Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Musical Mismatch: The Trouble with Rihanna and Chris Brown's collaboration

News spread like wildfire this past Monday about music superstars Chris Brown and Rihanna’s  latest musical collaboration. The former couple released their latest remixes featuring each other and  Chris had people leaning in for a closer listen when he sang "Girl I wanna f*** you right now. Been a long time, I've been missing your body," on the duo's "Birthday Cake remix"
Rihanna and Chris Brown

All this wouldn’t have been shocking to the public if we didn’t have insight into the couple’s violent past. You will recall that a few years ago on Feb 2009 that Chris Brown beat Rihanna into a bloody pulp causing the young lovers to separate. The fight began when
Rihanna confronted Chris about a suspicious text from an ex-girlfriend. Rih then turned to face Chris in the car the couple was driving and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. According to the notes taken by Detective De Shon Andrews, blood filled Rihanna's mouth. Brown, then 19, allegedly told her, "I'm going to beat the s--- out of you when we get home. You wait and see!”
Rihanna with Diane Sawyer

The “Only Girl In The World” singer later claimed that she decided to leave the relationship because in her words “When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting killed, I could not be easy with that part,” she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer on “Good Morning America “I couldn’t be held responsible for telling them, ‘Go back.’ Even if Chris never hit me again, who’s to say that their boyfriend won’t? Who’s to say they won’t kill these girls?”

My, how quickly people change.
Chris Brown and Karreuche

Just last week Chris Brown was spotted at Rihanna’s birthday party  living it up with his ex-girlfriend. Chris even had the nerve to ask attendees to sign a confidentiality agreement to keep his attendance a secret. Why you ask? Because sources allege that Chris Brown and Rihanna were spotted boo’d up all night long. Now ain't that some issh? Adding insult to injury, it’s a well known fact that Chris is in a relationship with stylist and aspiring model Karrueche.  Sources allege that Karrueche isn’t in the least bit concerned about Rihanna and Chris’s relationship. According to Radar Online: Karrueche isn't stupid, and she has told friends that they have an open relationship. She never asks him about Rihanna, ever. Chris will take several days to call her back at times, and that is OK with Karrueche’

Confused yet? Yep this left me scratching my head as well.

I really don’t think it was a good idea for Chris Brown and Rihanna to release a song together, I’m all about forgives but this is just crossing the line.  I’m worried about what message this is sending to young women. Rihanna said she left the relationship because of her impressionable fans, was she thinking of them when she released this song with Chris? Let’s be clear I understand, that she has forgiven Chris and they have both spoke at length about moving on but why record and work together? Why even give the appearance of re-kindling their relationship? Celebrities are held to a different standard and that is the unfortunate bitter pill they swallow for having worldwide fame and success. Too whom much is give, much is required. Rihanna should have known better than to do this.

Tell me: What do you think of Rihanna and Chris Brown's collaborations?


  1. Dnt see why it shuld bother us to be honest. They have to live for themselves and not for their fans or the rest of the world because they're millionaires. Let her make her mistakes and learn frm them, that's life. It's just a song which probably they sent each others parts via email and were never in same studio. It's just a song and probably doin it for sales. Really dnt see the excitement here, she didn't want to be the face of domestic violence like she said and how many times shuld CB try and prove himself to pple. Dnt care what they do. What normal person thinks ohh becoz Riri sang wif CB I shuld get back with my abusive partner

  2. I agree with Valerie! People shouldn't look at celebrities as role models. You may like a few characteristics they possess and aspire to be like them but don't do stupid things just coz Rihanna or Chris did it. You gotta think for yourself as an individual because morals and values are what ure taught at home and not by celebrities u barely know.

  3. Unfortunately celebrities are role models! Especially Rihanna and Chris, they appeal to a young fan base that is extremely impressionable. Even with Rihanna's recent statement that this was "innocent" I still don't think that was right.


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