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Rihanna Responds to Billboard's Letter About Chris Brown

Rihanna Responds to Billboard's Letter About Chris Brown

Rihanna arrives at her hotel on Friday (February 17) in London, England.

The 23-year-old pop star later smiled her way out of the building wearing a camouflage jacket.

Billboard recently wrote an open letter to Rihanna, questioning her rumored partnership with Chris Brown on her “Birthday Cake” remix.

“Three years and nine days later, it is officially implied that, no matter if you two are ‘single’ or ‘in a relationship’ or ‘it’s complicated,’ a token of forgiveness has been earned by Brown. And that’s not cool, to a whole lot of people,” writer Jason Lipshutz said.

“Chiefin’ while ppl spend hrs on letters… *kanye shrug* #phu–it,” Rihanna later tweeted, adding, “Who Jah bless I say NO MAN CURSE! Ting’s gettin better when they thought it would be worse … I’m so solid as a rock, they just can’t stop me now!”

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  • http://@lilycheungg lilyy

    i love rihanna, but i’m disappointed that she’s going back near chris brown. Yes you can forgive him but it’ll never be erase/forgotten.

  • Malia

    It is not okay for a man to write to a female survivor of abuse about her wrongs. He should have written a letter to the disgusting man who is at fault for the abuse, and that is Chris Brown.

  • anna

    She’s so unbelievable uneducated. She needs to either learn English or shut the hell up.

  • TC

    Um, can someone translate what she said for me? Is that English?

  • worried

    Just because you don’t understand her does not make her uneducated. People from other cultures speak differently. Get over it.

  • Louise


    He did, he wrote a letter to each.

  • Meh

    Getting high while laughing off someone that’s telling you to open your eyes, to stay away from that loser and not to ever give him another chance to hurt you again REALLY makes you sound like a winner, Rihanna.

  • Louise

    I cant understand half of what shes saying but she’s a fool to go anywhere near him if it’s true. They share a history yes, but let it be history and stay well away from him.

    I totally agree that it’s her life but by being in the public eye she has an obligation to care about what messages she is projecting, this one aint good..

  • Malia

    @Louise: It is still incredibly inappropriate for a man to do that to a female survivor of domestic violence. It still comes through as victim blaming. He ought to work with his gender about preventing violence, not preach to those who are victims.

  • Marie

    What in the world does that say. I don’t undersand. Who writes like that.

  • Louise


    I think it came from a concerned place, it may have been over the top but the message was heartfelt. She needs to think about how this looks if it’s true. I’m not saying that it couldnt have been done more subtly and not in public but he’s only saying what a lot of other people are no doubt thinking. I dont think it really matters if it was written by a man or a woman, it’s not really about that.

  • lold

    Seriously, who cares? If she wants to be with a man who beats her, who am I to stop her?

    People will treat you how you let them treat you.

  • Elllv

    all this judgement towards her is so wrong when she hasn’t had the time to completely heal from what happened. if shes still in contact with him thats the number one sign. so wrong to make a public letter. if they truly cared it would be private. if they truly cared the letter would be about her well being and not the public watching.

  • C r I

    @lold: couldnt agree more best comment ever on either of there posts

  • Fools-Rush-In

    I think the more you tell someone not to do something, then the more they want to do it. Rihanna is suffering form the Superman-complex. She wants to show the world she is big, bad, tough and untouchable. So as long as she is riding on this high, no one will be able to get through to her that going back to Chris is not right. Apparently, she is on a mission to show the world she is a Badass and too cool for school.

  • Sayer

    Dumba$$. She’s an idiot.

  • mkhay


  • IMRandall

    Привет всем!
    Появилась необходимость продать ролики, может кто сможет подсказть где лучше всего оставить объявления?

  • chan

    i am from the islands and that is how we talk. dont judge just cause you dont understand

  • chan

    @worried: @worried:

    Thank u!

  • Mary

    What the heck did she say?
    She needs to go back to school and get her GED because that’s just pitiful.

  • itziar

    @lold: @lold:

    sorry but it’s not that simple.
    …and no matter how you think you sould be treated or how you let them treat you, no one deserves to be abused.

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  • Anastazija

    GUYS! WHEN SHE SAID: Who Jah bless I say NO MAN CURSE! Ting’s gettin better when they thought it would be worse and I’m so solid as a rock, they just can’t stop me now! THAT’S FROM THE SONG SIZZLA-SOLID AS A ROCK ! IF U DONT TRUST ME JUSST CHECK THE LYRICS OF THE SONG!

  • delcia

    Well, she’s written ‘NO PAIN IS FOREVER’ from ‘Hard’ lyrics, so it looks like she forgot how it felt when Chris was almost ready to kill her.
    I am a fan, but I am really disappointed. I can clearly see that these two are getting close again, and as a fan I am worried that the person I respect and listen to can get hurt again.
    I am just thinking, where the heck is her family in all of this? I mean, Chris was at her Bday birthday, how could they let her invite him? How her brother could let him in, knowing that he’s the one who was punching her, biting and so… I can’t believe this S##t.

