Ed Note: This is a cross-post from our sister site Zelda Lily and is written by Sarah Spangenberg. The original post is here.
Good Morning America has never been one to shy away from controversy and this time — well, this time they haven’t, either. To the contrary: they’ve actually stirred it up more than ever before and encouraged the brou-ha-ha surrounding Adam Lambert’s performance on the recent American Music Awards with some homo-avoidant behavior.
After Adam Lambert’s “X”-rated, crotch-bulging, anal-fisting performance at the American Music Awards (which I thought was the hotness), he’s been barred from performing on Good Morning America. However, they have Chris “Mashed Rihanna” Brown slated to appear for interview and performance. So Good Morning America found it in their hearts to forgive a frequently-blacks-out-from-anger woman-beater, but in the same bated breath they’re too prude to succumb to the awesomeness and sexual naiveté that is Adam Lambert.
Good Morning America, get your prude, pink, chubby fist out of your ass — like, yesterday.
Like every girl in history who has ever been through a break up, you know that every where you go you are reminded of that person. You hear something funny on TV that you both would have laughed at, “your song” comes on the radio, you run in to a mutual acquaintance. Just because someone is out of your life doesn’t mean you’re going to forget them any time soon, and that’s what Rihanna says she’s dealing with right now.
Even though she and Chris Brown have been done for awhile, the singer says there are constant reminders in their relationship. “There are a lot of … places that we’ve been to together, music, different things that come up that are reminders of your ex. When [his music] comes on the radio, I don’t … turn it off. I like his music. I’ve gotten over it, but there are definitely constant reminders … songs that were our favorite songs, or hit songs.”
Sounds familiar, right? Also, let us not forget that Rihanna and Chris remixed her biggest hit to date “Umbrella” together, so every time she performs that song, the memory must come creeping back to her as well.
Ahhh, break ups are sad, especially under these circumstances. I have no snark for you on this one today.
Chris Brown has a new single and video out and oddly enough, it’s about him wanting to make up with a girlfriend. I’m assuming that this is just a poorly selected theme and in no way a reference to Rihanna because well, he’d have to be fucking crazy to think that he could get away with that. The video itself is quite pretty. Los Angeles in the kind of winter that we never actually experience, but even the emo glasses can’t hide the fact that this is Chris Brown and we’re like… so over him in a such a major way.
Chris Brown publicly stated that he wished Rihanna hadn’t spoken to 20/20 about the abuse between them earlier this week, which seemed selfish and careless, but his friends? Well, his friends are taking the name “douche nozzles” to a whole new level. Several of Brown’s friends have come to his defense on Twitter and Tash has them all organized right here.
@Only1Zstarr: YO THIS RIHANNA INTERVIEW HAVE PISSED ME OFF SHE IS REALLY TRYNA MAKE CHRIS BROWN OUT OF BEING A WOMEN BEATER…. WOW. IF YALL ONLY KNEW!! WISH DANCER’S CAN SPEAK ABOUT THINGS THAT REALLY GO ON!!!! I CAN NOT BELIEVE THIS.. LET ME JUST SAY CHRIS BROWN WAS PUSHED TO THE EXTREME!HER PEOPLE MADE HER DO THIS INTERVIEW FOR 2 REASON’S….. ALBUM SALES…. AND TO TRY AN KILL CHRIS CAREER!! (WHICH WILL NOT HAPPEN)WOW I CANT BELIEVE THIS SHIT!!IN CHRIS INTERVIEW THEY ASK HIM WHAT HAPPEN, HE SAID HE WANT TO KEEP THERE PRIVACY PRIVATE OUT OF RESPECT FOR HER!! (PAUSE)BECAUSE IF HE REALLY SPOKE ON THE REAL OF THE TRUTH!!! I CANT SAY THE REST!GOD IS OF ALLLLLLLLLL POWER AND CHRIS BROWN FOLLOWS JESUS CHRIST!!!!!!!! NOT THE OTHER. MEN BE CAREFUL OF VINDICTIVE WOMEN!!! RIHANNA IS THE SECOND ONE I KNO…
@DJBabeyDrew: MAD!!!! I need the real story to come out now!!! This is sum bullcrap!!!! Uncut Bullcrap!Awwww man I am Mad!!!! Truth will come to Light !!! It always does!!!!
@monhomo: he’s career ain’t ova. He made her 2 Wat she is day. Riri just needs away 2. Get her career back upSorry if I Mis-lead some of u earlier. I luv Robyn. We hangout 2 this day. That’s my bitch. Chris is my bestfriend, like a bro but…….I dnt promote violence nor do I promote lying I just got a lil upset after hearin da interview & I think if ur gonna go public tell da truth Its not she’s wrong. I feel 4 her but she’s playing a roll 4 the media & that sucks. Cuz she saying bullshit n front the cameras.
Yeah, not so nice, right? If anything these “friends” are digging Chris Brown deeper in to his hole of irrelevance by coming out and speaking like this about an incident that their friend stated he wished to keep private and dissing the woman who their boy abused. If they think she should have kept her mouth shut, they really should take their own advice.
Chris Brown isn’t too happy that Rihanna went on 20/20 to talk to Diane Sawyer about the abuse between the former couple, but why would he be? Sadly, it seems that Chris thinks that not talking about what happened the night that he beat her face in in Hancock Park will make the incident eventually disappear from the public’s mind, but we all know that as long as anyone’s talking about Christ Brown, “abuser” is going to be the first word that comes to mind.
Chris went to MTV News to talk about his ex’s interview and expressed that even though he understood her reasons for going, he wishes she had just kept quiet. “While I respect Rihanna’s right to discuss the specific events of February 8, I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us,” Brown told the network. Of course you would, sweetie, but unfortunately, your lackluster interview with Larry King and the months of silence that Rihanna graciously gave you still left us with questions.
And while we may always think of Chris Brown as a woman-beater, Rihanna wants to make sure that she can move on from this as well. What Chris has to realize when saying that he’d like for this incident to remain private is that he, by nature of his career, cannot be a private person. Once news hits that you’ve beaten your girlfriend, everyone wants to know why. In fact, Rihanna’s reasons for doing the interview was to kind of clear both of their names, “I knew I had to do this in order to move on for me and in order for my fans to move on . . . I don’t want that five years from now every time they see Rihanna, they think of Chris Brown beating me. That’s not who I am.” Perhaps instead of coming across guilt-free in his actions, Chris should take Rihanna’s approach and address the issues head on so that we can all move along.
You know, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Rihanna after she went back to Chris Brown post-beating. After watching the first clip of her Good Morning America interview as it aired this morning, I just have a lot of respect for her. I found her to be absolutely riveting to watch and she’s so clear on what she needs to look at. If you’re being abused, don’t use “love” as the guiding force for what needs to change. Love is so absolutely blind and has led so many of us down the wrong path. It’s not easy to turn your back on love, but when it comes to abuse, it’s absolutely necessary.
Anyway, I’m excited to see more on tomorrow’s GMA as well as 20/20. Stay strong, Rihanna!
Hey, guys! Here’s Chris Brown’s album cover for his comeback effort, “Graffiti.” I must say, I’m not surprised to see the singer attempting to spray paint into the eyes of innocent animations. Are we excited that Chris is back in business? Do we care?