Rihanna crowned the Queen of the West Hollywood Halloween Carnival.Greystone Manor, West Hollywood, CA.October 31, 2012
*Early this morning, Rihanna revealed that she has a duet entitled “Nobodies Business” with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, three years after Brown was charged with assaulting her.
The song was part of an official track list that Rihanna tweeted to her followers for her upcoming album “Unapologetic,” due Nov. 19, and comes after weeks of speculation in the media that the couple has rekindled their romance being spotted together at numerous events.
The two singers appeared on remixes of each other’s songs earlier this year: Brown on Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake,” Rihanna on Brown’s “Turn Up the Music.”
Other collaborations on Rihanna’s upcoming “Unapologetic” album include rapper Eminem, newcomer singer-songwriter Mikky Ekko and rapper Future.
*Uh oh, someone asked the wrong question when interviewing fiery ass Rihanna and got more than they asked for.
It’s been nearly three years since Rihanna and Chris Brown broke off their romantic relationship and the news of domestic violence bubbled over to the media.
But this was her last straw when one reporter asked a question about Brown. Rihanna seemed to have grown old of the topic altogether.
When Esquire interviewer asked about remixes for “Birthday Cake” and “Turn Up the Music,” Rihanna began to bristle and their chat took a turn for the worse.
“Some love it; some hate it. Some love it but hate that we did it, but the response in the end has been incredible,” Rihanna said of reactions to the songs.
“It caught me a little off-guard to be honest … especially the amount of … negative attention because it never occurred to me how this was a problem, you know. It really didn’t,” she added. “I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music.”
The reporter pushed the topic a bit, suggesting that perhaps the song sent the wrong message.
Rihanna basically said it’s not what it’s not and is what it is. They’re not together and if they ever did get back together, that’s when those questions need to be asked.
It went further lert when the writer said it’s hard not to look at her as a victim of domestic violence.
“I know. And that’s how f-cked up society is. There’s a lot of sh-t y’all can’t get over,” Rihanna snapped. “I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy sh-t.”
*Rihanna is finally speaking out in defense of her two remix records with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, saying it “made sense” and it’s “innocent.”
Despite Brown beating her up three years ago, he appears on a remix of her song “Birthday Cake” and she appears on a remix of his single “Turn up the Music.”
In an interview with Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show in Los Angeles, Rihanna says it was her idea for Brown to appear on her song because he’s “the hottest R&B artist” right now. He then asked her to be on his song.
She says the partnership allowed fans to come together, adding: “There shouldn’t be a divide. … It’s music, and it’s innocent.”
*Chris Brown and Rihanna certainly shocked everyone when they came out with their recent collaboration on “Birthday cake.” Some even question whether or not the two are back together.
Regardless of what the world has to say, as you can tell from the photo above, the two singers aren’t looking back and frankly don’t care what everyone else thinks.
“Regret is ruining the lives of countless people by stealing their joy! #NOREGRETS,” Rihanna said beginning her several tweet discussion. “Sure u wish u did some things differently, but no sense in becoming burdened with regret over things u have no power to change #NOREGRETS. Ask God for forgiveness, and leave your regrets in the past! #NOREGRETS.”
In the meantime, Rihanna, according to Singersroom, was in London recently executive producing her forthcoming show on Sky Living. Slated to air later this year, the show focuses on finding a top clothing designer through a series of challenges and tasks. Sources say she is also keen to move to London, searching for a pad to call home since she is there so often. The “Birthday Cake” singer also has a home in Los Angeles.
*Bobbi Kristina was serenaded by her mother Whitney Houston Wednesday night during the singer’s concert in Adelaide, Australia.
Midway through the show – during Houston’s “unplugged” segment of old hits – she announced it was Bobbi Kristina’s 17th birthday, reports People.com. Houston then sang “Who Would Imagine a King” from The Preacher’s Wife.
“[It's] one of Krissy’s favorites,” the source says, “and is not in the show.”
Then a birthday cake was rolled onto the stage, and Houston invited her daughter to come up. Houston was then joined by her dancers – and the entire audience – to sing “Happy Birthday” to Bobbi Kristina.
Mother and daughter also celebrated the occasion in Sydney earlier in the week during a stop on the singer’s troubled Nothing But Love world tour. Despite video clips of Houston out of breath and struggling to hit high notes, a rep for the singer has dismissed the disappointment of fans, and denied that Houston’s lackluster performances are the result of a health issue.
“Whitney is in great health and having a terrific time on her tour and with her fans,” her publicist Kristen Foster stated on Feb. 26. “There were over 9,000 people at her show in Brisbane, and there were over 12,000 at Acer Arena last night in Sydney. Her fans were dancing and singing along with her and Whitney appreciates their support.”