Through all the speculation about Chris Brown and Rihanna’s romantic reunion and their musical collabos, I wondered how Jay-Z felt about all of this. Ever since Chris assaulted Rihanna Jay has had zero tolerance for the R&B star, and three years later nothing appears to have changed.
According to Radar Online, Jay-Z is not happy that his mentee Rihanna has been hooking up with Chris in any way, shape, or form. A source told the site:
“Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn’t understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about. Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever.
“Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can’t fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn’t forget what Chris did to her. Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna’s young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn’t care, she is going to do what she wants.”
The Dream, who produced the “Birthday Cake” remix said the song was Rihanna’s idea and was a gesture of forgiveness, but I wonder how Jay feels about him now. Beyonce has called on the producer for tracks numerous times in the past, but her hubby has been rumored to blackball artists he’s not fond of. Hopefully The Dream is still in his good graces.
Meanwhile Jay will just have to get over his disappointment. That Chrihanna love is showing no signs of letting up.
Do you think Jay-Z has a right to be disappointed that Rihanna and Chris are making music together?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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