Four years ago, Rihanna and then-boyfriend Chris Brown failed to show at the 2009 Grammy Awards when they were scheduled to perform, because of what was later revealed to be a domestic violence incident.
Brown first pled not guilty to the felony assault charges, then later pleaded guilty and received five years probation and 180 days of community service. He was also ordered to stay at least 50 feet away from Rihanna.
But the pair – who have since reconciled and released a bluntly-titled duet together, “Nobodies Business” – aren’t letting that stop them from potentially alienating everyone and attending the 2013 Grammy Awards show together Sunday night.
A source told the website Hollywood Life that Rihanna was “looking forward to the Grammys and [she] will be with Chris the whole night, so you know that’s going to be extra f*cking special. He already told her he would go with her, so it’s a wrap.”
In her latest interview with the Rolling Stone, the 24-year-old star said:
“He made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues.”
Rihanna continued: “He’s paid so much. And I know that’s not a place he would ever want to go back to. And sometimes people need support and encouragement, instead of ridicule and criticism and bashing.”
She insisted the relationship now between the pair is very different to when they first dated – when Chris was still a teenager.
She also turned up in court in support of boyfriend Chris Brown for his latest probation hearing earlier this week.
A Los Angeles judge on Wednesday ordered a new report on the community service Brown was due to perform as a result of the conviction, after prosecutors accused the singer of cutting corners on the work.
Rihanna, who has admitted that she has resumed dating Brown, accompanied him to his court hearing on Wednesday.
The couple seems to have a really close and romantic relationship at the moment.
Rihanna was seen snuggling up to her boyfriend Chris Brown at the 2013 Roc Nation Pre-Grammys Brunch held at Soho House on Saturday (February 9) in West Hollywood, Calif., reports the Daily Mail.
The stars were snapped gazing into each other’s eyes, with Rihanna putting her arms around Chris’s neck at Soho House.
Rihanna looked casual in a blue, white and yellow patterned matching shirt and trousers with her long brown hair in loose curls teamed with strappy sandals and chatted to a group of friends as she waited in the parking lot.
Chris looked even more low key in a green backwards baseball cap, blue patterned shirt and jeans.
“When Chris arrived after attending his Symphonic Love Foundation event, Rihanna went up to him and held his hand,” spy witnesses exclusively tell Just Jared.
“They walked over to a few friends and when they faced each other, he had his hands around her waist and her hands were on his shoulders.”
Earlier the R&B star had visited the Debbie Allen Dance Academy where he posed with a menagerie of female dancers.
However, it seems the star had a few issues earlier on in the day, when he pranged his car in Beverly Hills after an alleged run in with the paparazzi.
According to the Reuters, embattled R&B singer Chris Brown crashed his car into a wall in upscale Beverly Hills on Saturday, and later told police officers he was trying to elude aggressive paparazzi, police said.
In the latest incident, Brown told Beverly Hills police that photographers were chasing him right up until the crash, said police Sergeant Kurt Haefs.