Wednesday, 11 February 2009

And so the plot thickens... Rihanna and Chris Brown

According to US weekly, Jay Z hit the roof after learning that Rihanna was assaulted by Chris Brown. Jay Z who is Rihanna's mentor and close friend, has vowed to get revenge if the allegations are proven true.  “He hit the roof. Chris is a walking dead man. He messed with the wrong crew,” the source says.

Kanye West spoke about the situation on Ryan Seacrest's 102.7 KIIS FM radio show. He said he is "devastated" by reports. "Rihanna has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time, in that sense, i feel like that's my baby sis and i would do anything and everything to help her out in any situation," said West. The rapper who has known Rihanna for several years, also said that what allegedly happened to Rihanna shouldn't happen to anyone. "It should never come to that place," he told Seacrest.

Rapper T.I pn Monday night said that he had spoken to Brown. Adding "He's cool, you know. He's a little concerned about the situation, but he's still the same Chris. I told him, 'this too shall pass'".

It has now been reported that Rihanna sustained multiple injuries in the attack, including contusions on either side of her forehead, a split lip, bloody nose and various bite marks on her person. According to police photos taken at the scene, there was also "serious swelling and bruising", as well as several bite marks on her arm and several fingers. Brown allegedly hit Rihanna so hard with his fists that she could barely open her eyes for the photos - they were swollen shut. The singer was treated and released for her injuries at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday evening. According to E! news Rihanna also told police that Brown threatened to kill her and that Brown choked her till she was unconscious.

Reasons for the attack have yet to be confirmed by either Brown or Rihanna, but that has not stopped the rumour mill from churning!
Rumours range from Chris Brown flipping out after discovering he had contracted herpes from Rihanna who had supposedly contracted it from a famous rapper (Jay Z), to Rihanna flying in to a jealous rage after witnessing Brown flirting with Leona Lewis and Paris Hilton. 

However, law enforcement sources confirmed to TMZ that Chris Brown recieved a text message from a women whilst he was driving with Rihanna and that's what started the confrontation. Apparently the text message from the women was about the two of them hooking up later. 

Brown is already feeling the ramifications of his alledge actions. His "Got Milk" ad campaign will end this week. "The Milk Mustache campaign is taking the allegations against Chris Brown very seriously," the company said in a statement. "We are very proud and protective of the image of Milk Mustache campaign and the responsible message it sends to teens. Mr. Brown's ad was first launched last fall and is scheduled to end this week."

Also radio stations in cleveland, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis have pulled Brown's music in light of the abuse allegations. Radio host Java Joel of Cleveland's 96.5 WAKS-FM said he stopped airing the songs on Monday when outraged listeners called in to criticise Brown, according to the stations Web site.
Rihanna has cancelled her 21st Birthday which was due on February 20th. Rihanna was set to celebrate her birthday with a huge party in New York but it has now been called off. The 20 year old singer's agents also postponed gigs in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Neither Brown nor his representatives have made statements about the case. Rihanna's publicist said she is doing "well" and Rihanna's Grandmother told Barbados's Daily Nation "Rihanna is doing fine and she is doing well". Brown is due to appear in court on March 5th.

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