TLC shades Rihanna for ‘selling sex’ & being so ‘naked’ all the time: fair?


These are photos of Rihanna yesterday at the Hard Rock Cafe in Paris. RiRi was on hand to show off her charity t-shirt and present a check for $200,000 to the Clara Lionel Foundation. Rihanna started the charity in 2012 in honor of her grandparents and to help fund cancer treatment in her native Barbados. You may have noticed that Rihanna is wearing plenty of clothing for this event. This is an Azzeline Alaia ensemble in all-leather. I’m sweating just looking at it, but RiRi looks comfy in the jacket and A-line skirt. She can wear absolutely anything and own it.

Some people think that Rihanna needs to start covering up more often. There’s a funny story circulating about how Jay-Z was upset about Rihanna showing up naked at the CFDAs earlier this week. You can read the tale at Bossip, but the gist is that Jay wants Rih to “clean up her act.” He wants Rihanna to act more like Beyonce. To stop drinking, smoking pot, and wear more demure clothing. The story says Beyonce went through Rihanna’s wardrobes and is giving Rih “tips on speaking more eloquently.” I don’t buy this story for a second. Jay has profited nicely from Rihanna’s sexual image, and you don’t fix what isn’t broken.

Here’s a story that IS true. Rihanna’s in the midst of another Twitter feud. I’m starting to enjoy it when she takes Twitter digs at other celebs (not when she picks on civilians). It started when the two surviving members of TLC, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, called out Rihanna on an Aussie radio show. The two ladies are doing a reunion tour. I don’t know how they’re performing without Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez’s raps, but I guess they make it work. Here’s what T-Boz & Chilli had to say about Rihanna:

“Every time I see you you don’t have to be naked,” T-Boz said.

“It’s easy to sell sex,” the duo, who have five Grammy and MTV awards under their belts, said.

“It’s hard for us to say anything because any time we do, they say, ‘Oh TLC must be jealous’, but I call a spade a spade,” T-Boz added.

“We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot,” Chilli chimed in.

“We could go around too with booby cakes [breasts] out all day long,” she said referring to Rihanna’s choice of see-through dress for Monday’s Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards.

“TLC is my favourite girl group, even though I’m in the group. I love our group. I love what we stand for,” Chilli said giving a dig to current girl groups. “The blessing out of all of this is that we are able to sustain and that’s the hard thing to do in this business is to have longevity,” she added. “It’s almost 22 years that we’ve been in the business.”

[From Sunrise]

Is TLC really the best selling female band of all time? Weird. I remember them wearing some provocative clothing in the 1990s, and one of their hit songs was “Red Light Special.” That was a song about acting like a hooker for your man, right? Anyway. Rihanna has fired back on Twitter. She changed her header background to a photo of a very topless TLC and tweeted the following message:

Here’s a picture of T-Boz and Chilli at last year’s AMAs with Lil Mama. RIP, Left Eye.



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  1. Lollipop says:

    God she’s annoying, I wish she would go away.
    She doesn’t have a good voice, virtually anyone could sing her songs. Which she doesn’t write.

  2. Rihanna No says:

    Love her voice, but hate what a b—- she is. Worst of all, she is a narcissistic exhibitionist. A mess. It’s too bad.

  3. paola says:

    Since the latest gossip about JAyZ/Beyoncè all i get is that JayZ is probably just jelous that the whole world can see what he bangs in private. Rihanna looks great but I really don’t see the point of never wearing clothes.

    • Amy Tennant says:

      Is there anyone else who thinks the JayZ/Rihanna gossip is sort of surprising? I’m still not 100% sure I believe it. I always had the impression that she was like a little sister to him. Maybe that was what they wanted us to think.

    • Nicolette says:

      Bingo. There has been much written about what a dog he is, and that there was/is an affair going on between him and Rihanna. I also read recently that she may have a child in Barbados. Seems there has been talk over the years that JayZ fathered a boy who would now be about six with her. It said that she had gone back to Barbados for several months to have the child, and supposedly there’s a picture floating on the internet (I haven’t seen it), of her with a boy that age who looks remarkably like JayZ.

