The news on Chris Brown beating an unidentified woman still remains clouded in mystery a few days after Grammy night. Nevertheless, rumors seem to be trickling now and again. By now, the rumor that the woman Chris Brown allegedly mauled was girlfriend Rihanna seems almost 80% certain. Rihanna’s reps and relatives refuse to confirm, merely stating that the pop star is well and that she appreciates all the concern.
Since most of the details have yet been confirmed, these tidbits are still considered rumor and gossip. Sources say that Rihanna’s injuries were grave — forehead contusions, cut lips, and bite marks on the arms and fingers. Though initial reports say that the case against Brown is assault with a deadly weapon, it seems no specific weapon was used other than Brown’s skill in martial arts (though I’ve read jokes pertaining to an “Umbrella” being used).
The reason for the brawl was allegedly text messages to Chris Brown by another woman which he received after the pre-Grammy party. Rumors go on to say that Rihanna attempted to throw the keys of the car outside the window which made Brown go ballistic. Reports also say that Rihanna was just discharged from the Cedar-Sinai Hospital through the back exit to avoid media attention.
Well, whatever the truth is, what can’t be denied is the impact of the incident on Chris Brown’s career (and Rihanna’s if rumors are true). Wrigley’s has pulled out Brown’s product endorsements and things will definitely go down the drain from there. It’s a shame that they did not settle their differences calmly considering that both artists are currently at the top of their game. We’ll just have to see how they will be able to resurrect whatever is left of their reputation.