Bracing for the imminent backlash, Rihanna took to her Twitter page last week, not to explain her decision, but rather to spew a series of verbally abusive tweets aimed at her fans and the public at large.
Since rumors of the former couple coming together, on wax at least, surfaced, Rihanna has been inundated with calls to rethink her decision to reunite with the man she herself called “abusive.”
Billboard Associate Editor Jason Lipshultz penned an open letter to the singer, pleading with her to consider the message she would be sending to young women who may be dealing with the issue of domestic violence.
Spin Magazine writer Marc Hogan also joined the fracas, but instead implored Rihanna to think only of herself and her career. Calling the rumored collaboration a “career killer,” Hogan implored the singer not to “squander the good will of an adoring public” by hooking up with such a volatile figure as Brown.
I personally think Rihanna is trying to send a message of forgiveness. By working with Brown Rihanna wants to show that she has healed and forgiven the man who once brought her so much pain. Likewise, I think she wants the public to forgive to Brown as well.
So what will be the outcome if the RiRi/CB remix actually comes to fruition? I have no idea. But according to Spin, Rihanna could find herself on the outside of the music industry… looking in.
Stay tuned for the remix; it debuts tomorrow Monday, February 20th, Rihanna’s 24th birthday.
Ok, here it is. Give it a listen.