      • Nikki says:

        She doesn’t have a kid. My cousin and her were in the same class in Barbados. She actually debated whether she would leave school to go to the US for the deal, before she signed. The whole school knew. Had she come home with a belly full of baby, all those jealous classmates would have sold her out when she got famous. The Rihanna you see is the same girl she was back home, in your face, brash, “in the streets” and “wickedly smart” . . . so says my cousin anyways.

        While I don’t think she was a virgin when she came to the US. She was 15/16. Jay Z was 30. He might of tapped that, but I don’t think he’s that reckless.

      • Jaana says:

        Rihanna doesn’t have a child. Everyone in Barbados would have told by now. Rihanna wasn’t a saint either, she used to get into lots of fights (physical ) and drama with other girls. She even said she busted her brother in the head with a bottle after he pissed her off .
        They say when you become a celebrity you don’t really change, you just magnify who you really are. I don’t know if I believe the Jay Z thing about toning down her sexuality, but I remember hearing about Jay Z clashing with Beyonce’s father about how sexy Beyonce was, with Jay Z wanting her to look sophisticated while Matthew was all “Sex sells”.

      • delorb says:

        There is also a picture of a guy from over 70 years ago who also looks like Jay-Z, so no guarantee the child is his. Just sayin.

  4. harpreet says:

    So, I love Riri’s bold styles (although it was horrible for her to twitter diss her fan).

    But I also love TLC’s music, was a big fan back in the day.

  5. HH says:

    As soon as it stated Beyoncé is giving someone tips on speaking eloquently, I knew it had to be false. Wendy Williams took it too far by saying “she sounds like she only has a 4th grade education,” however, Beyoncé is not particularly articulate.

  6. QQ says:

    I liked Rihanna’s response.. i like that she kinda owns her shit and doesn’t back down when the Prude Patrol comes for her

    • Val says:

      For reals… it’s like if you want to get talked about, you mention Rihanna. Even better if you can start a twitter feud, it’s like free promotion. People really just need to get over it.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Yeah, I can sometimes lead the prude patrol if women are selling sexual images of themselves as helpless objects who exist for the pleasure of others, but I don’t think Rihanna does that. She just seems comfortable in her own skin and it doesn’t care about other people’s rules. She comes across as in control and powerful, not exploited. I think she’s telling the truth in her response “I’m me.”

    • delorb says:

      I don’t have an issue with her parading around half naked, as long as she has no issue with me calling her thirsty and desperate.

      As for her twitter feuds, she’s the WRONG person to mess with on social media. I don’t think she’s writing all the stuff she’s getting credit for, though. There is probably some catty gay guy doing all the heavy lifting. Whomever is writing it, its hilarious. I really like her music and voice, BTW and I HATED how she treated her teenage fan.

      Here’s hoping someone else picks another fight with her.

    • LIttleDeadGirl says:

      I have to say I love the response. I don’t like when artists throw each other under the bus. I feel like you should mind your own business and focus on your art and that’s it. You should comment if someone is doing something terrible … if their naked … who cares. Don’t like it … don’t look?

  7. aims says:

    I remember back in the day, TLC wore condoms like eye patches and what not.

    • LAK says:

      That was the AIDS era and those condoms were about sexual health.

      It’s wierd now that safe sex is a given, but back then campaigns had to be made to advise people to be safe!!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      The condoms were telling women that it was ok to INSIST on a condom if a guy was going to get with you.

      They didnt’ sell sex, but they did sell sexual empowerment. I was an elementary/middle school when TLC came out, and I noticed they were so different from the other women in music.

  8. Monie says:

    Rihanna has the right to wear what she wants and the public has the right to criticize at will. I have seen her nuclear-blast sized nipples so many times that I don’t even flinch anymore. I just wish people would stop equating showing every crevice of your body as “sexual freedom/liberation/feminism”. To me, it is an enticement for male and media attention…hardly speaking out for female equality. It continues the trend that we as women are still only considered as T&A.

    • Amanduh says:

      Totally agree with your stance on the feminism facade.
      If she’s seriously trying to help the feminist movement and empower women, then do something for the poor girls living as a second-rate chattle. Build schools, educate them, give them tools, an education and the resources to get ahead in life. Showing your t!ts isn’t doing them any good, nor will it help us make the same wage as men for doing the same job.
      As another poster pointed out “the guys on the internet liked it…” and if that was her intention (in my opinion, it was) then that’s a pretty sad.

