I have had my share of grief because people feel like I favor Chris Brown, thus I support domestic violence. Not sure how they come to that leap, but those are the accusation many of us who have asked the media to slow down and be fair, have received. I don’t condone domestic violence against women, or against men. I don’t think anyone no matter how weak they are should hit anyone else. (Glad we got that out the way).
Behind the scenes there is a war of truths going on, and it has been ignited with Rihanna’s interview with Diane Sawyer. The problem is that there is a big “gap” and huge “hole” between the time that Rihanna admits to finding a text message that proved Chris Brown was cheating, until the time Chris Brown started assaulting her. All Rihanna has said about that gap is that it escalated, but she doesn’t say how it escalated. Chris closest friends maintains that he is a good guy, and that Rihanna “knows” what she did during this “gap” in the story, and that it was completely foul and will certainly turn public opinion against her. Friends of both parties just want Rihanna to tell the “whole” story. So many people in Chris Brown’s camp want to speak out so bad that they have taken to twitter of all places to defend him:
In the history of their relationship, Chris Brown has not initiated a violent act against Rihanna. Each time a situation of violence has occurred, it was initiated by Rihanna and Chris Brown has always managed to control or redirect his anger.
People who claim to be closest to Chris Brown say the Rihanna interview was a media stunt, and that she was forced by her handlers to say certain things in the interview to restore her career, and to destroy that of Chris Brown. They also maintain the truth will come out oneday. I don’t know what’s true, but I do know the year began with Chris Brown and Rihanna and the year will end with Chris Brown and Rihanna.
Please Note: Chris Brown has taken full responsibility for the assault, and has not charged Rihanna with any wrongdoing. He has chosen to not talk about any of the details that lead to the assault. I don’t know if that was for legal reasons, or out of love for Rihanna.
Usher and Tameka’s divorce is final. I wish them both the best in their future endeavors, and that they will come together amicably for the kids. You can click here to see the paperwork. I believe they both had good intentions, but had a lot of obstacles stack against them from the beginning. Not exciting news, but a chapter closed.