No doubt Rihanna is on a roll right now with her first number one album “Unapologetic” topping the U.K., U.S., and Canadian charts. But most of the talk seems to center around what exactly the status of her relationship with Chris Brown is these days. While both continue to deny they’re more than just friends, Rihanna continues to tease the public by posting photos online that suggest otherwise. The Barbadian beauty is riding a tide of success that flies in the face of critics, many of whom are quite vocal about their disdain for her reunification with the man who physically assaulted her back in 2009. However that may be the least of her problems, as day by day the “Diamonds” singer drops tweets and posts pics that may just come back to haunt her. Her latest Instagram photo shows a close up of a diamond ring on her pinky finger, splayed against the backdrop of her naked hip, with the tag “#dopedealers–t”, according to E! News yesterday.
Just the night before that post, Rihanna shared another photo that has sparked controversy. “I dont wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!”, she tweeted, attaching a photo of her embracing Chris Brown. And just prior to that she sent out a picture of what looks like her rolling a gigantic blunt.
And of course there was the Thanksgiving weekend photo that 24 year-old Rihanna posted of Brown, 23, lying shirtless on a bed. Chris recently told “XXL” magazine that he’s trying to keep his private love life out of the public eye, according to Celebuzz. Not much chance of that at this point.
“When it comes to my love life, the perception seems as though I am a player. But that’s not true…Love is something I am still learning. It’s just an obstacle that I haven’t yet mastered. I think that’s my biggest hurdle in life”. Ya think?
Chris Brown famously got into a Twitter war with comedian Jenny Johnson last week. He’s now saying he’s working on controlling his impulse to “vent” on the social media site.
After being enticed into the war of words with Johnson, Brown let loose with some obscene tweets too graphic to reprint. Chris is now saying, “I try to promote positivity and love”.
But if all the Chris Brown controversy weren’t enough, Rihanna continues to say and do things that one can only wonder whether they are the best thing for her career and longevity in the music biz.
In addition to her tweeted bear hugging Chris Brown photo, the Hindustan Times reports today that she also sent out another pic along with the vulgar message, “Home is where the c–k is”. In another tweet, Rihanna referred to God with a racial slur. Click here to see what the word was she used.
Many people have been outraged by the bear hug picture, just the latest evidence that the duo is indeed back together. “Rihanna, why have you forgiven him? Once a scum bag, always a scum bag”, wrote one fan.
While Rihanna may feel invincible at the moment, one has to wonder if all her drug references, nearly naked photo posts, and reckless behavior in general will sustain her down the road.
It’s impossible to tell at this point whether Rihanna is acting out because this is truly who she is, or if she thinks this will keep her at the forefront of the media and on top in the music business.
After all, how many people even heard of Rihanna or Chris Brown prior to that infamous night when he assaulted her? Now the two are practically household names. One thing is clear in this new age of instant news and social media, scandal isn’t always a bad thing. Think sex tapes.
After all, musical acts come and go faster than ever before. And there’s always another comer ready to graduate off one of the ever growing number of talent competition shows. They may get lost in the shuffle until they get caught with their pants down.