Chris Brown Says 'No' When Asked If He's Still with Rihanna But There's More to the Story

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Chris Brown RihannaRumors were swirling yesterday that Rihanna and Chris Brown had broken up. Which was superconfusing because this news was following hot on the heels of Chris finally sounding apologetic about the 2009 beatdown he gave Rihanna and telling Ryan Seacrest:

I just tried my best to be the best man I could be over the years and just show her how remorseful and sorry I was for the incident and that time was probably the worst part of my life and being that she has and she’s a wonderful person I’m eternally grateful and thankful.

So it was a bit of a shocker -- or not -- when yesterday a radio station in Los Angeles began promoting an upcoming interview with Brown by tweeting a snippet of an interview where the DJ asks: "Are you still w/Rihanna?" And Chris Brown says: "Uh, no-that's the short answer."

Immediately the rumor mill went wild that these two crazy-in-love (crazy being the operative word) kids had called it quits. Buuuuuuut it turns out the radio station was just messin' wit' us, y'all.

Apparently that little snippet they played and tweeted was old news, taken from an interview Brown gave months ago. In the new interview, he confirms they are still an item, though he hasn't seen her since she's been on tour. Asked if he was in love (man, these radio stations are nosy, eh?), he replied:

Huh? I'm a lover, man. Definitely in love.

But notice he doesn't say with WHO. So I'm thinking he's referring to himself. Anyway, thanks, radio station, for causing everyone a bunch of confusion. For a moment, I'd actually thought that Rihanna had come to her senses and dumped the hothead.

That said, I'm over haranguing Rihanna for taking him back. I think her decision sends the wrong message to young women to go back to abusers -- when most of them don't change for the better, but merely escalate their behavior. Far too many women die at the hands of abusive partners. Check out these horrific stats on domestic violence. One third of teens say they've feared for their personal safety in a relationship and almost half say they've done something that compromised their own values in order to keep a partner happy.

But at the end of the day, Rihanna is a human being who wants to make decisions for herself, not her fans. If it turns out to be the wrong decision, I hope she's as public with it as she has been with their reunion. I hope she tweets the next black eye so that young women can see that getting back together with an abuser isn't usually a happy ending.

Do you think Rihanna has an obligation to young women?


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Demmi Moore

actually the only ones that were confused were the ones that did not take the time to listen to the interview or was too lazy to do the superficial research that would have saved them the egg on the face.

I use to be one of those people that beleived what I read about Chris Brown but over the last few months so much that have been printed about him has proven to be lies that I have started to do my own research and I have realized that blogs like this are quick to print the bad stuff but never go back and admit they were wrong when it is later proven to be lies.
Which in effect make you people no better than he is,

nonmember avatar Sirius

I think someone in Rihanna's has a responsibility, but only in some areas. She is a horrible role model because she tweets and instagrams the exact types of pictures we warn our daughters against. Unlike any girl trying to emulate her, she has the money to not end up trapped in an abusive situation. If anything, she's a great model at what not to do. If and when she crashes and burns, we can all say, see what happens.... if Chris hurts her real bad, see what can happen... She posts after sex pics from bed smoking weed, she's no positive influance.

elija... elijahsmama09

I have never understood why some people think Rihanna is a role model. Have you heard her music? I would not let my child listen to her albums.

Mrs.F... Mrs.Frye22710

THANK YOU!!!! Finally someone that shares my view on this issue... I have not listened to any of either of thier songs since then... Every time someone talks about how great she is I go off on a rampage... She is supposed to be a role modle for young girls. Kiri you put it perfectly I hate to ever hear about ANYONE male or female going back to an abusive relationship. I don't care if I dislike someone everyone is better than to be abused and deserves better...

Mrs.F... Mrs.Frye22710

THANK YOU!!!! Finally someone that shares my view on this issue... I have not listened to any of either of thier songs since then... Every time someone talks about how great she is I go off on a rampage... She is supposed to be a role modle for young girls. Kiri you put it perfectly I hate to ever hear about ANYONE male or female going back to an abusive relationship. I don't care if I dislike someone everyone is better than to be abused and deserves better...

Mrs.F... Mrs.Frye22710

Sorry stupid phone didn't let me finish then posts twice.. I'm so against these two I didn't even know if I was gonna read this article.. I'm very happy I did because this wasn't a ' I'm so sad they're not together there so cute ' type of article.

Danielle Johnson

Well like she said, if it's a mistake, it's her mistake. Don't see how what she does affects anyone but herself. And young women shouldn't hold a candle to celebrites. They are just a flawed as the rest of it. I wish ppl shut up and leave it alone. Whatever happens is on them.

Danielle Johnson

Who said she was a roll model? She surely didn't.

Toonk... Toonkasmommy

It's not her fault that parents allow their daughters to look up to her and all of her behavior.

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