Chris Brown and Rihanna: Will They Ever Get Back Together?

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Chris Brown and Rihanna are clearly infatuated with one another, but also seem to be toxic when they’re actually together. It’s a vicious cycle.

Clearly, emotion isn’t enough to keep them together. In fact, it may be the reason why these on-off lovers cannot seem to make a romance work.

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“They went through a lifetime together and they’re only in their 20s,” a source close to the pair says. “They’ve had lots of ups and then a HUGE down.”

“Sometimes Chris can’t even look at her because it reminds him of the $h!t he did years ago. Even though she forgave him, the world hasn’t.”

“That’s the $h!t that’s f*%ked up. It still distracts him from his music and his life. It’s always in his face and it’s something he just can’t shake.”

Both Chris Brown and Rihanna faced the adversity and criticism head on this year when they publicly reconciled … only to split after just a few months.

It’s unclear if a specific catalyst led to the breakup – trust issues are rumored, and she’s posted more than a few cryptic messages – or if it just can’t work.

“You know, they tried it once and it was great,” the source says.

“They tried it again and it didn’t work. He loves her, but he knows they just can’t work. They can only exist as friends. The relationship $h!t just can’t happen.”

“They can’t handle that. It’s too much.”

Yesterday, Chris sent out a very emotional tweet to express his feelings, hinting at his retirement from music and lamenting the reason for his “fame.”

“Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!” he tweeted.

We feel for Chris, honestly, because we have no doubt that he truly does love Rihanna, deeply regrets his actions and is haunted by them every day.

However, he’s got to live with and rise above it, plain and simple, and that means not giving the “haters” ammunition or being surprised by the criticism.

It’s a vicious cycle of its own, and in some ways it’s not fair. But he can’t expect people to move on if he’s fixated on the event or people’s perception of him.

Do you agree, THGers? Sound off in the comments below.

 

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Two more sponsors pull out of Chris Brown concert in Halifax

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Three sponsors have now pulled their support for a summer musical festival in Halifax headlined by controversial music star Chris Brown.

In the wake of public petitions and protests, Molson Canadian and Halifax-based spa Touch of Radiance announced Monday they would be withdrawing their sponsorship from the event. On Saturday, Rogers Communications did the same.

“We decided to no longer pursue partnership with this year’s event. The feedback we’ve received from the fans has echoed out decision not to participate,” Molson Canadian said in a statement.

The American R&B star’s upcoming concert on Aug. 31 has sparked protests and angry outbursts on social media.

On Monday, an online petition to remove Brown from the concert skyrocketed over the afternoon from 1,156 signatures at 2:30 p.m. to 3,907 by 7:00 p.m.

“Chris Brown is as well known for his violent beating of his former girlfriend Rihanna. As a city, I believe it reflects poorly on us to not only host such an artist, but to make him the headliner of this show,” said the petition, posted by Halifax resident Nichole Snow.

Even the city’s Mayor Mike Savage denounced the star in recent days, but added that there is little the city can do to interfere.

“We have to be careful in telling people what they can listen to, what they can read, what they can hang on the wall, what goes in public museums, and things like that. It’s a bit of a tricky line. But personally, I’m not happy,” he told CTV Atlantic’s Marie Adsett.

Brown was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labour for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.

The public outcry is not without precedent. Last year, Brown was scheduled to perform in Guyana but cancelled after catching the ire of women’s rights groups over his history of violence.

Brown’s current controversy in Halifax came as a Los Angeles judge revoked Brown’s probation after details of an alleged hit-and-run accident surfaced. Brown was not ordered to go to jail.

Concert organizers say they are still confident the show will go on and that tickets will sell.

“It’s not my position to defend or endorse any of Chris Brown’s past behaviour. In this case, what we are promoting is the fact that Chris Brown is a multi-platinum award winning artist of international calibre,” Drop Entertainment’s Stephen Tobin said.

Tickets for the concert go on sale Wednesday.

Prosecutors want Chris Brown’s probation revoked

ImageLos Angeles prosecutors moved Monday to revoke Chris Brown’s probation after he was charged last month with misdemeanor hit-and-run and driving without a valid license.

The singer has been on felony probation in the 2009 beating of former girlfriend Rihanna and been in and out of court since then, making reports on fulfilling the requirements of his probation.

A hearing was set later in the day.

In February, the Sheriff’s Department investigated a fight between Brown and singer Frank Ocean at a recording studio, but Ocean decided not to pursue a battery case against Brown. The same month, Brown crashed his Porsche while being chased by paparazzi.

The 24-year-old’s most recent problem stems from a May 12 traffic accident in which he is suspected of rear-ending a car stopped at a red light in the San Fernando Valley and refusing to give the other driver his license or insurance information.

A woman in the car with Brown provided her driver’s license, according to a police report that says Brown did not provide his until his lawyer had an investigator deliver an expired insurance card to the other driver several days later.

