Although she should have been busy celebrating, Rihanna spent part of this day - her 21st birthday - updating everyone on her status. The following was issued to the media by the singer’s rep:
“At the request of the authorities, Rihanna is not commenting about the incident involving Chris Brown. She wants to assure her fans that she remains strong, is doing well, and deeply appreciates the outpouring of support she has received during this difficult time.”
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An exclusive photo obtained by TMZ now confirms earlier reports about Rihanna’s February 8th incident. Police insiders previously claimed the singer (real name: Robin Fenty) suffered two large forehead contusions in addition to a bloody nose and lip. Judging by this picture, that description was right on target.
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Today, one week after his canceled Grammy performance, Chris Brown finally offered a statement to the media. Although he didn’t specifically acknowledge harming anyone (or that the person in question was even Rihanna), the singer claims he is now seeking counseling support.
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person.
Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
Read More | People
The drama for Rihanna and Chris Brown continues one day after their Grammy Awards cancellations. Here is where things stand at this point:
- The $50,0000 bail Chris posted might not be the only financial hit the singer takes. Although the company has not completely severed ties with the 19-year-old, Wrigley has decided to pull the Doublemint Gum commercials featuring Brown. (Too bad they missed the one that actually aired during the Grammys yesterday.) A company spokesman told Us that they are waiting to see how things play out. “We believe Mr. Brown should be afforded the same due process as any citizen,” the rep explained.
Award season is long, fraught with gossip, and seemingly unending. Someone always walks away with a statue - some performers and artists walk away with several. But by the time the same awards are given out the next year, no one really cares who won what the year before.
What we do remember is what they were wearing when they were doing it. People may not remember which Grammy Jennifer Lopez won the year she wore the green Versace gown, but they remember the gown. This year’s VMAs may be remembered for several years - the pictures not of moon men statues, but of the clothes everyone wore.
Whose couture sang the sweetest…and whose fashion was completely discordant?
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