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Rihanna & Chris Brown Have Essence

Rihanna & Chris Brown Have Essence

Reigning R&B prince Chris Brown and R&B princess Rihanna perform at the Louisiana Superdome during the 2008 Essence Music Festival on Friday, the Fourth of July, in New Orleans.

Here’s Billboard‘s review of dear RiRi‘s latest “Disturbia” single: “Rihanna has scored 10 top 40 hits since her career launched in 2005. More staggering, the 20-year-old has four songs riding the Pop 100: top two ‘Take a Bow,’ Maroon 5 duet ‘If I Never See Your Face Again’ just entering the top 40, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ inside the top 40 after 30 weeks—and now ‘Disturbia.’ It’s safe to say that Rihanna is the premier artist of the second half of the decade, with no signs of wear and tear. This latest is a sort of ‘Thriller’ for partygoers, with multilayered vocals cascading across Ri‘s lower register, alongside fun scatting, a la ‘bum bum bi dum bum’ with co-writing (and background vocals) from the irrepressible Chris Brown. Rereleased albums with added cuts have become a tedious trend, but ‘Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded’ is actually worth its weight in platinum. In short order, Rihanna has become the trustworthy ‘it’ girl of our time.’

25+ pictures inside of essence-filled Rihanna and Chris Brown

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Photos: Sean Gardner/Getty, Soul Brother/FilmMagic
Posted to: Chris Brown, Rihanna

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  • K

    FIRST! chris brown is awesome.

  • GIULIANO

    hmm

  • zanessafan

    i loveee them!!
    a perfect couple (:
    <3

  • rydee

    OMG CHRIS SHAVE OFF THE SKUNK HAWK HAIR THINGIEE!!!! YESSSSSSSS!!!! and that third to last pic is totally the business :3 and rihanna……….

  • Nev

    she look a little bit like a man! this hair cut is nice but i hope that Riri returns to her 2006 hair.

  • Mike

    Cute but maybe not her best look

  • rydee

    i meant shaved**

  • bad

    Rihanna’s hair looks like a hat! I think her darker hair is still under it.

  • jules

    She’s pretty but she kinda looks like a tranny.

  • essence

    She looks like a 2 dollar hooker.

  • loving

    {{{{{{{ Chris Brown }}}}}}}}}

  • chiq

    Gross. All the accessories on the planet can’t give this skank class!

  • ROY

    THEY SURE ARE HANDSOME!

  • kaylie

    Billboard would give my dog a good review. The dress is not bad but I wish this girl had more talent to back up her looks.

  • Megan

    I love the dress. Everything else is EEWWW. HHAAAATTEE IITTTT!!!

  • angel

    i like rihanna but her style is so 80s. she needs to stop copying madonna!

  • Indy

    Why the hell is she dressed like an 80′s hooker?

  • JJ

    I love short hair but I prefer Rihanna with a slightly longer style. The hair on the sides of her head do not match the top (is that a weave?) plus the style emphasizes her thick neck. Chin length would be a good look for her.

  • GO CHRIS

    CHRIS IS HOT!!!!!!!

  • Skylar

    What happened to Rihanna? She used to be unique and now she’s all fucking tranny-ed up.

  • Tek

    GROSS. She looks like Fantasia Barrino…

  • roxy

    Rihanna looks cute as long as she covers up her huge forehead. She has pretty eyes.

  • SUP

    RIHANNA’S STARTING TO LOOK LIKE A BOY.

  • Envy

    Both are fierce!!!!!!!!!

  • aadina

    Hell to the no@RhiRhi! This is more of a miss than a hit.

  • Kharma

    like the hair, but lose the outfit

  • nikomilinko
  • Lenne

    Need to fired HER STYLIST,URSULA.
    ASAP>
    IS your Stylist only wanna look herself more beautiful & yourself
    being UGLY?
    HATE IT. Miss her HAIR in the middle of July 2007.
    SUITS HER UP.

  • Bams

    Sorry but I have never found Rihanna to be attractive even with the long hair. I wish that she would just go away and make way for some real talent.

