to prove through pics of drug everyday,” said another.
This comes on the heels of her latest uproar, where a picture of a thug grandma and a rifle-toting model led some to wonder if Rihanna was glorifying guns. Is she being irresponsible, or are people just taking her social media output a tad bit too seriously? Let us know what you think in the comments section! And to answer your question, Riri: It totally looks like a skull. We don’t want to have a big soapbox moment about the legalization of marijuana, but we do know that quite a few of Hollywood’s biggest names like to blaze up every now and then. Head to the gallery below to see some celebs who get high. Or (for legal reasons), maybe just like to roll their own cigarettes…
Rihanna and Chris Brown have taken their bizarre brand of coupledom to the most coupley of all holidays: New Year’s! Despite the constant push and pull about whether or not they are actually dating, over the holiday the superstar pair got very close in a very public way, sharing court-side seats and laughs at a Lakers game on Christmas. “Sure,” we can hear you loyal readers say, “Friends go to basketball games all the time.” We hear that. But now it looks like the two were each other’s all-important midnight kiss on New Year’s Eve, which can only me one thing: They are totally going to get married and make babies immediately.
OK, maybe not. Yet it still is pretty decent proof that the two are together in a more than fellow basketball fans kind of way. Riri posted a pic on Instagram of herself peeking out of a distinctive polka dotted bed comforter yesterday with the caption “Good morning! Still haven’t slept lol #hello2013.” Soon after, Breezy did the same thing, showing his legs sticking out of the very same comforter. The pic has since been deleted, because as we all know, Chris Brown is a very fussy Instagrammer. So despite all of Rihanna’s angry tweets about being single, we’re guessing they’re back together again? Right? Who knows.
After her pantsless 2011, we thought that things couldn’t get any better for Rihanna. Damn, were we wrong! The singer made 2012 her best year ever with new songs, new albums, new hair, new drama, but the same DGAF attitude that we’ve come to know and love. So to recap her mindblowing last 12 months, we’ve assembled the 50 reasons why Riri dominated 2012. It’s a lot more than her being pantsless, that’s for sure! Well, OK, we do have some pics of her without pants…
50. Unapologetic earned Rihanna her first Billboard Number One album! And that’s not all: The landmark music mag also named her the top artist of the last 20 years. Take that, Gaga. All hail Riri!