In the past month, there’s been some disturbing evidence to suggest that Rihanna is considering getting back together with her abusive ex Chris Brown—namely, tweets supposedly posted for their followers but so lovey-dovey that they have to be directed at each other. Right? We sincerely hope not, because Rihanna taking Chris back would a) likely put her in danger of getting smacked around again, and b) sends a bad message to her fans to not stand up for yourself.
That’s why we’re glad for this news from Chris’ rep, via TMZ: Chris and Rihanna are just friends (gag for the overused phrase, extra gag since we can’t imagine being friends with your abuser) and are not looking to get back together. Fans were sure that a reunion was in the works when Chris and RiRi were spotted at the same West Hollywood nightclub last night; their followers ignored the fact that they left separately.
However, the rep points out, Chris arrived and left with his actual girlfriend Karrueche Tran. (We’re guessing that Karrueche’s tattoo “The past is practice” is part of why she’s forgiving of Chris’ abusive ways.) It might be that the attraction still exists, albeit as a one-sided thing: Media Take Out claims that Karrueche got all up in Rihanna’s grill at the club because Rihanna’s been telling people that she does still want to get back together with Chris. Rihanna’s also allegedly pissed because Karrueche and her friends made a video mocking RiRi’s accent:
However, this is probably another case of creating drama where there is none. Commenters point out that Karrueche and her friends spend the first half of the video quoting lines from an Anjelah Johnson skit about nail salons. It isn’t until halfway through that she asks, “What song is this?” and her friend says that it’s Rihanna’s.
So, what we should take away from this is—Chris and Rihanna aren’t in each other’s lives, which is nothing but good news.