Rihanna “Shocked” By Chris Brown’s Apology Video?

According to rumors, Rihanna is supposedly shocked by Chris Brown’s public video apology after he beat her to the point of needing hospitalization in February. Sources say that Rihanna wasn’t too happy about him addressing it so publicly.

An insider reportedly tells Now magazine,


“She’s in total shock. It was like he gave her another blow, albeit one of a different kind. All she knows is that it’s in the news again and that’s the one thing she didn’t want. She’s been trying to put it behind her and move on as fast as possible.”

The source continues,

“They spoke earlier last week and Chris made no mention of any public statement then. She wishes he’d given her at least a heads-up about it. But that’s Chris, always thinking of himself first and forgetting how this would impact on her.”

Furthermore, the insider says,


“In the video he says he’s apologized to Rihanna privately many times and that’s true. So we’re questioning what this video is really for. It’s clearly something he’s done for his public image. It’s convenient that he’s waited until his new album’s coming out.”


SOURCE - Ultimate-Rihanna

Chris Brown back on the charts!

A viral videoclip of a wedding party dancing down the aisle to Brown‘s song “Forever” returns him to the charts.

In the week ending July 26, it sold 50,000 downloads according to Nielsen SoundScan. That’s up a whopping 1,721% in sales compared to the previous week and the song thusly re-enters the Hot Digital Songs chart at No. 21.

It’s the first time the uptempo single has appeared on the list since the tally dated Jan. 31. It’s also the best sales week for any of Brown‘s songs since Christmas week of 2008, when “Forever” shifted 77,000.

On July 20, Brown went to his official YouTube channel to issue a video statement about the incident with Rihanna. It has been watched 2.4 million times.

Coincidentally, newlyweds Kevin Heinz and Jill Peterson posted the videoclip of their boogying wedding party on YouTube a day earlier. At press time it was already the site’s most-viewed clip of the month, with 11.6 million views. The happy couple were interviewed July 24 on NBC’s “Today” and the wedding party performed its dance routine on the show the following day.

Perhaps the beleaguered Brown’s return to the charts means that the buying public was able to separate the artist from the art and simply focus on the exuberant tune itself. Or maybe some consumers were simply unaware that Brown was the vocalist or of his recent troubles.

Whatever the case, it’s safe to say that the dancing wedding party clip has given Brown more positive publicity than anything else since the February altercation — and it couldn’t have been more well-timed.

SOURCE: Billboard

Keep buying ‘forever’!

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Chris Brown, The Tattoo Artist

As OK! reported, on a whim while visiting New York’s East Side Ink, Rihanna took a needle to tattoo artist Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy, drawing an umbrella and an “R” — which Bang Bang had sketched — on his leg.

On Tuesday night, Chris went one better by drawing his own motif and then inking it onto the veteran artist — who is now believed to be the only man to have a collection of celebrity tattoos.

After Bang Bang pimped Chris’s forearm earlier in the week, the “No Air” star agreed to return the favor by putting a cartoon face on Bang Bang’s leg with the word “Bang” above it. “He drew it,” Bang Bang told OK!, “It’s pretty funny. I told him, ‘Do whatever you want’, and he drew something and I liked it. “He did a great job too. He’s a natural, which is funny because I said the same thing about Rihanna. She was really good the first time, but he was better.”

“He wasn’t nervous at all,” says the artist. “I asked him if he was, and he said, ‘Nope — not at all.’” But the task required a little sleight of hand. When Rihanna inked him, Bang Bang got in a spot of trouble with the law for breaking a rule that says only licensed artists can tattoo people in New York State. So Chris and Bang Bang had to take a little trip out of state, where it’s legal for anyone to use a needle as long as they’re in a licensed parlor.

“We took a ride in a car to a different state so that he wouldn’t get in trouble,” said Bang Bang. “We drove for a couple of hours to do a five minute tattoo.”

So was it worth all the trouble, and how does it feel to have the artwork of so many famous people indelibly etched on your body? “Awesome! I’m lucky. They’re all really cool and I’ve got a couple of other famous people who are going to tattoo me soon,” said Bang Bang. “I’d like to have all the celebrities I tattoo do a small tattoo on me. I think that would be really cool.”

SOURCE: OK! Magazine

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New Boyz challenge Chris Brown to a Jerkin’ Competition

It’s all in good fun CB fans. So don’t hate them lol.

