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The Lowdown on Chris Brown & Rihanna

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2009 at 5:14 am

After the 51st Annual Grammy Awards premiered on CBS on February 8th, there was a lot of talk about the absence of singers and couple Chris Brown and Rihanna at the award show. Immediately after the show, the internet, news stations, radio stations, and people’s cell phones were buzzing, with explanations for what happened. There have been countless speculations as to what happened between the performers. Two things we know for sure, whether or not Chris Brown did what people said he did or not, his career just might be over. As for Rihanna, she probably just nailed a book deal with a publishing company to tell her story.

So, here’s the scoop and the latest on what went down. The night before the Grammy’s, Chris Brown, 19 and Rihanna, 20 were spotted at a pre-party and seemed to be happy. Sources like BET NEWS, E! Channel, Yahoo News, just to name a few, all seem to agree that after the party things turned ugly. Supposedly, Chris and Rihanna were seen arguing inside of a car. After that, no one physically has stepped forward to clear up what occurred. But, here’s what we think we know: Chris and Rihanna got into an argument and tempers started to flair. Sources say that Chris allegedly hit Rihanna, gave her bruises and she had to go to the hospital for her wounds. “Someone” (more than likely Rihanna or a friend) called the police and reported that Brown attacked her. But wait there’s more…

The internet and television tried to keep the latest news updated and each minute, something new was discovered. The majority of the media is saying that Chris gave Rihanna a split lip, bloody nose and scratches on her face. It is crystal clear that Chris Brown turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department due to video released all across the world. Brown was driven to the station by his attorney Mark Geragos, whose past clients include Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson, and Michael Jackson. Geragos’ past clients have nothing to do with Chris Brown, but from what those clients have on their records, it doesn’t look good. The R&B singer was charged with making a criminal threat, and at this point remains under investigation on domestic violence allegations. His bail was set at $50,000, which he posted and he was released. But there are still questions unanswered that fans, and just about anyone who is interested, want to know what is true.

I have heard everything under the sun this past week regarding the Chris Brown vs. Rihanna attack. I’ve heard that Rihanna gave Chris Brown some sort of STD, Rihanna cheated on Chris with rapper Flo-rida, Chris bit Rihanna on her face or arm, someone else may have been with the two when the fight happened, etc. It’s been a lot of talk, and no one really knows what to believe. A few friends and I have agreed that there needs to be some sort of press conference ASAP to confirm what’s going on! There just needs to be some sort of follow-up or conclusion as to what is the truth, so that people can stop making up their own stories.

Chris Brown is most definitely not benefitting from this situation, his Doublemint Gum ad campaign has been pulled and some radio stations are not playing his songs. It’s very sad and disturbing to think that all of these allegations probably happened. Also, Chris Brown is a talented young man who is seen as a lovable guy. Of course, that doesn’t dismiss the fact that he could be an abuser, but I think it’s crazy that such a talented kid could be going through something like this.

More importantly, Chris Brown is a young Black male, and that just puts the icing on the cake. Whenever a Black entertainer does something outrageous or gets arrested, the Black community lowers their heads, because it’s a fact that this young man has potential, but by this happening, it’s not setting a good example for the other young men coming behind him. Hopefully, this will be a lesson for them that no matter how famous you are, you must take responsibilty for yourself, and that fame can be taken away from you in an instant. One can only hope that this whole situation can be settled and that the whole truth will be proclaimed. A lot of people want the truth and at this stage in the game, people can handle it.

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