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Okay, can anyone please explain this to me? How is it that the Dixie Chicks can speak out against George W. Bush back in 2003, sparking an outrage from people burning their records and boycotting them, yet Rihanna reunites with abusive Ex-Boyfriend Chris Brown - even if just "musically" for now - and no one seems to mind?
On Rihanna's new Remix for Track Birthday Cake featuring Brown, timed to coincide with her Birthday yesterday, we hear him sing: "Girl I wanna f*** you right now. Been a long time, I've been missing your body. Let me turn the lights down, when I go down it's a private party. Ooh, it's not even her birthday but I wanna lick the icing off. Give it to her in the worst way. Can't wait to blow her candles out.". This is just one of two collaborations to surface, the other being a Remix of Brown's Turn Up the Music featuring vocals by Rihanna.
Is anybody else disturbed by this? Are we expected to sweep under-the-rug the horrific abuse Rihanna experienced at the hands of Brown back in 2009 and turn a blind eye at the price of Publicity for both Brown and Rihanna? Although it is presumptuous to assume that they are reuniting romantically at this point, let us look to the wisdom of Oprah Winfrey who warned Rihanna back in 2009 stating, "If a Man hits you once, he will hit you again".
Forgiveness doesn't have to be this overt, does it? Many people move-on in their lives and experience closure without being Friends with those who hurt them. What kind of an example is Rihanna setting for her Female Fans?
Honestly, I fear that those on Rihanna's Payroll aren't speaking-up and being honest to her about what v. blatantly is a bad move. Maybe if Whitney Houston listened to the advice of those who had her best interests in mind at the height of her Fame...
And no, I won't be posting a link to the two Tracks. I refuse to support this, as much as I am a Fan of Rihanna.
(Photo credit: Universal Music)