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Every so often, a new dance craze comes along to captivate the hearts and minds of people all over the world. Whether it’s the Macarena or Soulja Boy Tell’em’s Crank That, the dance becomes a staple at summer barbeques, prom dance floors and, in more recent years, on teenagers’ YouTube videos.

And this year, that craze seems to be jerkin’. The dance originated out of Southern California and has spread across the country thanks in part to videos of kids doing it on the Internet. The most prominent proponents of jerkin’ culture have been the New Boyz with their song “You’re a Jerk.” The teen duo were fans of the movement and wanted to make it bigger. “People were making jerkin’ music, but nobody was like doing anything with it,” Legacy said. “We wanted to make it worldwide.”

So when the group saw a video of Chris Brown doing the dance, they took a little exception.

“I seen Chris Brown jerkin’ on YouTube, actually,” Legacy said. “And it’s crazy, ‘cuz he’s from Virginia, as everybody knows, so I’m like, ‘He’s always coming to California, getting a new dance.’ ”

He said that Brown previously came to California and took another SoCal dance, crumping (also spelled “krumping”), and ran with it; the choreography in Brown’s early music videos show its influence. But Ben J said he didn’t want the same thing to happen with jerkin,’ and he challenged him to jerkin’ battle — a jerk-off, if you must.

“I called you out, Chris Brown, that’s what you wanted, dog!” he said. “I’m about to show you how the real California dudes jerk and where it started from.”

However, the New Boyz said that there’s no real beef. They said that they’re about to make a song with Brown, and he’s actually their friend.

“It’s a friendly battle,” Ben J said. “That’s my boy! So I’m calling you out, Chris Brown, in front of all of the girls.”

“It’s going to be a biggest event ever,” Ben boasted. “Ben J from the New Boyz, ‘You’re a Jerk, Chris Brown!’, HBO pay-per-view,” said Legacy. “It’s not going to be on none of those shows, but it’s still going to be the biggest event ever.”

SOURCE: MTV

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Chris Brown And Mary J. Blige Collab for LeBron James Documentary

LeBron James documentary trailer, featuring Chris Brown and Mary J. Blige song ‘Stronger’.

The Mary J. Blige song “Stronger” that leaked in June now has an official home. It is the featured song on a new trailer for the LeBron James documentary, “More Than A Game.”

“More Than A Game” tells the story of LeBron and four of his teammates from his Ohio high school basketball team. It follows the Cleveland Cavilers small forward throughout his pursuit of his NBA career. The movie is scheduled for an October 2 release.

Written by Chris Brown, “Stronger” lyrics celebrate triumph and thank a partner for unyielding support through trials. It is unclear whether Chris wrote the song about enduring the scrutiny of his Rihanna assault or if the song was written after the incident.

However, the record is good enough to begin shifting the public’s attention back to Chris’ music and could earn Mary and Chris a top 10 hit.

Chris co-wrote several of his own songs, including hits “Kiss Kiss” and “Take You Down.” He also is a contributor to Rihanna’s “Disturbia.”

My Take: LeBron James is my favorite player in the NBA (the BEST player too), so i’m kinda loving that ‘Stronger’ is on his documentary =). Oh and lets hope that ‘Stronger’ becomes a hit record. It SHOULD, and i think it will, because it’s a great song with great lyrics that a lot of people can relate to. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s a CB & MJB collabo!

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Get WHIT It: Celebrity Fashion (CB Looks + More)

Want to know what Chris and other celebrities are wearing? Please visit Get WHIT It, my celebrity fashion blog run together with my friend Whitney R – www.getWHITit.com.

There you will find regular updates on what the most stylish celebs have been wearing. We regularly feature some of Chris’ looks along with other celebs. Learn about the designer clothes they wear and also save with our Looks for Less. Other features include Who Got WHIT the Look Best – where we pick celebs rocking the same items and put them head-to-head for you to decide who looked better. Also we recently did an interview with Swimwear designer Keva J.

Celebrity looks and style trends…Get WHIT It or Get LOST!

Please email us any recent looks you would like to know about: get.whit.it@gmail.com

-Whitney

VIDEO: Chris Brown Plays Basketball At Rucker Park

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Not sure of the date on this video, but I’m pretty sure it’s within the past few days. :-)