The “art” that we’re talking about, of course, is Chris Brown‘s new tattoo that may or may not be an image of Rihanna after he assaulted her. He tweeted that quote yesterday, the “I’m an artist and this is art” claptrap, along with “Dia de los Muertos,” so yeah, all of you guys who said it was a sugar skull were (perhaps) right.
Chris’ rep (bless her heart) also made a little statement to clear up any confusion:
“His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”
Another interesting thing is that Chris tweeted a link to a story on Perez Hilton that had this charming quote from a source close to Chris:
“Naw man, that’s [isn't] Rihanna tatted on [Chris] no matter how much [you all are] trying to make it seem. Sorry, it [isn't] her. [Chris] loves women and you know he loves Ri, but come on now, he [isn't] about to tat a bitch on him. That [isn't] how he rolls.”
Obviously, Chris and his people can say whatever they want about his silly tattoo, but I don’t know if I buy it. Here’s a closeup, so we can analyze it:
If it’s what they’re saying it is, then is it fair to say that it’s kind of poorly done? But then again, if it’s supposed to be Rihanna, then it’s poorly done as well. I just don’t see the resemblance.
September 12, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Emily
As you can see, Chris Brown has a new tattoo. You see it, right? It’s that big ol’ face on the side of his neck. To me, it looks like a sleepy drag queen with shit smeared all over her face, but to other people, it looks like Rihanna. Huh.
According to sources “really close to Chris,” the lady depicted on Chris’ neck is just “a random woman,” but according to me, I don’t really care. I just wanted to show you guys this hilarious tattoo so we could all roll our eyes at Chris Brown this morning and feel thankful that we don’t have to look at that big neck-face in person. That’s all.
But what do you guys think? Does that tattoo resemble Rihanna at all, or are you on Team Sleepy Drag Queen?
September 11, 2012 at 5:30 am by Emily
OK, so it wasn’t necessarily a full-on make-out, nor was it the RED! CARPET! REUNION! that we all thought might happen, but seriously, where the f-ck was I when this shit between Chris and Rihanna happened? Yeah, it was an innocent peck on the cheek and short hug, but still. If there was a guy who beat me to near-oblivion, the very next time he tried to get close to me wouldn’t be for a hug and a kiss—it would be because I attacked his face with my nails and teeth.
Incidentally, I didn’t see Chris Brown‘s “girlfriend,” Karreuche Tran, either during the awards ceremony, or at any of the red carpet events or afterparties. Interesting, hm? No, in fact, Karreuche Tweeted a photo last night that said “TREAT YOUR GIRL RIGHT,” which is probably a barb at Chris Brown ditching Karreuche for singledom at the VMAs, and then kissing his ex-girlfriend for the world to see. At least that’s what I’m thinking, anyway.
What do you guys think—are these two hooking back up yet or what?
September 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm by Sarah
Oh, but just to clarify, when I referred to Chris Brown‘s girlfriend in that headline up there, I wasn’t referring to Rihanna. Even though Chris and Rihanna have been very strongly linked here recently, and even though there are tons of rumors that they are seeing each other again, when I say “Chris Brown’s girlfriend,” I’m talking about his other girlfriend. The official one, the one he keeps around for appearances or whatever. Karrueche. She caught Oprah’s interview with Rihanna, and she was not impressed.
From Hollywood Life:
“If Karreuche ever thought she stood a chance being Chris’ main bitch, she can forget that now. She watched Ri on Oprah and the girl was crying. She saw how much Chris and Ri love each other, on TV no less, and it made her shed some tears. Chris always told her Rihanna was his true love and now Rihanna told the whole world that too. Man, you would think K.T. would be in a bad place right now. I mean, she is because she’s crying,” a source close to the situation tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively.
In fact, Karrueche was so upset that she DISSED Rihanna with a tweet after the interview! But according to our source, Karrueche knows where she stands in Chris’ life.
“Make no mistake, KT know what time it is and she know where she stands in my [boy's] life. Even though she ballin’ her eyes out, she knew this from jump street. I like K.T. though. She’s a girl I would have on my team any day and she good for Chris right now. She brings a whole new level to rebound broad,” the source adds.
