Chris Brown may be living the single life since splitting from longtime girlfriend Karrueche Tran last year, but that doesn’t mean the “Loyal” singer is eager to get back into the dating scene just yet.
Brown has been plagued with dating rumors since Karrueche Tran called off their on-again, off-again romance in March 2015 after discovering that Brown had fathered a child with another woman, but it appears that Chris Brown is taking an opportunity to personally dispel those rumors after new speculation emerged on Instagram on Saturday.
According to a screenshot obtained by The Shade Room, Chris Brown fans took to Instagram earlier today to debate over rumors suggesting that Brown is secretly dating aspiring model Ammika Harris.
Harris, who was rumored to have been dating Brown in August 2015, garnered attention from Brown fans after the “Zero” singer began following the model on social media. In addition, Harris’ uncanny resemblance to Brown’s ex, Karrueche Tran, has also led some fans to believe that Chris and Ammika may be secretly dating.
— Movielizer (@Movielizer) August 12, 2015
In the screenshot, one fan alleges that Brown and Ammika are attempting to keep their relationship under wraps, revealing, “Some girl that kinda looks like karrueche he use to follow on here but unfollowed after everyone started finding out they were seeing each other. Now @chrisbrownofficial flew her on his private jet to new Orleans for valentine weekend which is pretty official that they’re together but trying to act like he’s not with her.”
— Amebo Guru (@AmeboGuru) January 14, 2016
While some fans spoke out against the rumors in order to defend Brown against the dating claims, Chris Brown took to Instagram to personally deny the speculation while also insisting that he’s focused on raising his daughter rather than looking for a relationship.
“It’s funny that y’all want so badly for me to be dating someone,” Chris Brown began. “I’m in love with my daughter. Learning how to LOVE MYSELF before I can open those doors.”
Chris Brown x Royalty pic.twitter.com/EQaByyxS8H
— Just Lifestyle (@_juststyle) February 11, 2016
The dating speculation comes on the heels of reports that are beginning to suggest that Brown is interested in rekindling his romance with ex-girlfriend Rihanna after the songstress’ dad revealed that he’d be supportive of reconciliation between Brown and Rihanna.
“He respects me, calls me ‘pops’ and I like him—despite what happened,” Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, recently explained to The Daily Mirror, via the Daily Mail. “He’s very talented and always humble. I’d support them being together.”
Despite the speculation, Rihanna recently explained to Ellen DeGeneres during her interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that she’s currently too busy to entertain a relationship.
The news comes just weeks after Brown spoke out via Instagram to combat reports suggesting that he gave his daughter, Royalty, asthma as a result of his smoking habits.
Royalty’s mother, Nia Guzman, reportedly explained to TMZ that her and Brown’s daughter developed asthma as a result of secondhand smoke exposure from Brown’s marijuana and tobacco use.
In response to the allegations, Brown shared a screenshot of the news site’s story on Instagram before revealing to fans in his caption, “Absolutely untrue. I quit cigarettes on New Years. NO ONE smoke around my daughter.”
“This is obviously a play to get some sort of increased income,” Brown continued. “I take care of my daughter and I would never ever put her in a position that will harm her.”
What do you think of Chris Brown’s response to claims that he’s dating a Karrueche Tran look-alike?
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