According to sources (and I’m wondering if it’s the same “sources” and “insiders” and “friends” that are calling out Johnny Depp out on his split with Vanessa Paradis) they are, and it’s allegedly been happening for over a year now.
From Us Magazine:
The edgy, platinum-selling “We Found Love” singer and Brown “meet up very casually,” a Brown confidante says. “She comes to see him anytime she’s in L.A.” Explains a music industry source: “They can’t get enough of each other. I don’t see it ending well. Rihanna loves to live dangerously, and talking to and hooking up with Chris is all part of that,” adds a Rihanna insider.
Oh jeez. This is not exactly the best news, if you ask me, and even though you probably didn’t (and wouldn’t, because you’ve either been here long enough to know how I feel about it – or just don’t care), I’m going to tell you (and Rihanna): RUN. RUN GIRL. What the hell’s the matter with you? I’ve said it before and I’m going to say it again – it’s not that a leopard doesn’t change its spots (granted, a leopard really doesn’t change its spots, but that’s just nature, baby, and we’re talking euphemisms or something here), it’s that there are just some things that you don’t need in your life one way or the other. For Rihanna-girl, I really think Chris Brown is one of them. Maybe I’m all hung up on this thing being a power struggle, but I’d be damned if I’d reconcile my love to a man who once beat the snot out of me. It’s got nothing to do with forgiveness and everything to do with self-respect and appreciating one’s boundaries.
I mean, love somebody or not, how could you want to be with them again after they did this – this?! – to your face? It takes an amazing and healthy person to truly forgive someone for something like that, and an amazing and healthy person to know what to avoid down the road, whether it’s with that particular person or another. I’m sorry, but every indication that I’ve gotten from Rihanna over the past three years is that she’s not that amazing or healthy just yet, and the “sources” that are being quoted don’t think she’s grown up enough to realize the impact of her decisions even today. I mean, “live dangerously”? That sounds like a real good idea, girl. Why don’t you just settle down and pop out a few dozen kids with good old hot-headed-but-well-intentioned Chris Brown. That’ll totally make all of the wrong things in your relationship all better, you know?
This is it; I’m done. I’m, once and for all, through ranting and speculating about whether or not these two idiots have decided to be two idiots conjoined. They apparently do more damage together than they do on their own, and if that’s their thing – if that’s their way of living dangerously – then so be it.