The lady we’ve been talking about a lot lately (not Kate Gosselin, thank bejeezus), Rihanna stepped out on stage last night at Jay-Z’s LA show and shocked everyone in the audience by not just shutting it down, but performing her new single “Hard” for the first time. The performance was powerful, and even though I am a fairweather Rih fan, I happened to think she killed it. The video quality is crappy, so I’m sure you’ll mainly be listening more than watching, but what do you think of the new single? I thinks she sounds strong and the message of this song is exactly the kinda track you wanna come out with post break-up.
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.
Good Morning America gets props for getting absolutely the most mileage out of a celebrity interview. Ever.
Here’s part two of the Rihanna interview that aired this morning. The singer shares more of the details of what actually happened, such as witnessing Chris Brown’s soulless, blacked out eyes as he beat her — on the night of the Grammys. The entire, uninterrupted interview will air tonight on 20/20.
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!
Rihanna’s new album comes out in less than a month, so it’s obviously time to start talking about domestic violence. Sigh. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m glad she’s talking, I just wish it didn’t have to have the stench of a PR stunt surrounding it.
Rihanna did an interview with Diane Sawyer, to air on Good Morning America on Thursday and Friday, and you better believe ABC is going to be leaking little quotes from it about every 12 hours up until that time.
“This happened to me … it can happen to anyone,” she told Diane in the interview. The 21-year-old also referred to Chris Brown as “definitely my first big love.”
I don’t even blame Rihanna for this — she is a very young girl dealing with some very big issues. She’s in no position to navigate these waters, and she’s depending on her team for guidance. I think it’s in really poor taste for her management to start dragging her around the talk show circuit using the fact that she was the victim of domestic violence to sell albums. Hopefully at least this publicity will help her send a positive message to women everywhere, and maybe help another woman to seek help if she’s in a similar situation.
The wait might be ova, but I’d be fine if it wasn’t. Rihanna’s new single “Russian Roulette” dropped — take a listen.
It’s no coincidence that this song is titled after a game that’s all about potentially shooting yourself. It’s that boring. Like, you don’t want to be listening to this song if you are driving because you could end up on someone’s lawn Billy Joel style before you know it. It’ll put you to sleep …a melodic Unisom, if you will.
Overdramatizing? Probably. And I know it’s not cool to criticize Rihanna, but why do all her songs sound the same?