Rihanna spent Thanksgiving with Chris Brown in Berlin: crazy or predictable?


Here are some photos of Rihanna and Chris Brown together at Berlin’s Adagio Nightclub, which hosted the post-midnight afterparty for Chris’s show at the o2 arena. This holiday extravaganza arrives in the wake of Rihana’s own crazy 777 tour wherein she performed in seven different countries in seven days. That sounds exhausting, right? Well, Rihanna isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Her newest album, Unapologetic (probably because, as Kaiser pointed out, she’s “unapologetic” about getting back with Breezy) is her seventh studio release in just over five years; and even though Jay-Z insists that Rihanna refuses to stop working because she’s having so much fun, I really think the girl could use some downtime. You know, she needs to sort out a lot of things including why she is “giving thanks” this holiday season to her abuser, according to Us Weekly:

Chris Brown

Rihanna is giving thanks to Chris Brown.

Despite traveling to seven countries in seven days for her over-the-top 777 tour — which wrapped in NYC on Tuesday Nov. 20 — the Barbados-born pop star wasn’t content to stay in one place for the American holiday.

“All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover,” the “Diamonds” singer, 24, tweeted Wednesday beneath a shot in which she sits alone on a private plane. Her destination: Berlin, Germany, where on-and-off beau Brown, 23, had a Thursday concert for his Carpe Diem tour.

Indeed, as Thanksgiving arrived in the U.S., Rihanna tweeted, “#Berlin #CarpeDiem.” When Us Weekly’s Ian Drew, who was among the journalists traveling with Rihanna via chartered 777 jet on the tour, asked Rihanna about her holiday plans, she replied with a smile that she was planning a “quiet” meal with “friends.”

She and Brown were photographed at Berlin’s Adagio nightclub following his show.

On Tuesday, shortly after apologizing to the press and fans aboard her plane for the tour’s considerable hiccups — passengers were deprived of sleep, food and sunlight, with most press members not getting any quotes or interviews from the star — Rihanna looked back fondly on the tour.

“There were so many people on it . . . it was great!” she exclaimed in NYC. “It was a once in a lifetime experience.”

[From Us Weekly]

Perhaps I’m being too hard on Rihanna. The cycle of violence is very hard to break, but as one of the most successful pop stars roaming the globe today, Rihanna has access to resources that could help her claw her way out if she really wanted to do so. Instead, she views Chris as “the man who’s ballsy enough” to deal with her. Is she a lost cause in this department? I just don’t know anymore.


Chris Brown

Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. SmokeyBlues says:

    My eyes rolled all the way from here to Berlin.

  2. BEBE says:

    This is very sad. She does have the resources to get the psychiatric help that she needs and deserves but short of (shocker) Katy Perry, it appears there aren’t that many other people around her that are holding a mirror in front of her face in terms of her behavior that is clearly self destructive and, no exaggeration, deadly. I hope she gets the help she needs and deserves and can extract herself from a very dangerous situation. The first beating (that we know of) was a deadly warning…the next one may not leave her alive.

  3. Bayarealife says:

    I don’t think shes a lost cause. She will learn her lesson. As women, many of us have had friends who have gone back to men like this. And just like those women she comes from an abusive household with an addict of a father. It will take time. As far thanksgiving, well, she’s not American so it’s probably not relevant to her.

  4. aims says:

    I think that this is the classic case of abuse here. The abuser wiggles his way back into thelife of the women he abused. It just shows that having money and fame doesn’t make you immuned.

    • Amelia says:

      Vvery good point, Aims.
      It’s sickening to watch, even when it’s someone you don’t know. One of my best buddies from Uni was in an abusive relationship and her abuser was the slimiest, wormy git I’d ever met but he certainly had the gift of the gab and could wind her around his little finger.
      I almost think she’s a lost cause, but I really hope she sees sense. The cynic in me says that this is going to continue until she gets her face mangled by him again (or worse).

    • Leigh says:

      I also think that it was an abusive relationship both ways. I think they both lost their shit on each other… I doubt this is one way…

      Still completely wrong.
      They both need to walk away, no matter how “passionate” their relationship is. My guess is that they will both learn this in time…

    • Ycnan says:

      Yes, she thinks she is such a rebel but really she is a classic domestic abuse victim. It is sad, and I agree with the poster who pointed out that all the money in the world cannot overcome ones past and internal struggles. It’s just so frustrating to watch. Her attitude is just so sh-tty and I really hate the example she is setting. But she really is no different then any other women who is struggling to break free from an abuser.

