It’s been nearly two years since the physical altercation, and resulting media frenzy, between Chris Brown and Rihanna occurred. Since then, both stars have claimed they want to get out from under the shadow of the incident, and judging from the steady rise of Rihanna’s career, and the way Chris was able to bounce back, you could easily say they have. One thing the past lovers haven’t been able to escape, though, is speculation that they still want to be together, and when you look at the subliminal twitter affair they’ve been carrying on for quite some time now, it makes you wonder, should they just do it?
I came across an editorial on Global Grind recently that proclaimed C Breezy and Ri Ri are getting back together. The article was more about BlogXilla’s own infatuation with the celebrity couple as he talked about looking forward to reading daily blog posts and seeing photos of the pair out together. He wrote that he wasn’t ashamed to admit that he had gotten attached to “ChRihanna” and that he could relate to them in ways he can’t relate to Jay-Z and Beyonce. “I’ve been on line kissing my girl while waiting for a two piece and biscuit, and I can say that’s when love is at its finest. That’s when love is at its most pure, and seeing that moment between Rihanna and Chris was an added blessing as a fan.” Of course no couple should ever get together, or back together, to appease their fans but Rihanna seems to be more hurt by the split than onlookers.
There is a non-stop trail of tweets from “Just because I let you go doesn’t mean I wanted to,” to “I’ll always love you,” followed up by “Love U more than you know” from Chris. And then there were those in between tweets from mama Chris: “HELLO LADY I MISS YOU AND LOVE YOU!!!!!! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!,” to which Rihanna responded: “Miss+Love u 2.” Plus Rihanna petitioned to have the parameters of Chris’s restraining order modified to allow physical contact, so long as it’s not abusive. The situation is utterly and completely speculative but it forms one heck of a case of circumstantial evidence.
If the young lovers truly want to be together, there’s no sense in attempting to keep it on the hush for the sake of disapproving fans who no doubt have just as much drama going on right under their own noses. I’m with BlogXilla when he says spare me the line about the message Rihanna will send young girls if the two reunite. That girl is already sending plenty of messages to teens through her lyrics and the way she dresses. Her position as a celebrity may put her on a pedestal as someone young women emulate but that doesn’t mean she’s a role model. It’s up to parents to set appropriate examples for their children. Besides, the public has clearly forgiven Chris. Is it no OK for her to do the same? Sure, we weren’t the ones who were assaulted but we are the ones who have made his redemption possible by buying his albums and supporting his shows.
It’s tough for anyone to say what they would do in a situation like Rihanna’s and most women don’t leave after the first incident. While I don’t believe the mantra “love makes people do crazy things” excuses Chris’s brutal attack, I do believe in lapses of judgment, mistakes, and opportunities for change.
The media would clearly never make it easy for these stars to reunite but if that’s truly the only thing holding them back, they might as well stop putting on a show at their expense and give most of the public what they really want—a C Breezy, Ri Ri reunion.
What do you think about Rihanna and Chris Brown getting back together? Can you see it happening?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.