      • ORLY says:

        Did Rihanna ever say that she loves wearing little to nothing because of feminism? I don’t think she has, that’s other people’s interpretation.

      • Amanduh says:

        Yup, you’re totally right…she hasn’t said anything about feminism. I guess I was projecting…as a newish mom to a little girl, I have so many thoughts and questions on the subject.
        I would be curious to hear what she has to say about it all; her image and what she’s trying to accomplish by being so in-your-face about sex and nudity.

    • Val says:

      I think part of the point is that as a woman you should be able to show your body without it being interpreted as sexual. Just like guys can be shirtless and not have a mob of women jogging after them, thus women can be shirtless and not have every man staring and drooling. We are so far from this type of equality though.

      • Amanduh says:

        Hmm…I see what you’re saying.
        I don’t think (as far as bodies go) we will EVER be equal in that respect…and I kinda don’t think we should be? I mean, breasts are primarily meant for feeding babies and men just don’t have that option. I can live with that inequality.
        I’m not just not down with all the girls that are unable to access education, are “bought and sold” and are seen as property. And that (those of us who are fortunate enough to work) we are paid less for the same work. I feel like “feminism” should be heading more in that direction, not physical differences that are beyond our control. Just me rambling and trying to navigate these tricky waters!

  9. BendyWindy says:

    I don’t even like Rihanna, but I gotta go with her on this one. While yes, TLC’s message was safe sex, they were all about sex back in the day. It’s tempting for them to say, “keep your clothes on” now that they’re middle aged mothers, but they need to have a seat.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      Even back in the day TLC never strutted around half naked to get attention or cover up a lack of talent or depth. They used their fame as a platform to warn young people about the dangers of unprotected sex. If their message prevented even one person from contracting an STD or having an unwanted pregnancy then they have done more good with their music than Rihanna will do with hers in a lifetime.

  10. Dame Snarkweek says:

    Ri is the living embodiment of ‘When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong’

  11. Tiffany says:

    CrazySexyCool sold like gangbusters and was cranking out hit after hit. There has not been another female group who has sold well since. Come to think of it, has there been a notable female group in the last 20 years.

  12. Jenny says:

    I think spice girls were more successful

  13. Algernon says:

    That’s not a bomber jacket. That’s more like a motorcycle jacket.

  14. Hissyfit says:

    Although Rihanna comes across as fierce and confident when it comes to her body, I feel like deep inside she’s insecure and have low self esteem and wants constant validation from people that she’s hot thus the reason for why she’s naked or topless all the time.

  15. Hannah says:

    I’m not really bothered about what a particular female pop star or another wears or doesn’t wear. It annoys me, however, that almost every woman in pop music will at some point get her kit off or do a “provocative” song. It seems like that has been completely instituionalized. Someone started it once and now every one copies it and I get the feeling that nobody in the music industry even questions it anymore. It’s just normal.

    • Yeah–that’s one of the reasons why it makes me uneasy about sexuality and female artists. Because to me, even if they are talented, I just can’t shake this feeling that they actually WANT to go around half naked or whatever. Like if I was a singer, I would not want to go around in provacative outfits, stuff like Rihanna and Miley performs in. I wouldn’t want to do it. But how many of these women are pressured into giving into something like that, inch by inch? I just feel like if it wasn’t pressured onto them, then we would have a lot more mainstream singers who kept their clothes on–not just people like Adele or Sinead.

      At this point–it’s only Miley and Rihanna who I feel that their sexuality on stage IS what they want…for better or worse.

  16. JennySerenity says:

    Totally fair.

    If I want to that much of someone’s naked body, I’ll just date them, thanks very much. Rihanna’s perpetual nakedness is something that I can randomly stumble upon on any given day online, and that’s saying a lot when so many things can easily be avoided. I know girlfriend is damaged and the victim of abuse. For that, I’m sorry. She’s also angry, trashy and pretty much a complete mess. Isn’t she Jay Z’s girl? He needs to stop shoving her out on the road to make that green and get her the rest and help she needs.

