How did I miss the news about [[Chris Brown]] alledgedly hitting [[Rihanna]]? Apparently the couple argued at a pre-Grammy event, and ended up getting out of their car, where upon Rihanna was apparently severely beaten.
The details are incredibly fuzzy, and it looks like the media are jumping on this story, making up most of it as they go along. I’ve read several different accounts, and I don’t know what to believe. All the facts seem to agree that Rihanna took quite a beating, as the unfortunately named Celebrity Smack Blog states:
Earlier reports of Rihanna suffering bite marks to an arm and multiple fingers were true, and the singer also suffered a bloody nose, cut lips and two rather large contusions on her forehead. It’s not known for sure if she suffered broken teeth as earlier reported.
Many blogs and news sites are reporting that Brown has a history of domestic violence with Rihanna. Really disturbing when you consider that the couple were widely regarded as a hot item, the Troy and Gabriella of the R&B scene, touring and performing together regularly. One thing I note is that most reports are liberally scattered with ‘alledgedly’, so it’s difficult to seperate fact from fiction. And it will continue to be until either Rihanna or Chris release some sort of statement. Which might be inevitable given the significance of this news.
Of the more absurd items, I’ve read:
- Brown was flirting with Leona Lewis, which made Rihanna jealous. Come on – everybody knows Leona’s virtually married to her long-time boyfriend. Brown didn’t stand a chance.
- Or try this nugget about Rihanna giving herpes to Brown, which apparently she caught from Jay-Z who’s married to Beyonce. Cuck-oo! If you believe that fairytale, you probably think Shrek is real.
- Some wag took a picture of Rihanna and Photoshopped it to make her look bruised.
So, as the trial by media of Chris Brown continues, I’m stunned at the variety of reports out there. Some even claim Rihanna isn’t exactly a joy to live with either. But the bottom line is, as ABC News reported, Brown’s reputation is taking a battering right now, advertisers are walking away from him and wrapping up campaigns he’s involved in.
Hardly a case of innocent until proven guilty, but there’s a growing dossier of evidence to confirm that Rihanna sustained a number of injuries. Until a statement is made, the media will continue to point the finger at Brown as prime suspect. This is the part where any ex-girlfriend he ever had gets a phone call and a hefty bribe to dish the dirt on him.