Was Rihanna wearing Chris Brown’s engagement ring at the Grammys? Yuck.


Are you ready to discuss a rumored engagement on behalf of Rihanna and Chris Brown? I’m definitely not ready for this (and probably never will be), but here goes. These are photos of Rihanna arriving with Chris at a Grammy afterparty where she dumped that amazing red dress, and she’s wearing clearly a ring on her “special” finger. The ring looks to be a very simple silver band in these photos, which may or may not be the same ring that RiRi wore onstage while performing at the Grammys where she also cuddled up to Chris Brown in the audience. In these photos, the ring does look slightly diamondy, and who really knows what (if anything) this ring actually means, but Rihanna definitely wants you to notice it, so lookie here:


At the afterparty, of course, Chris and Rihanna partied until the very wee hours of the next morning and were basically all over each other:

Rihanna and Chris Brown walked away empty-handed from the Grammy Awards at L.A.’s Staples Center on Sunday (Feb. 10) — but the on-again couple still felt like total winners in one another’s company. During the evening of lively performances, Brown, 23, noticeably failed to join the audience in numerous standing ovations for the likes of Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson and his nemesis Frank Ocean.

Notes one observer to Us Weekly: “The only time Chris Brown stood up the entire show was during Rihanna’s two performances (her powerful ballad “Stay,” and during a tribute to Bob Marley). Otherwise, he stayed seated.” Indeed, although Brown and Rihanna, 24, didn’t walk the red carpet together, they happily posed for several photos together inside the auditorium — with Rihanna, clad in a stunning red Azzedine Alaia gown, cuddling with her man, wearing a white Lanvin suit.

The celebrating continued after the awards-fest — four years after Brown’s assault of Rihanna — at the Zing Vodka Post Grammy Party held at Hollywood’s Supperclub, where Brown served as host.

Having changed into a white outfit, Rihanna arrived past midnight and joined Brown at a private table near the DJ booth — sitting in between Brown’s legs, according to a witness. Sipping a cocktail and smoking a cigarette, Rihanna chatted with girlfriends and Brown danced in his seat to the music. Later, the pair sat side by side, whispering in each other’s ears and “getting very affectionate,” the observer says.

When the DJ played Rihanna’s song “Birthday Cake” — Brown recorded vocals on a remix version of the track — the pair both sang and danced along. Escorted by their security team, the couple departed the bash around 2:30 a.m.

[From Us Weekly]

So have Rihanna and Chris taken the “next step” in their relationship and gotten engaged? Probably not, but either one or both of them want us to talk about it. They’re “living [their] truth” for the time being, and they want us to look at their coupley, straddling photos, but they don’t dare want us up in their business. I hate to say it, but I’m kind of over this mess. Rihanna has made her choice, and she’ll (sadly) end up living with the consequences sooner or later. Either that, or Chris will be cuddling with Karrueche Tran next week. Engagement? Nice try.



Photos courtesy of Pacific Coast News

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  1. Ranunculus says:

    Anything, Anything to create PR!

  2. bea says:

    She is super gorgeous – even her hands are gorgeous. She should cool it on that tattoos, tho.

    Can’t hate on her bc of CB – she’s in a bad place and it could take her years to get over him and even then she might just replace him with another abusive jerk unless she gets some professional help. Sad.

    • Kat says:

      That’s true, she’s already got too many tattoos. She will be removing at least some of them in say 10-15 years.

    • mel says:

      when she was performing at the Grammys my mom asked me if “that girl” always showed her bra to the world and I told her it was a tattoo. She was disgusted.

    • Angelic 20 says:

      I agree, as much as I hate cb and his abusive behaviour I don’t really hate riri because she grew up in an abusive home and probably thinks this kind of behaviour is okay. What we are as adults depends a lot on what happened in our childhood. She needs help , her relationship and low self esteem are just the damage her parents caused her. She is the collateral damage of an abusive household. I don’t hate her,I feel sorry for her and pity her knowing that her fame will never allow her to take help or be reflective and accept that she needs help because she is surrounded by yes Ma’am people and fans who thinks she is great just the way she is.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        I react the same way. She’s so screwed up and she doesn’t know it and it’s not like she got the home training or family sanity to lead her to make different decisions. I think she’s mistaking the fear and exasperation people feel about her choices as petty puritanism from haters who don’t understand what they’ve got so they should take care of their own lives. But it’s not for nothing that her hedonism levels and R-Rated persona have shot up exponentially since this all happened. I wish she’d get help and be stronger but she doesn’t think anything is wrong because for the time being, she’s getting what she wants: a cheating and unrepentant, abusive and dangerous criminal. That’s her ‘truth’.