Chris is trying to keep everyone’s feelings in check. He even reached out to Rihanna after the interview — he loves her too!
“You gotta give it to Chris though because he ain’t trying to hurt nobody. She damn well knew how he felt at that time about Ri and I think now more than anytime she knows it’s real. But I want you to know Chris ain’t no pimp like that. He ain’t trying to hurt Ri or K.T. or anybody. He just being real and keeping the game 100,” our source says.
“She (K.T.) gone be around for a minute though. She ain’t going no where right now. But man, Chris and Ri, it’s gone happen. Just wait.”
I was totally prepared to believe all of this, because Chris Brown is an asshole, and assholes do asshole-ish things like telling their girlfriends that they will never ever be their main bitch all the time. But that tweet that the article refers to, the one where Karreuche dissed Rihanna? She tweeted “LOL.” That’s it. Not to anyone, no tags, no nothing, just a good old-fashioned “LOL.” It was a few hours after Rihanna’s interview aired though, and obviously everything this girl ever says or does or tweets in her life has to do with Rihanna. Ugh.
August 23, 2012 at 9:30 am by Emily
So I couldn’t get a legal copy of the Oprah segment, so I watched it, instead, and transcribed it for you right here. Rihanna, in short, talked to Oprah earlier this month, and of course, discussed the Chris Brown incident, and sources are saying that Chris is really, really upset over the interview and “feels horrible.” Here’s what Rihanna had to say that shook Chris’s tree so hard:
“I lost my best friend. Like, everything I knew, switched. Switched. In a night. And I couldn’t control that. So I had to deal with that. And that’s not easy for me to understand, to … interpret. And it’s not easy to interpret on camera. Not with the world watching. So it was hard for me to even pay attention to my mind, and to figuring things out, because now it became a circus, and I felt protective. Like, I felt like the only person to hate right now was him. It was a weird, confusing space to be in because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed … I just felt like … like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s gonna help him? Nobody’s gonna say, ‘He needs help’, every–everybody’s gonna say ‘He’s a monster’, without looking at the source. I was more concerned about him.”
And in response, the source in question says that Chris is realizing his big mistake all over again and admires Rihanna even more for being such a stand-up chick and taking it all:
“Chris saw the video clip. Of course he saw it, how do you think he feels? He feels horrible he did that.” The source continues, “Watching [Rihanna's interview with Oprah] made him realize he made a big mistake and he’s been paying for it ever since. He’s working hard, in the studio, dancing, doing everything he can to rebuild his name and career and I think he been successful in doing all that. Y’all should be talking about his road to recovery and how he’s been a man and made s–t right. He and Ri are cool, more cool than anyone will know. She forgave the [boy] the minute that s–t went down, so what that say about their relationship?”
First, I have to give Rihanna some serious props if she’s telling the truth about only being concerned for Chris. Either that, or some heavy-duty meds for whatever kind of life-altering personality disorder she might have, because wow. Really? Way back when, the word on the street was that their fights were epic. So it hardly comes as a surprise that one of them would end up whaling on the other at some point, anyway, so where’s the element of surprise about this whole thing that Rihanna kind of insinuates? I don’t know, guys, but I’m more convinced than ever that these two just should not ever be together again.
August 16, 2012 at 11:30 am by Sarah
“It was embarrassing, it was humiliating … I lost my best friend. I was resentful, I had a grudge, I was dark.”
Here’s Rihanna, talking to Oprah on Oprah’s newest talk show, where her homeland of Barbados was discussed (and visited! Rihanna’s childhood home, ooh, ooh!), emotions were dissected, and Chris Brown information was, inevitably, divulged.
Here’s the preview clips if you really want to see ‘em:
I’ll admit, this could be an interesting interview. I’d be interested to find out what Rihanna’s got to say. And whether or not she’s going to do the entire interview with the Caribbean accent that comes and goes when it seems most suitable for her. Guess there’s no better time to be talking about all this than now, since she’s going to be going public with that whole dating-Chris-Brown-again thing. We wouldn’t want to forget about that, now, would we?