Rihanna and Chris Brown were featured in Kanye West's recent "Famous" music video, and while many celebrities have reacted badly to their seemingly nude appearance, both Rihanna and Chris Brown seem to be unbothered by the use of their look-a-like's bodies.
Years after their trouble-plagued romance came to an end, Rihanna and Chris Brown's relationship has once again been thrust into the spotlight, courtesy of West, and according to a new report, Rihanna isn't bothered by the reminder of her good times with Brown.
"There have been many mornings, afternoons, evening and nights where Ri's laid in bed next to Chris pillow talking. And seeing 'Famous' made her reminisce on those occasions," a source close to Rihanna told Hollywood Life on June 27.
Kanye West attracts backlash after featuring wax figure of Rihanna next to Chris Brown https://t.co/uPyMdSyQ0vRihanna and Chris Brown began dating in 2008, about three years after their initial meeting, and one year later, their romance came to an abrupt end after Brown physically assaulted his then-girlfriend after they attended a pre-Grammy event in Los Angeles. However, the relationship between them continued and later that same month, they reunited briefly during a party in Miami.
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In the years that followed, Rihanna and Chris Brown kept their distance as she moved on with Matt Kemp and Drake, but by 2012, they were once again back in touch and sparking rumors of a reconciliation. At the time, it was noted that Rihanna and Chris Brown were involved in some sort of romance, despite Brown's relationship with model Karrueche Tran.
What's poppin' w/ Rihanna and Chris Brown spending the weekend together? https://t.co/3SNNxPnyVPLater that year, Brown released a video clip and explained that he felt as if he was in love with both Rihanna and Tran.
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"Y'all don't really get the real Chris Brown, so I like to just be honest," Chris Brown said in the October 2012 video, according to a report by MTV News. "I'm just stressed out. It ain't about the music, I love my fans, it's just that when you share a history with somebody and you tend to fall in love with somebody else, it's kinda difficult."
As a photo of Rihanna and Chris Brown and another of Brown and Tran was seen, the hip hop artist continued to talk to fans about his complicated love life.
"I love Karrueche very much but I don't want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna," he said. "Is there such thing as loving two people? I don't know if it's possible, but I feel like that. I don't want to hurt either or... It's just me I'm not trying to be a player, I'm not trying to be a dog, I'm not none of that. You know my mother raised me differently, I just care too much sometimes."
While Rihanna and Chris Brown don't appear to be involved in any sort of relationship at this time, the Hollywood Life source claimed the "BBHMM" singer had taken notice of Brown's look-a-like in West's video.
"Breezy was the best sex of her life and when they were in bed together, those sheets were on fire! Chris has a much better body than in 'Famous' though and she noticed it immediately... His a** is much firmer and his back is more muscular. She would know," the source explained.
Meanwhile, an NSFW photo of Rihanna and Chris Brown in the "Famous" video was posted to Brown's Instagram page just days ago along with his reaction to the clip.
"Why I gotta have the plumbers butt/crack showing WAX figure? This n***a KANYE CRAZY, talented, but crazy," Chris captioned a screencap on Instagram.
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