  5. TwoHearts says:

    “The cycle of violence is very hard to break, but…Rihanna has access to resources that could help her claw her way out if she really wanted to do so.”
    Agreed that she has some resources other people don’t, but I don’t think she has the emotional resources or outside support to leave. Who is around to support her? Her paid entourage and the people who make money from her albums. Leaving an abusive relationship is hard, but it’s even harder to do it alone.
    Also, she’s 24 and he was probably her first serious relationship. She’s a dating and emotional novice. I think she’s foolish, I think she’s playing a dangerous game but hating a woman for staying doesn’t help her. It helps him because it degrades her self-esteem to the point where she will believe he’s the only one who loves her. Even when he’s smacking her in the face.

    • MerryHappy says:

      i kinds id take issue with your ‘only 24′ statement. I’m 24. I’ve had several serious relationships, one that was over five years, a handful of slightly serious, and and currently in another serious long term relationship. Age is no excuse. She’s immature and, imo, there its no helping her.

    • TwoHearts says:

      I made my point badly, her age is irrelevant and I shouldn’t have mentioned it. I meant that she seems to be new to adult relationships. She called him her first true love, so I made that assumption about HER. An adult relationship is different to one you have as a teen – regardless of how serious or long-term it was at the time. Even relationships that start in teen years evolve into something more as you age. It’s hard to walk away from someone you feel is/was ‘the one’ especially if you’ve never had that feeling before.
      Regardless of all that, I mainly object to people assuming it’s so easy to leave this type of relationship. It’s not a matter of the victim’s smarts, financial stability, success etc. It’s not that simple. Putting a person down for staying with an abusive partner actually helps the abuser. The abuser wants them to think they’ll never find anyone else, no one will be there for them if they leave. This public criticism is doing that nasty job for Brown without him even trying.

  6. Jayna says:

    I have to say that I love Unapologetic. It can be a little disturbing in a few places because of their past, which I think makes it all the more interesting. I accept they are back together and I don’t think he will hit her again. But I think they both will be volatile in the relationship. It’s clear from the album she loves the guy and is unapologetic. Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary is a stunning song but unsettling in places

    Stay is one of her best songs ever.

  7. lisa2 says:

    I don’t get why people are so upset at this point. She has said she loves him. They are either together or on very friendly terms. I think if people stopped talking about them and whatnot it would run it’s course and be done. Something that didn’t happen because they ended it the first time because of the legal system and the public opinion. They probably won’t last, but sometimes people act like children when everyone is saying not to be together or stay away from him/her. They do the opposite. Let it runs it’s course and be done.

    I don’t think he will do anything to harm her. I think they will just realize that they don’t belong together or that they do.

    • melody says:

      So agree. The constant harping will not and has not changed anything. It never does. Besides, everybody is just feeding to the attention they both crave. It actually bonds them closer. Leave it alone.

    • Jennifer12 says:

      Yes, I agree. What he did was reprehensible but if it was a oneoff, horrendous situation, then he’s not her abuser. He is/was just a bad boyfriend and an immature fool who severely screwed up. Either things are better and they’re growing up (which I doubt) or they’re in what they think is love and seeing the entire world as not getting them and trying to separate them. These aren’t children. Let whatever they’re doing run its course.

  8. Amy625 says:

    I’m really baffled why people think that just because Rihanna is rich and famous that makes her different from any other abused woman. Women from all social classes are abused. Wealth and fame has nothing to do with it. Abused women almost always go back to their abuser multiple times, until they hit rock bottom. Rihanna didn’t hit bottom. She only broke up with Chris because of the bad publicity. If the police didn’t get involved, they probably wouldn’t have broken up years ago.

  9. becky says:

    I don’t know much about Chris Brown, but much of what I see reported about him the media is often taking place at night clubs and parties – although I hardly ever see pictures of him drinking or drunk, or looking high on what Michael k calls “the bad shit.” Rihanna on the other hand can’t go anywhere without getting her picture taken with a drink or blunt in her hands. I wonder how he deals with her once she is intoxicated, if it annoys him and makes him angry or it pleases him because it makes her easier to control. It’s a curious dynamic.

  10. Manda says:

    I don’t get it. Why does she need to tweet about seeing Fist Brown? Why not just text him?

    • judyjudy says:

      Because she loves the attention their relationship brings her. I don’t think this is a case of an abused woman falling into a cycle and not having the strength to recognize her self-worth. I genuinely believes that she enjoys the attention because being with him makes her feel like a badass and like she’s “stickin’ it to ‘the man’.” She’s with him because she thinks it makes her hard-core to do the opposite if what people tell her.

      She’s childish, srlf-absorbed, and not very bright.

  11. Ms. Candy says:

    The way I see it- it’s their business..
    I mean she proclaim her love for him on national tv; why be surprise about her actions at all…

  12. e.non says:

    these two skanks deserve each other.

