Rihanna on the red carpet at the 2012 Grammy Awards
Although there’s speculation RiRi and Brown have collaborated on more than just two sexy songs, the public really doesn’t know what’s been going on with the exes. Are they doing it or not? That’s really the question.
Reps for both parties have insisted they are strictly ‘just friends’ and I hope that’s true, and that the shocking duets were made just for the sake of ratings. Well, apparently some domestic violence experts are feeling the same way, because they’re seeing the same things we are, particularly Brown’s repeated aggressive behavior. It’s like he hasn’t changed.
The executive director of National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rita Smith, recently spoke out about Brown and his post Grammy rant, where he basically told anyone who criticized him to “F—k off” because he won a Grammy.
She said, “The response was fairly belligerent and didn’t really indicate that he had changed much in the several years since the assault.” She then added, “I think it’s possible they can be friends, and however they’re involved again, whether it’s as intimate partners or as good friends or as professional associates, I hope that he continues to treat her with respect.”
I’m all about people getting second chances, but it seems to me Chris Brown has had that ‘second chance’ over and over since the 2009 incident with Rihanna. He very well may be on chance #500, and I still don’t see much of a change for the better.