    • vvvoid says:

      I have around that many tattoos. One is the quote “deep in each man is the knowledge that something knows of his existence. something knows and cannot be fled or hid from.” by Cormac McCarthy. It snakes from my shoulder to wrist on my right arm in small font. A lot of people hate quote tats but oh well.
      Anyway, I agree she should cool it on the tattoos. I have to be very judicious if I plan to get any more of them. So far I have 7. They clutter your skin after a while and interrupt any look you’re going for. That might be ok on me [and as a psych maj I will mostly have to wear long sleeves to work] but on a pop star who is always being photographed it can get dicey. She needs to be versatile.
      That said, I love her tattoos. I even love the one on her chest but I do worry how it might look when she’s older. Oh well.

  3. Lulu says:

    At least she wasn’t wearing her dog collar.

  4. Samanthalous says:

    Correct with the YUCK, along with that sorry weave.

  5. Leigh says:

    Huh. She went from looking so great in that red dress to looking SOO busted for the after party.

  6. Skipper says:

    I’d be a lot less disgusted with these two if he was at least being faithful. Forgiving someone is one thing but letting them humiliate and walk all over you is another.

  7. Sharra55 says:

    She disgusts me. Chris Brown disgusts me. I don’t play their music. My 9 year old asked why. I explained.

    Once an abuser…always an abuser.

  8. Stoner says:

    I loved how King Jay-Z didn’t allow them to sit anywhere near him and his royal court.

  9. stellalovejoydiver says:

    I am over it, too. I didn’t read Rihanna stories for a while until this one.
    She is a hopeless case and making such a fool out of herself, I can’t care anymore.
    I give it 1-2 weeks until he’s fooling around on her again.

  10. Riana says:

    I think a lot of folks are over it. At this point the only thing that would intrigue me would be if he hit her again. Otherwise they’re both too damn thirsty for attention and drama.

    Sadly I think even if Rihanna did move on from Chris she’d just replace him with another abusive jerk. I don’t see her ever getting wiser or smarter, even in her 40′s. As of now she’s settling for a dude who punched her face in and is publicly screwing around on her.

  11. JL says:


    If you have to be all over each other and sit in his lap, you are DESPERATE!
    That’s no engagement ring, the engagement ring will be through her nose so he can lead her around like the dumb heifer HE (Chris) thinks she is.

  12. Gabriella says:

    I don’t usually ‘feel’ for celebrities when I read gossip. I just do it for entretainment. Like, do I feel sad for LeAnn or Brandi? No.
    But I do feel very sad for Rihanna, as I see such a powerful woman being a victim of the classic abuser, and the fact that she is so blind and cannot see what the whole world sees is disturbing. I feel sad for RiRi, as I was once in her shoes.
    Hopefully she’ll come to her senses before he breaks her heart (and face) again.

  13. T.C. says:

    This girl has the world at her feet but is choosing to waste her time with a worthless man. Girlfriend has no self esteem. Very sad.

  14. bns says:

    I hate the ignorant attitude that a lot of people have toward domestic violence. Like her or not, Rihanna was a victim of domestic abuse and she needs help more than she needs to be criticized.

    Chris Brown, on the other hand, feel free to criticize because he’s proven himself to be a douchebag in general.

    • Stoner says:

      Conversely, I’m tired of everyone treating Rihanna as nothing more than a victim.

      She’s allegedly just as violent as he is – he’s just stronger.

      • vvvoid says:

        She may have some issues with outbursts but I’ve never seen report that says she beat and strangled and threatened to kill someone over a sustained period of at least 10 mins while the person was bleeding and near passing out. Chris on the other hand…

      • Stoner says:

        I didn’t realize it was a contest.

        It’s like saying someone isn’t fat just because their spouse/SO is fatter, IMO.

        To be clear, I’m not defending Difficult Brown in any fashion – I just think they’re equally violent, and that violence isn’t just measured by strength, but also intent.

      • NerdMomma says:

        @Stoner- I would argue that intent is measured by strength. Knowing that your punch is going to bounce off someone like they got hit with a beach ball influences your behavior- you don’t think it’s that bad to throw a punch, because it isn’t. He is much stronger, and knows that when he throws a punch at a 100-pound woman, it’s going to do some damage. So the intent behind his punch is different from the intent behind hers. I’m not saying it’s okay for her to punch him, but I am saying that it’s not okay for him to punch her back, and that’s not an excuse for him at all.

    • Dee says:

      Chris grew up in a abusive home too. His mom’s bf use to beat her up when he was young. Ri is far from a victim, she has anger issues just like he does. She once even hit her lil brother with a wine bottle. Both of them are repeating the cycle they saw at home. They need to be separated and get help.

