Last month’s discovery that Rihanna and Chris Brown were in fact following one another on Twitter, led to all sorts of emotions (anger, confusion and in some cases, happiness) from fans. While it’s likely that you wouldn’t completely remove your ex from every form of social media (or gradually reintroduce them to your online life if you did have to make a clean break), the public and dramatic way in which their relationship ended (see: the 2009 Grammy Awards and Brown’s subsequent assault charge) has led Rihanna fans to be understandably protective of the singer. If mutual following was a cause for concern among her supporters, the message posted from her account Thursday morning should be considered alarming: “I admit it, I provoked Chris to hit me. I’t was not entirely his fault. #ImSORRY.”
Startling words given the controversial circumstances, but is this for real? It would be pretty low for someone to forge comments about domestic violence, but the world is full of surprises (and lots of people with way too much time on their hands). Rihanna’s alleged comment comes just two days after Brown tweeted at her, fueling even more rumors about a reunion. “@RIHANNA you got that pic I sent you?” appeared on Brown’s feed Monday in what was apparently meant to be a direct message (it’s so easy to get confused, isn’t it?), before being removed. Brown later tweeted it was a hoax (“poeple, dont listen to the blogs. i never @’d @rihanna. stop tryna make a story out of nothing”) claiming that the post was fake. Are these two really trying to get in touch with one another, or is there a heartbroken fan or two out there that won’t rest until these one-time lovers reunite? (Twitter: couples’ counseling for the 21st century.) There’s been no official response from Rihanna on this morning’s tweet—which has since been deleted—prompting the notion that the two could either each use some remedial lessons in Twitter messaging, or more secure passwords to their accounts. Eh, probably both.
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