  13. Ms Kay says:

    She and Kick Brown sing to y’all it’s “Nobody’s Business”.. except of course their million twitter followers, the judges, anger management therapy, ER nurses and doctors who swore “medical confidentiality”, the photos both share all over the place… yes…

  14. Grace says:

    With Rihanna’s money she could have rebuilt, fed, medicated, educated, and clothed entire cities but she chooses drugs and domestic abuse. She is a living negative stereotype.

    I bet her Grandmother is on the other side crying her eyes out watching her granddaughter spoil any gifts she has been given by acting like common trash. Way to represent Barbados Riri. Classy.

  15. Tanguerita says:

    What do you expect from a not particularly talented and a very dumb starlet, who’s got nothing on her brain, but weed and d-ck?

  16. Bowers says:

    It must be because he’s so classy.

  17. Aubra says:

    Thing is, on Oprah she talked about “my fans look up to me…”. Had she kept that outta her mouth, I could feel a LITTLE bad for her…

  18. erika says:

    hi riri!

    quick! blow out the candles on your DEATH WISH cake!!!

  19. nikko says:

    Let her do whatever she wants to do. Everyone who made/makes a comment on here needs to look at their own life and see some of the mistakes, she’s just like you and me. You people are a trip, judging and hating.

  20. Hmmm says:

    I think that they’ve incorporated the beating and its effects on others into their schtick. Yeah, they’re real rebels. Ka-ching.

  21. Ms. Candy says:

    The few comments that were made including me say its her business.. I said the few so relax with the exception that is bashing her but honestly if something does happen again she should stay off cameras to handle her affairs privately instead of broadcasting on twitter, Instagram or FB looking for people to agree with her

  22. Saphana says:

    Her resources could also be the problem. she isnt in a position like other women who need the abuser financially. but there are lots of people around her who need her financially. they dont want to tell her the hard truth to not lose the money she gives them.
    thats the same with lots of drug addicted stars. stars have so many yes-men around them, it might be even harder for them to get out.

  23. Guest says:

    Rhianna has been condesecnded to by her smug perfect dectractors and they cannot seem to grasp that their opinions simply do not matter. If faced in the same situation; I will be defiant: not because I am correct in my actions but it is my life and I will live it as I choose.
    The good news is that the fans and detractors have not merged.
    A number one single in 47 countries ; she cannot be so vile as protrayed.

  24. the original bellaluna says:

    Nothing’s going to change for Ri until she decides it’s time and she’s done.

    No amount of hand-wringing or claiming to “be done with” or “laugh at” her “the next time” is going to change a thing.

    She’ll either decide when she’s had enough, or she’ll wind up seriously hurt or dead. TRUST.

  25. shelley says:

    Rihanna is such a waste of time. I cant say I would care if Chris beat her again. She deserves everything she gets becoz she has everything she needs to sort out her psychological issues and she’s not doing so

  26. Claire says:

    I just want the two of them to go away. I never thought I would say this but she is making Kim K easier to digest!

  27. Grace says:

    I think Rihanna and Karreuche(sp?) are getting revenge.
    He cheated on both of them so they’re both trying to get pregnant. I can think of no other reason for his “ex” gf to like a pic of him in another woman’s bed.
    He may not have to pay a buttload of child support to his model gf but he will pay every day for the rest of his life for any child he has with Rihanna. Between the two of them he will be bankrupt.

  28. gemmaa says:

    While Rihanna was doing an amazing performance on the uk x factor tonight her POS boyfriend got into another spat on twitter with jenny johnson and yet again showed his true colours. Disgusting. Rihanna then retweeted the spat on her feed. Charming couple. Not.

  29. KellyinSeattle says:

    She seems to me the type of person who cannot ever get over their “first true love”, as she called him. Sad.

  30. Simply Red says:

    One thing for sure she will do what she wants and feel…

  31. Summer says:

    Some people just never learn…

  32. tmbg says:

    In a lot of cases, women stay because they don’t have anywhere else to go or enough money to support themselves, so I really don’t understand what is going on here. Is she masochistic and wants to get beaten again?

    People like her are so deep in denial that they can’t get psychiatric help because it doesn’t dawn on them that they need it.

  33. Diana says:

    My momma used to say once you get tired of eating sh*t you simply get up and leave. Riri has not reached that point yet. Here’s to hoping she will one day.

  34. d says:

    re-watching this has my mind BLOWN – how could she be so confused about something that she was SO clear on 2 years ago? what happened?!

  35. Nina says:

    It’s the “Whitney and Bobby” syndrome…