  17. Loopy says:

    I knew this story was false when I read that Beyonce is giving “tips on speaking more eloquently.” Lol she can hardly speak herself, also BOSSIP is one of the trashiest blogs around it should never be used as a source.

  18. grabbyhands says:

    In as much as I am tired of Rhianna’s schtick and desperate need for attention (we get it, you like being naked, you like sex, you’re DTF), TLC has no place calling her out for what she’s doing. They may have not been quite as graphic, but they definitely traded in on their sexuality back in the day to sell their image. Just because they were also pushing safe sex doesn’t make them sound any less petty and hypocritical.

    I think the bigger problem is why female artists still feel like they have to use this to get and keep attention, and worse, why we as an audience both for it and then punish women for doing it.

    I may not like Rhianna much (mostly because I think she’s kind of a jerk as a person) but the bottom line is she does what she does because it sells and people want it. She ain’t dumb.

    • MSat says:

      THIS! “I think the bigger problem is why female artists still feel like they have to use this to get and keep attention, and worse, why we as an audience both for it and then punish women for doing it.”

      Seriously. When was the last time you saw a male pop star naked on the red carpet, or posing with their legs spread open, or with their balls hanging out in a video? It’s certainly within a woman’s range of choices to be as naked as she wants, whenever she wants, but does that have to be the de facto standard? And how long do these young women expect their careers to last when this is what they offer? Look at Madonna – yes, she’s an icon, yes, she’s been around for decades – but when was the last time she had a #1 hit? And look at how desperate she is to be relevant, doing all kinds of crap to her face and body to look younger. Do you see Pat Benatar, Stevie Nicks, Debbie Harry doing that? NO, because they took their talent seriously and wanted to be on equal ground with their male counterparts.

      I have a lot to say on this, obviously, but in a nutshell: RiRi and the rest of these pop singers need to start showing some damn respect for themselves AND the women who blazed the trail before them.

  19. serena says:

    Oh come on, it wouldn’t be Rihanna anymore if she ‘cleaned up her act’.. she’s likeble because she’s somewhat crazy and seems so free. Of course there are times she pisses me off to no end but whatever, another Beyonce is boring. One is enough.

  20. amber5ash says:

    I watched their interview and never once did I hear them mention Rihanna by name. Rihanna wants all the attention until she gets the negative attention, and then she comes back w/ retorts such as calling them “thots”(?) What is a thot? This girl has the self esteem of a young teen and it shows. TLC showed crudeness, but kept it somewhat contained. Rihanna is trashy. Pretty, but trashy. Pretty trashy actually. Shrugs shoulders.

  21. A.Key says:

    “He wants Rihanna to act more like Beyonce.”
    That Partition video is the sleaziest gross shit I’ve seen in a while, and that’s saying something.
    Yeah I’m sure he wants her to act like his wife alright. But it doesn’t mean demure clearly.

    Also, TLC – this smells of cheap PR baiting. Lets get our name in the papers again by shading a real superstar at the moment. Pot, kettle.

  22. smee says:

    That’s effing hilarious! Incredible come-back.

    Sorry TLC, but the times they are a-changing. I’m sure in a few years RiRi’s nude look will be run-of-the-mill.

    I like her risque style. She’s young with a beautiful body and has a job where showing it off only helps her make more $$$ – why not?

  23. MrsBPitt says:

    I’m sick of everybody being naked….its not shocking anymore…every idiot who does a magazine cover is naked these days. Big yawn!

  24. Lucy says:

    I’m not sure if this has anything to do with this particular subject, but I’ve always thought Rihanna should have been a model instead of a singer.

  25. genevieve says:

    Well, that clears up my confusion about why TLC (i.e., The Learning Channel) would be commenting on Rihanna. I was very puzzled, indeed.

  26. OhDear says:

    At first I thought The Learning Channel had said something about Rihanna, lol.

  27. The Original Mia says:

    That’s the pot calling the kettle black. In their heyday, TLC did a lot of provocative things.

    I liked Rihanna’s comeback. It wasn’t disrespectful, but let them know she is who she is.