      • bns says:

        I disagree with you saying that Rihanna is far from a victim.

        And yes, I understand that Chris is a victim of growing up in an abusive household and I do agree that he needs help, but he’s proven himself to be an arrogant asshole in general, with or without the abuse.

  15. Kitkerenina says:

    Please no.
    I’m older. My ring is plain by modern standards. I do love the newer style diamand cuts and colors, but I tend to view simpler designs as more serious, and that ring looks wifey. Like, wear it to clean the house in, wifey.

  16. hayley says:

    I said it yesterday and I’ll say it again: too bad he wasn’t maimed in that car accident.

  17. bagladey says:

    The ring in these pix looks like a wedding ring.

  18. Helvetica says:

    That looks more like a wedding band than an engagement ring.

    Would not be surprised at all if tey get married at some point in time. They will then go on to have a tumultous, dysfunctional, violent relationship full of substance abuse and no respect for eachother. Then she’ll give an interview years down the line saying how “Hindsight is always 20/20″ and she was “young and foolish and in love.”

    They are the new Whitney and Bobby.

  19. Dawn says:

    No way is it an engagement ring it is just too small. These two would have something huge and over the top. I think it’s just a shiny little something to catch people’s eye.

  20. Stoner says:

    I think we’ll see matching face tattoos before we see an engagement ring.

  21. Amanduh says:

    Check out Blind Gossip:

    …pretty sure the blind is about this!

  22. judyjudy says:

    I just don’t even care anymore. I only clock on these stories to see how bad her hair looks.

  23. allons-y alonso says:

    I think i just threw up in my mouth a bit.

    That being said, and i could just be seeing things, but did Adele give that S***thead Chris Brown the side eye when Frank Ocean went up on stage.

  24. KellyinSeattle says:

    Rihanna is exhausing me.

  25. blonde on the dock says:

    She is so beautiful! I actually like the tattoos under her boobs.

  26. jess says:

    A lot of people are chastising her based on being a role model. I’m sorry, but she is not a role model, and if you allow your child to listen and look up to someone who sings a song called S&M (I may be bad, but I’m perfectly good at it), I feel Rihanna is probably the least of your child’s problems. She isn’t prancing around saying look up to me, she’s walking around posting pictures half naked and holding joints. She’s a musician, not a saint. If your child needs a female role model, either step up (if you are female) and be one, or find her one in a family member, or maybe a female scientist, writer, or astronaut.

  27. Anna says:

    She was wearing that in her SNL performance of Stay too.

  28. Kim says:

    She is very purposely holding that hand out & up in every picture so either it is an engagement ring or she did it to make people think it is and get some attention she so desperately seems to need 24/7.

  29. LittleMissy says:

    she’s a victim…blah blah blah …she’s an adult now capable of making her own decisions and this is what she choses and im supposed to feel bad for her? I think not!

  30. NerdMomma says:

    Karrueche is not out of this yet. I’ll bet you anything we’ll see photos of her and Chris making out before the end of February. That girl is still in the picture, I am sure.

  31. Amelia says:

    I think the biggest and most noticeable ring Rihanna will receive from Chris Brown is a big black one around one of her eyes.

    He’s a disgusting pig. She WAS a victim. She is now informed. Going back to someone who shows so little regard to the felony he committed that he faked his probation hours (allegedly) is beyond stupid.

    I’m over them both.

  32. Vivian says:

    Rihanna is so gorgeous! Boo for her ability to not make the best decisions.

  33. G says:

    Well at least we know now what happend to Beyonce’s old wig.

  34. skuddles says:

    I thought that doggy choke collar was her “engagement ring”.

  35. Lily25 says:

    I must be missing something because I don’t see how that ring is an engagement ring. It’s bizarre that the press gets into a tizzy everytime a women wears a ring on her left hand. A lot of women wear rings on all fingers.

  36. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    But aren’t the majority of women who endure domestic abuse also women? They are, so that point doesn’t wash with me. Not every abuse victim is going to fit he profile of ‘downtrodden enough’ to be forced to stay in that situation so there must be others reasons that people stay. If it doesn’t make ‘sense’ to us that so many stay when to our eyes they could go there have to be other forces at work, right? I just don’t feel like I have the authority or knowledge to explain or explain away the reasons for an abused person to stay in the relationship when my eyes don’t give the reason I want or understand, so I won’t do it. Admittedly, I think she’s generally a fool but I still have compassion for her as I do all domestic abuse survivors. But Almighty, we all have to do something about our problems, else we punish ourselves for their crimes and inflict our brokenness on others, decreasing the quality of life of everyone but the ones who actually wronged us. That’s just fairness.