  • LOL

    RIHANNA = TOTAL TRANNY IN PIC# 5 & 11

  • Katie

    Hate it. She could be so cute!

  • fugs

    She is trying to be Madonna in the LIke a Virgin video. Uhh, Madonna never looked this butch until she got older. I do not see where this look is going.

  • boo

    I like Rihanna but now she’s taken this makeover too far.

  • Jonie

    I think Rihanna always has too much on.
    Chris looks good!

  • devon

    They are only performing for one day, right?

  • collin

    Chris seriously needs to start pulling his pants up….NOT a good luck

  • Chica

    Chris is very talented and not to mention hansome! He is the NEXT big thing….just wait everyone will see.

  • carol

    lol ¬¬’

    aff _l_

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    isn’t that lovely. jared gave the crackers some black people to hit on first thing in the morning.

  • [☆I n F a m o u s☆]

    hate*

    blah.

  • barbie

    I like Rihanna and this look of hers. It’s obviously something that she is identifying with now. Let her be. She is a great entertainer and very successful, considering she has just turned 20 years. Quite incredible really, what she has achieved in just a couple of years.

  • http://www.rihannanow.com lior

    rihanna is soooo cute!!!!!!!

  • anonymous

    THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ‘BOUT RIHANNA STYLE/HAIR PROVE THAT BLACKS AND WHITES WILL FOREVER BE MILES APART IN THEIR CULTURE. RIHANNA’S HAIR STYLE IS THE BOMB. SINCE MOST BLACK WOMEN DON’T HAVE LONG STRAIGHT, STYLELESS HAIR LIKE WHITE ONES, WE’VE COME UP WITH EXTREMELY STYLISH SHORT HAIR CUTS AND WE LOVE THEM. MADONNA COULD NEVER PULL OFF A SHORT HAIR CUT LIKE THIS,NOR COULD HER THIN BLOND HAIR BE STYLED LIKE THIS.. AND WHILE I AM NOT A RIHANNA FAN, BECAUSE I LOVE TRUE RnB, NOT POP, I DO KNOW THE GIRL IS SIMPLY GORGEOUS!!!

    AND NOT EVEN MADONNA HAD 10 TOP TEN HITS IN 3 SHORT YEARS LIKE RIHANNA HAS. YA’LL MADE HER THE REIGNING ‘POP’ PRINCESS – THERE’S NOTHING RnB ABOUT HER. AND EVEN MAJORITY AMERICA KNOWS CHRIS BROWN IS THE SWEETEST, MOST CHARISMATIC AND ENTERTAINING PERFORMER TO COME ALONG IN YEARS.

  • Baji

    honestly i love her much but … maybe i just need to see some other pictures of it cause so far cause she looks simply awful.
    i hate her new style. she is copying Madonna’s old look and starting to look as trashy as no class Beyonce.
    she used to be more original than this.

  • wICKED WENCH

    Amazing. I just did this cut about two weeks ago and here she shows up with the shaved sides. If I didn’t know that it defies all logic and probability, I’d think she has a spy-glass all the way to the East Coast.

    FWIW – the GREAT 80′s are back in fashion. Agyness Deyn is the figurehead. New Romanticism and Victorian styles are the sartorial looks of the day – get over it, tweenies.

  • wICKED WENCH

    DEAR ANONYMOUS: I’m a white chick. This fact proves you wrong.

  • Lucky

    I really don’t get the hype with Rihanna. The dress is alright but most of the time she wears the most hideous clothes. I do like her short hair but it looks like she singed off the sides.

  • Candy

    Ne-yo practically confirmed that they’re dating :P. In a Q&A with fans, a guy asked who does he think is hotter, Beyonce or Rihanna. He said, ” This dude’s trying to get me in trouble here! Jay Z’s girl or Chris Brown’s girl.” lol :]

  • nikaries

    some of you seriously need some glasses because rihanna is beautiful. most of you hate b/c you can’t stand that she is slowly rising to the top along with her man Chris.

  • chilly

    Rihanna is only 1 year older than Chris? She looks much older. Maybe it is the makeup or maybe Chris just looks young for his age.

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