    • Sayrah says:

      My thoughts exactly. I loved the background pic she put on her twitter.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I disagree.
      TLC wasn’t doing the same shtick as Madonna/Paula Abdul/etc. back in the day. They wore baggy pants with crop tops, but they were much more covered up. They talked a lot about sex, but in the theme of empowerment. They wore condoms to encourage women to insist on their partners wearing one, letting women know they weren’t being absurd for demanding protection. They also had videos where they were the pimp-style characters and the men were the objects of desire. They sang songs like “Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg” that said that women weren’t awful for being horny, that didn’t make them bad girls.

      They projected a Boss attitude that was VERY different from what others were doing.

      • The Original Mia says:

        They were still provocative for what they said and how they dressed. I’m not saying they were walking around nude. I’m saying they weren’t cookie cutter either. They established themselves with their social messages, their baggy clothes, etc. they were true to themselves and F anyone who tried to mold them. Rihanna is her own person and her feminity/sexuality is in your face and she makes no apologies for it. How is that different from the female empowerment talk of TLC ?

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I think what Rhianna is doing and what TLC did are very different. I am not saying Rhianna should do something other than what she wants to do, but IMO, what she is doing isn’t half as unique, inspiring, or brave as what TLC did. From my perspective, Rhianna isn’t a trailblazer, she is just one in a very long line of female pop stars that use sexuality (but mostly nudity) to get attention, but they have no real message or point behind it. The point IS the attention, there is no larger goal beyond that.

        That is fine if they want to do that, but I think what TLC did was on another, more respectable and powerful, level. As a kid, it was really drastic to me how different TLC was from their peers.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Tiffany :)
        You nailed it. People forget how difficult and controversial it was to openly talk about AIDS and sex, especially to young people. TLC encouraged women to be strong and confident enough to author their own responsible sexual contracts. Rihanna has never had any platform beyond me, me , me. In fact I still cringe when she sings how much she loves the way her lover hurts her in that one Eminem song. Ugh.

  28. Dani2 says:

    I mean, I wouldn’t say that they’re a “joke”, but they’ve had their days in the sun as far as Hollywood is concerned and Rihanna is having hers right now, I just feel like it’s none of their business and it’s not their place to tell her what she should or shouldn’t be wearing.

  29. claire says:

    I’m no fan of the sex sells schtick but I gotta admit I find Rihanna’s Twitter header comeback hilarious. She can throw shade like no other.

  30. Hollz says:

    They aren’t the best selling girl group. The Spice Girls are. TLC is second. (Destiny’s Child is third) Spice Girls sold more CDs, while releasing fewer. (3 albums, 80 million sold vs 4 albums, 65 million sold)

    I also thought this was about The Learning Channel. This makes far more sense!

  31. Raised Brow says:

    TLC taught us valuable lessons on how to properly wear wrapped condoms over our eyes, how to effectively burn down our significant others’ mansions and the perils of bankruptcy. -_- I kid, I kid – but T&C need to stand down. When these two talk to the media, we’re constantly being reminded of their money woes from poor management and how much of a void Lisa’s absence leaves the group (RIP). In an effort to stay relevant, they’ve rehashed their ‘story’ in a made-for-TV movie and now they’re going on tour -_- Bashing Rihanna is part of the promotion, and they just come off as uptight has-beens.

  32. Jaana says:

    Rihanna is showing how insecure she is by responding to everything. Yes insecure. Her showing up almost naked everywhere isn’t normal behavior. She is acting Luke she is permanently in heat. I can’t even imagine what she goes on with in private . Gross. TLC is one of the greatest to every do it, the have earned the right to criticize, and I for one am really tired of seeing her naked everywhere. It really speaks to her self esteem . It really does. The only other explanation would be that the drugs she is on makes her hot and humid so she wears less clothes?
    And now that she is wearing clothes up there makes me think she may be on her period. That’s the only time that chick covers up.

  33. Patty Cake says:

    I think TLC should harp on Beyoncé as well as Rhianna because while they, TLC, did have some provocative songs, they also put out a hell of a lot of songs about protecting and respecting yourself. Their messages weren’t biased either because they aimed the respect and protect yourself message at both men and women. They were artist & performers with integrity. I mean you could sing and dance to their songs, at the same time, while learning a very important message regarding morale and integrity. Neither Beyoncé or Rhianna have the aptitude or ability to do that. So sad at the direction that Rap & R&B have taken today. Smdh.

