Man, we’re shocked! The Rihanna and Chris Brown Grammy absences WERE
And Rihanna WAS the one who Chris Brown opened a can of whup ass on!
We’re not sure whether an umbrella-ella-ella was involved!
Shoo a lotta Disturbia stuff goin on!
We read that Rihanna was ‘Screaming’ at the Hospital. How could they tell? Maybe they were unfamiliar with her music!
Rihanna has been identified as the victim in Chris Brown’s assault charge, TMZ first reported, and now there’s more details coming out about what happened in the hours after the incident.
A RadarOnline.com witness who was in the hospital with Rihanna says the ‘Disturbia’ singer “was clearly very upset by what had happened and I could hear her screaming.”
The source also says that Rihanna’s “staff was also very shaken by what had happened. Later on I saw one of the assistants crying into the shoulder of the security guard. I left at 4pm, happy to get out of the place, something terrible had clearly happened to Rihanna.” Read the Full RadarOnline.com Report
TMZ first reported that Brown had surrendered to police. He posted $50,000 bail and was released, and according to one source, Rihanna “suffered contusions and bite marks.”
TMZ Also Has Video of Brown’s Arrest
The LAPD had stated in a release the 19-year-old R&B singer and a woman were in a vehicle in the Hancock Park neighborhood early Sunday when they began arguing. After they exited the car, the argument escalated. The LAPD has indicated they will not release the accuser’s name.
“The identity of the victim will not be released,” Officer April Harding said at the time. “Any victim who’s involved in a domestic violence incident is entitled to confidentiality.”
According to a PEOPLE source, Rihanna and Brown have had “lots of ups and downs” of late, saying that “one second they’re all lovey dovey and then they’re fighting like crazy. They’re both pretty stubborn.”
Brown has long been dating pop superstar Rihanna, who was slated to perform early in the Grammys show on Sunday night. But she dropped out, the Recording Academy said in a statement less than an hour before the show and she was not seen at the venue as the show was about to get under way.
“We have just been informed that Rihanna will not be attending tonight’s 51st Annual Grammy Awards. We’re sorry she is unable to join us,” the academy said in a brief statement that did not offer any further explanation.
Numerous reports saying the two were involved in a car accident and a rep for Rihanna reportedly did not confirm or deny the story when asked for comment by MTV News. “Rihanna is well. Thank you for the care and support” her longtime record company spokesperson confirmed to BlackVoices.com via email. Read More From BV
“After stopping his car, Brown and the woman got out and the argument escalated,” the Los Angeles police Department said. “The woman suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.”
The LAPD received a 911 call reporting the disturbance and, according to the statement, when officers arrived they found the victim, but Brown had already left the scene.
An LAPD spokeswoman declined further comment.
Brown, who released his first album in 2005 at the age of 16, the self-titled “Chris Brown,” topped the charts with his hit single “Run It!” Brown’s ad campaign with Wrigley was suspended Monday until his criminal case is resolved. A statement released by the company acknowledged “serious allegations made against Chris Brown,” but added that Brown should be “afforded the same due process as any citizen.”
Barbados-born Rihanna has already logged four No. 1 singles since breaking onto the charts in 2005.
She won a 2007 Grammy Award for her single “Umbrella,” a collaboration with the rapper Jay-Z, and had been scheduled to perform her latest hit, “Disturbia,” Sunday night.