26th November 2018: Chris Brown Keeps Commenting On Rihanna’s Social Media And The Internet Isn’t Having It
Months since Chris Brown publicly wished his ex Rihanna a happy birthday, the singer has ruffled more feathers by commenting not once, but twice on the actress, designer, singer and beauty mogul's Instagram posts.
To promote her lingerie line Savage x Fenty, the bajan posted some snaps of herself in stockings, long gloves and red knickers on a bed.
Almost ten years since Brown plead guilty to assaulting her, he commented with two wide-eyed, flush-faced emojis under one of the pictures.
Whilst many people supported Brown's flirty comments, others were outraged, taking to Twitter and Instagram to voice their anger.
how the fUCK is CHRIS BROWN GONNA COMMENT “😳” ON A FUCKING RIHANNA PICTURE THE NERVE pic.twitter.com/9rM1SWfloH — francis (@thankubutnextt) November 26, 2018
If Chris brown don’t gtfo Rihanna’s comments pic.twitter.com/1is93YCTiI — sun (@sonzpani) November 25, 2018
After Brown plead guilty to a felony assault in 2009, and received community service, domestic violence counselling and five years of probation, the couple got back together in 2012 only to end their relationship finally in 2013.
In 2015 Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, gave an intimate interview about their relationship, detailing that she had asked the court to lift her restraining order against him to Vanity Fair.
'I was very protective of him,' the 30-year-old Ocean's 8 star explained, 'I felt that people didn’t understand him. Even after... But you know, you realise after a while that in that situation you're the enemy.
'You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I'm willing to put up with something, they think less of you-because they know you don't deserve what they're going to give.'
Fenty added, 'I don't hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now.'
21st March 2018: Chris Brown Wished Rihanna A Happy Birthday Yesterday And The Internet Doesn't Know What To Think
Yesterday the internet was alight with the glory of Rihanna since it was the singer, actress, beauty mogul, designer and philanthropist's 30th birthday.
Our Instagram feeds were awash with inspirational images of the Bardadian babe clutching her oversized wine glasses and pinching those elegant blunts, and it was a better place for it.
Many of us took to our feeds to wish the Harvard University 2017 'Humanitarian of the Year' a happy 3-0, including singer Ciara and, notably, her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown.
Brown was found guilty of assault after he physically attacked his then-girlfriend Rihanna in a Lamborghini the night before the Grammys in 2009.
At the time, TMZ released the shocking image of the pop princess battered and bruised with a split lip and a black eye. Rihanna went on to describe the attack in a harrowing police report which you can read online, as well as an emotional interview with Diane Sawyer.
“I still love Rihanna” – Chris Brown says as he reveals the truth about the night he… https://t.co/9MB1YesatS pic.twitter.com/YtR80j5srK — (@Techverbal) August 16, 2017
Since then there has been much debate about whether the now 28 year-old Brown should be publicly 'forgiven' for his act of domestic abuse.
Many have cited that Rihanna went back out with her abusive ex, suggesting that if she has 'gotten over it' so should the rest of us.
Others, however, point out that Brown has had a string of allegations against him. He's been accused of stealing a woman's phone, shoving a woman to the floor, forcibly ejecting a woman from his bus, punching a woman in the face in a Las Vegas night club and threatening a woman with a gun.
Yesterday the singer posted a snap of a young Robyn Fenty wishing her a happy birthday, but swiftly switched off the comments.
People instead took to Twitter to air their grievances with the 'Loyal' singer:
Chris Brown fans really want us to forgive his woman beating ass. Domestic abuse ISNT a mistake it’s a CONSCIOUS choice. Rihanna going back to him didn’t excuse his behavior as most domestic abuse victims do it continuously. He was cancelled after that & always will be. — cici (@melaninporn) February 12, 2018
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Others thought that the reaction against the artist was too extreme, and he should be able to give his ex-partner well wishes:
Y’all do know Chris Brown and Rihanna are friends right 💀 it wouldn’t be any different if this was anyone else get over it. It’s an innocent ass happy birthday post. Y’all do the most over nothing. — oct. 31 💔🌕 (@Poppinforcb) February 20, 2018
Can we finally forgive Chris Brown already the man said happy birthday to rihanna get over it — Darryl Buckets (@DarrylCurtis_33) February 20, 2018
I don't care, Chris Brown wishing Rihanna a happy birthday is cute af. Hate on me all you want pic.twitter.com/E8qWcsQcI6 — Hannah/ Happy Birthday Aubrey (@dearbarchie) February 20, 2018
With TV shows such as Big Little Lies highlighting the insidious and damaging nature of domestic abuse, we wonder whether Brown would have had the same professional success if his attack had been in 2018, not 2009.
However, it wasn't and hopefully he has learnt something in the last ten years.