  34. Lily says:

    Rihanna’s voice is awful, just like a lot of other pop stars. She’s not the only one selling sex either, and others have done it long before her. My biggest issue with Rihanna is that she’s a major asshole.

  35. ashley says:

    Want your name in the news? Mention rihanna,they know she’s going to clap back so they do it. Rih’s confidence has alot of people in their feelings,it’s hilarious. She’s not going to change to please people she doesn’t know and i love that about her.

  36. mazomazohyst says:

    I am very annoyed by society and esp. women telling other women what to wear and how to behave. Be sexy, but don’t be too sexy. Be comfortable with your female sexuality but don’t be overly sexual. But also, don’t be too prudish or unattractive. Don’t be timid but at the same time don’t be too bold. Be a sexy and confident “virgin” comfortable with your sexuality and sometimes speak your mind but don’t scare people with your opinions. Don’t make them come out of their comfort zone, but give them the feeling that they’re still forward thinking.

    You either manage to be this female fairytale creature and meet all these socio-economic expectations or people (men, women, other fairytale creatures and probably dogs) will criticize you.

    Doesn’t equality also mean that if a woman wants to run around mostly naked and emphasize on her sexuality (and use it for selling more albums that way) out of her free will, she has the right to do so whether you like it or not?
    Men do this all the time. They write f**king odes to their penises and what they want to do with it and run around with their pants around their ankles expecting women to swoon and fall over and it’s A-okay. I don’t see other men or women criticize them for that.

    Sex sells because we’re a sexual species. Well, most of us are anyways.

    Also, Jay-Z is a sleazy, sexist f**k-head and needs to shut the f**k up about how women should dress or behave.

  37. Anne tommy says:

    As far as I know the Spice girls are the biggest selling girl group. Not sure that’s hugely positive but at least they did not go more or less completely starkers. I find it vaguely depressing that underwear seems seem to be the stage wear of choice for so many female singers these days.

  38. Shannon says:

    It repulses me that we continue to punish Rihanna for not being a perfect victim. The implication of this slut-shaming is that she isn’t “behaving” or dressing the way men and women who have bought into the idea of male domination want her to. The subtle message is that any violation against her body would be her fault for wearing revealing clothing and she is a threat to other women for tempting married men.

    If she has sex for money it’s because the men around her have taught her to associate her sexual desirability with self-worth. You don’t sell you body because you have a tenuous grasp on moral fortitude. You do it because at some point someone groomed you to and probably abused you and/or pimped you out. It’s something she has in common with Courtney Stoddard and Lindsay Lohan.

    And we blame Rihanna for it. Can we accept that she is a deeply flawed human being and not a role model to put on a pedestal? She has a lot of demons. I hope some day she gets help and steps out of the spotlight long enough to heal.

    • Courtney says:

      I guess you don’t believe in self accountability then, huh?

    • allheavens says:

      Every female that has sex for money is not abused or groomed. This is the perfect concept of woman as victim or woman as perpetual child.

      I have a friend who came from a loving family, had a regular childhood, went to college, graduated summa cum laude and got an advanced degree. As far as I know she was not abused nor manipulated. If she was it was the best kept secret on the planet because I practically grew up between my home and hers. She is still very close to her familly.

      She is very beautiful and very smart but was not above using her assets for fun and profit. No low self-esteem, no daddy issues, but really adventurous. I asked her once if she was being coerced or abused in any of her relationships. She said, hell no the first sign of any of that crap she was out. She asked me to remember the old saying that “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” So,, I was cool. She is married now with children and quite happy.

      Now I if that was all a facade then someone needs to give her an Oscar because that was the best long running performance I’ve ever seen.

      All women are not victims.

      • Shannon says:

        A psychologically healthy person is polyamorous or just sleeps with multiple people. Turning one’s body into an object to sell requires a level of dissociation only damaged people are capable of. Just because your friend seemed to have a perfect upbringing doesn’t mean she was immune from adults preying on her. Plenty of people who have been abused graduate with honors from college (I did) . A billionaire was just convicted of sexually abusing his own 3 year old daughter.

        And as far as Rihanna being a “perpetual child” – do you require people to get over repeated sexual and physical abuse in 4 years or less? Because that is the time frame since her last publicly documented case of being beaten bloody by Chris Brown.