Chris Brown Hits Rihanna.
On February 19, 2009, TMZ released a shocking, leaked photograph of a bludgeoned Rihanna immediately following her alleged combat with rhythm and blues sensation Chris Brown.The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the source of this image – threatening prosecution against the betrayal in this latest twist of the Chris Brown – Rihanna ordeal.
The violent accusations finger Chris Brown as the chief catalyst behind a domestic dispute and beat down of his girlfriend, popular songstress Rihanna outside of a Los Angeles hot spot. Mr. Brown turned himself into the LAPD Wilshire station on February 8, 2009 – booked on suspicion of making criminal threats. The developments shed light upon domestic abuse issues within the Black Community and the sordid machinations of America at-large.
Chris Brown and Rihanna: The Ultimate Power Couple
Christopher Maurice Brown burst upon the popular music-recording scene at the age of 16. The talented songwriter has captivated the hearts of millions with his sharp vocals and electric dance steps. Born in 1989 at Tappahannock, Virginia, the small town boy was to emerge as a clean cut heart throb – with the requisite “aw shucks” demeanor. C. Breezy is the latest in the extensive; assembly line of crossover, rhythm and blues acts built for stardom.
His female counterpart, Robyn Rihanna Fenty hit the airwaves with her 2005 Music of the Sun “Pon the Replay” Barbadian good girl single. Ri Ri’s recent Good Girl Gone Bad mystique has introduced the world to a fashion forward diva / sex kitten that commands us to dance in-step with her authoritative, Caribbean accented vocals.
Little Rihanna is all grown up right now.
The duo has combined for five blockbuster albums within 3 years, 1 Grammy, and numerous weeks atop the Billboard Charts. Chris Brown and Rihanna were the latest power couple and youthful celebrity entertainment royalty – the ultimate heirs apparent to the Jay-Z / Beyonce Kingdom throne.
Although recent happenings have dashed said sentiment in the interim – I am foreshadowing an inevitable reversal of course that parallels the heartbreaking marginalization saga of the Black Woman and America’s escapist Love Affair with celebrity.
Chris Brown and Rihanna: The Marginalization of the Black Woman
“She had it coming it to her.”
Message boards, bloggers, and sideline reporters are buzzing with dangerous chatter that Rihanna Fenty was actually deserving of this thorough attack. The gossip – commentary revolves around speculation concerning the transmission of a sexually transmitted disease from Fenty to Brown and Rihanna’s alleged clingy, accusatory behavior that destroyed the relationship.
The scuttlebutt intimates the belief that Chris Brown is a necessity to the viability of Rihanna’s career and that the young woman must quietly submit to all outrageous shenanigans in order to preserve this courtship.
Little is made of the fact that output, sales, and award totals under gird the fact that Rihanna’s star shines brighter than that of Mr. Brown. Rihanna actually elevates Breezy’s credibility and profile – disputing the ill informed background musings citing the contrary.
Certainly, we have abandoned the Black Woman at this lonely Highway Junction upon countless occasions:
Thomas Jefferson – Sally Hemmings
Whitney Houston – Bobby Brown
Corrupt Church Ministers
In all cases, the caustic scenario holds, and the silent whispers unite as an exasperating crescendo at chorus:
“She had it coming to her.”
Interestingly, Chris Brown is exhibiting the alarming propensity of individual psyches marred by abusive households to perpetuate the cycle by inflicting further mayhem upon their very own loved ones.
Chris Brown is Not Finished: Americans Forgive Celebrities
Chris Brown is not finished. The pop sensation has already issued the carbon copy, apologetic statement to the public. I am speculating that this near term public relations fiasco will blow over shortly and will be forgotten within the following year. Escapist Americans typically demonstrate the timeless ability to forgive and forget celebrity misbehavior.
First, a small cadre of followers is already vehemently opposed to laying any semblance of blame at the well-manicured feet of Chris Brown. We supply the term “manicured feet” as an allusion to the marketed, manufactured celebrity of this chart topper. This is a world where dirtied bath water of stardom is mistaken for Holy Water.
We do not wish doom upon the elite character. These personas have staked their respective claims at the pinnacle of their respective careers and represent the visceral goodness of our being. The escapist society salutes these stalwarts as primary examples complementary to the fact that all is possible. The superstar fantasy is Hope.
Our celebrities cannot Fail.
TMZ Photo of Rihanna’s Face.
LAPD Investigates Rihanna Picture Leak
Chris Brown Turns Himself into LAPD for Criminal Threat