The driver of a Mercedes Benz involved in the crash told police she was a recent emigre to this country and didn’t know procedures.

The woman, identified in court documents only as Olga G., said she called her husband to find out what to do and was told to exchange driver’s licenses and insurance identification.

At first, she said Brown was polite. But as she continued to demand identification, a confrontation arose, she said in court documents.

She said Brown’s companion, identified as Karrueche Tientrese Tran, offered her driver’s license and said the car belonged to her.

In her written statement, the woman said when Brown refused to provide his identification, she took a picture of the couple “and then they went ballistic.”

She said Brown began shouting expletives and grabbed for her camera.

“I jumped back, the girl screamed, ‘Don’t touch her. Don’t touch her,”‘ she said.

“I was so shocked that I was speechless,” she said in the statement. “Just a moment ago he was a nice guy. After screaming some insulting nonsense for a while longer, he slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy.”

The woman didn’t know the identity of the man who hit her car until a friend called and told her after seeing a report on the Internet.

Brown denied any wrongdoing in a message posted to Twitter on Monday, along with another tweet thanking fans for their support.

Mayor Savage Discouraging Fans From Attending Chris Brown Show

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Mayor Mike Savage of Halifax in Canada spoke publicly about his disdain for Chris Brown, saying he felt ‘sick’ that Chris would be performing in the city this August. HollywoodLife.com spoke to him exclusively, and he told us he’s discouraging people from attending. Is he being unfair?

Chris Brown has tried to move on from his past through charitable work, but not everyone is able to forget about his troubled history. The singer was recently slammed by the Mayor of Halifax, Mike Savage, who exclusively told HollywoodLife.com that he has a “pretty negative opinion of Chris,” and he would even discourage people from attending Chris’ upcoming show!

Mike Savage Slams Chris Brown

Mayor Savage spoke to us about Chris, 24, and his upcoming performance at the Energy Rush show in Halifax on August 31. He openly and honestly said he was not impressed that Chris would be performing, due to his past issues with domestic violence.

Here’s what he told us:

Violence against women is a gregarious issue, and people are concerned because it is a big issue in Nova Scotia. We are not going to pull the plug on the show, but when people ask me my opinion I’ll tell them. It’s just my opinion as a father and as a Mayor. It’s not for me to decide, but sure, if people asked me I would encourage them not to go to the show. We need more freedom of expression. I have an obligation to say my piece. I can’t comment on his music. If you ask me, I have a pretty negative opinion of Chris Brown.

Originally, the mayor said he felt “sick” that Chris would be performing in Halifax, and the show lost a sponsor when Chris was announced as the headliner.

“It makes me kind of sick, to be honest with you, that someone like this will be performing in Halifax,” he told Canada’s Chronicle Herald. He continued:

Those of us who are in public life — I’m in public life, he’s in public life — you have to be responsible for your past actions, and I think it sends a very, very wrong message to everybody. I’m not keen on the city supporting this in any way.

As a city, [we] believe it reflects poorly on us to not only host such an artist, but to make him the headliner of this show. It says that as a city, we do not care for domestic abuse as long as you can write a catchy dance song.

HollywoodLife.com also spoke to Chris’s rep, who says Chris partakes in many charitable endeavors — and that he is focused on the future, not the past.

Chris Brown’s Rep Speaks Out

“It’s a shame that some people are so short-sighted and uninformed,” his rep told HollywoodLife.com. Chris is an award-winning artist whose goal is to inspire and entertain.” She continued:

He engages in many philanthropic endeavors to support his community and communities worldwide including the Jenesse Center Domestic Violence Intervention Program, Best Buddies, AIDS Project Los Angeles, Kids Wish Network, Get Schooled and Home Again.

He’s just embarked on the Unity Campaign to bring people together despite their differences while promoting tolerance and forgiveness. Chris strives to learn from his past and to grow as a person, as we should all do. Chris is looking forward to being a part of the Energy Rush Concert Series.

Chris is certainly very active on the charity scene, and he was further defended by Stephen D. Tobin, owner of Drop Entertainment Group, which putting on the Energy Rush concert series. Stephen said:

Chris Brown is a multi-platinum, award winning, international artist and we are pleased to be welcoming him to Canada. Although Chris is as controversial as he is talented, there is no denying that he is one of the biggest, boldest, chart-topping names in the music industry today.

With the momentum of Chris’s new album set to release this Fall, we have full confidence these Canadian performances will in fact be very well received. The negativity has surprised us in Halifax because in Toronto & Winnipeg, the reaction has been nothing short of electric and positive.

To quote one of many positive comments we have received online….  ”Moral arguments have nothing to do with art. If that was the case, there’d be very few artists we could all feel good about. Every artist worth my time has some sort of issue. Whether it’s George Michael or Michael Jackson, I don’t care what anybody does in their personal life, as long as their music’s bangin’.”

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Do you agree or disagree with the Mayor? Are his comments too harsh?