The line between defending her and projecting our own stance onto her is blurred.That’s the uncomfortable truth of situations like this one.So despite our good intentions, I think we should chill. I’m not at all bothered by Brown being publicly scrutinized for being problematic, predatory, and just plain creepy.
Reminding them of their own victimhood at the hands of someone else may quell our own anger, but it doesn’t make them feel any better.
Unfortunately, our righteous outrage about Brown’s audacity to publicly pursue Rihanna won’t keep her safe from his abuse.
It won’t stop her from reconnecting with him if she wants to, and if we’re to really support survivors of trash men — abusive and otherwise — we have to be ready to ride for them no matter what.
How we feel about Brown popping up in Rihanna’s life — digital and otherwise — isn’t necessarily how she feels about it.
The couple broke up in 2009 after he physically assaulted her following a pre-Grammy party, something her fans have made clear they will never forget.
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For what it’s worth, I like to imagine a world where Rihanna also holds my motto about men in general — that they always come back — to be true.
As such, I hope that she saw Brown’s emoji and chuckled at his futile attempt to get her attention if for no other reason than it being so damned predictable.
He also promised to send Drake, 32, an item from his Black Pyramid clothing line, which features streetwear with designs some might say are heavily inspired by British skateboard brand Palace and popular anime cartoons.
The 8 gift is the latest sign of just how much the once-icy relationship between the two musical artists has thawed.
In mid-October, Drake invited Brown out on stage during one of the Los Angeles dates of the Aubrey & The Three Amigos Tour.