  • umm

    Ugh,idk what to say
    Usually I say omg no,stay away from him
    but like above, who are we to stop her
    Hopefully they will go back to being sane as they were before this whole mess. Please both of you change your hair back to the original color. he dyed his hair blonde and got a billion tattoos and she red now blonde,tattoos and both started dress like street people trying to get street credit. Maybe both of their insanity can bring back sanity and classiness in them
    I don’t think their dating again,I think their trying to be friends. he has a gf and she idk?

  • Vicks

    well she has professed to being into S and M so I guess violence to her body is not as big a deal to her as it is to us! If she has forgiven him then that is her right. He still has to live with lots of other people disliking him for being such a loser so there is that. As for her language, she is from Barbados so she is speaking as they do there.

  • lold

    @itziar: Never did I say she deserves to be abused. It’s just next to impossible to help someone when they’re not willing to help themselves. That said, I’m certainly not going to lose any sleep over it.

  • Gossipgirl

    @TC: She is trying, emphasis on trying, to use Jamaican dialect. She is Barbadian, I don’t know if they have a local dialect, if not, she should be using plain English. Jah is Rastafarian for God, which is rooted in Jamaican culture and history. Get over yourself Rhianna, and stop borrowing other people’s culture. Be true to your own.

  • Jayla

    How does recording a song translate into them being romantically link? That Billboard open letter was reaching. Also, her writing is island girl jargon.

  • belle

    @Gossipgirl: Thats funny, all Rastafarians do is borrow from Ethiopian culture. Sounds like the pot calling the kettle black.

  • tulino

    he needs to beat her again, this is what she deserves

  • huggy bear

    because of you people runing her life she could be the next star to die , that girl is not happy she doing some crazy things just saying

  • LaCroix

    Who gives a F#%@ if shes back with a loser that beat her a$$ once & will do it again? Why the F#@$ does she have to say “White man” is she a racist? But if a WHITE person specified a African American as “Black man or woman” there would be hell to pay! “Fu$k her!

  • OMD

    she should go to school.

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  • Mel

    @Mary: She’s not American..Not everyone has to take a GED. Maybe you should learn about World History and Geography. #justsayin

  • http://computer LOL

    @chan: She is from Barbados, and Barbadians hardly ever use the word, unless they’re rastafarians.(dreadlocks) Ja is God for the Rastas. Rihanna is just using slang. it is easy to speak, but not write.

  • Toria

    Sorry, she may have talent, but she is an immature twit.

  • Stace


    You are clearly the uneducated one. If you had done your research you would have realized she tweeted a lyric from Sizzla’s song, “Who Jah bless no one curse.” Who is a reggae artist. Why do you want everyone to sound the same? How does that benefit you? If you cant understand the lyrics…which are clearly obviously then…aren’t you the uneducated one?

    Let me translate to you..even though I am sure a 5 year old can understand..

    “Who Jah bless I say NO MAN CURSE” = Who God blesses, No one can curse. Things are getting better when they thought it would get worse.”

    There you racist fools.

  • CLu

    Ummmm, I love how people assume to know everything about their relationship. Obviously they had a domestic dispute, but Rihanna did her fair share of beating on Chris before he snapped. In no way do I condone domestic violence towards either party but no one commenting on here really knows what has gone on between them since then and therefore cannot judge on their actions now. Let them be.

  • J. Ryan


    You know screw that… when it’s 3 years later and she’s allowing him back in her life, especially after she made such a big deal about being a role model to other girls when she finally decided to leave him, she deserves to be held accountable.

  • Anne

    The best thing to do is to not support either of them by not purchasing their music.

  • Toro

    She is not an idiot. And she can do what she wants. It’s her life and her career and none of our business. People keep wanting to help poor Rihanna and save her from herself.

  • Yolanda

    I’m a black women and I’m ashamed of her ignorance and belittling f sexual violence. How quickly she’s forgotten. She and Chris Brown deserve each other!

  • tosh

    @TC: thats the caribbean spirit…she quotes from reggae legend Bob Marley and sizzla

  • tosh

    u all are hypocrites…u all behave this way cos she is in the spotlight …u all would turn a blind eye if it was someone else…..its her life …who are we to determine what she does? in the end its what she wants. who knows what goes on behind close doors.

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    I’m not sure what she meant. *Click on my name* ;)

  • chianne


    Well said. 1) She can talk how she wants in twitter. 2) Chris is still with his girlfriend (they had FUN at the beach yesterday, if you see the pictures). 3) Only SHE (Rih) knows the details of that fight and her role in starting it – its HER decision about foregiveness.

    Let these young people do what they want with their music, and let them be friends. We have no right to tell them what to do (Billboard)GET OFF THEIR BACKS?