The rumors were true.
Not only has Rihanna let Chris Brown on her “Birthday Cake” remix, but she’s also helped the guy out by featuring on his “Turn Up The Music” remix.
I voiced my opposition to the former lovers reuniting earlier this week in my article “It Might Be Time to Boycott Rihanna”, so it’s sad to see that they’ve been so irresponsible and gone through with it, especially on Rihanna’s part.
This isn’t victim blaming. The fact of the matter is that Rihanna is pretty much the poster girl for domestic violence these days, and whether she likes it or not, she has a responsibility to the millions of people who look up to her.
And it certainly doesn’t help matters with how flippant she’s been about it. Rihanna’s spent the past few days laughing and joking on Twitter, rubbing the collaboration in everybody’s faces and sending out cryptic tweets like it’s all a game. It shows a lack of respect for her fans, and everybody who has looked up to her. Chris Brown has acted like a rude, ill-mannered, violent, homophobic brat since the assault took place, yet that hasn’t stopped Rihanna from turning the whole situation into a joke.
Is it okay for Rihanna to forgive Chris Brown and be friends with him again? Yes. Is it okay for her to collaborate with him, rub it in our faces, and turn something as serious as domestic violence into a joke? No.
“Girl, I wanna fuck you right now,” Chris Brown
singstaunts on the “Birthday Cake” remix. “Been a long time, I’ve been missin’ your body.“
They say that any publicity is good publicity, and it’s getting pretty obvious by now that Talk That Talk probably isn’t going to spawn another big hit beyond “We Found Love”, but is it really worth doing all this?
She’s definitely lost me as a fan.
“Birthday Cake” remix and “Turn Up The Music” remix are both available from Chris Brown and Rihanna’s Twitter accounts.