Are Rihanna And Katy Perry Friends Again? Women Plan Girls' Trip To Africa

  @ammiet1a.tate@ibtimes.com on April 29 2013 9:24 AM

Rihanna and Katy Perry are reportedly friends again, after falling out over the Barbadian singer’s relationship with Chris Brown.

"Perry and Rihanna have both done the Hawaii and Cabo-type trips to Mexico before, so this time they're thinking something a bit different, like a safari in Africa,” a source told The Sun.

"They want to go to a place where they can have amazing experiences but still get drunk," the source continued.

The former best friends stopped hanging out for some time over Brown.

Perry was not pleased that Rihanna has gone back to Brown, after he physically assaulted her back in 2009, the New York Daily News reported.

"Katy fears Rihanna is making a huge mistake and doesn’t want to be part of it,” a source close to Katy told Confidenti@l, the newspaper’s gossip column, earlier this year.

Rihanna has made no secret about her love for Brown, though he gave her a black eye and a swollen lip after a heated argument just three years ago.

"My stomach drops and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me,” Rihanna explained to Oprah earlier this year about how she acts when she sees Brown.

"We love each other and we probably always will."

Last April, Perry spoke about her friendship with Rihanna and explained how they became such close friends.

“[Rihanna] had this cool studded Valentino bag that had sparkly stuff on it," Perry, thinking of a moment in 2009, told the May issue of Elle magazine.

Perry complimented Rihanna on the bag, and then Rihanna told the pop star that she would send her one. But Perry was skeptical.

"I was like, 'Oh great, here's one of those tricks who talks fast friends but never lives up to it,'" said Perry. But Rihanna stuck to her  word.

"Valentine's Day came around, and I got a little Valentino bag in the mail from her," Perry admitted. "I thought, 'Wow this is a woman of her word.'"

Rihanna then explained why she bonded with Perry.

"I'll tell you, you do not find people like her in this industry. She's gorgeous, charming and so unedited it's scary. That's what intrigued me most when I first met her: she said it like she saw it.

"I trust people like that. I feel safe around people who tell me the [expletive]-up [expletive], because I know they'll always tell me the truth,” Rihanna added.

The last time Perry and Rihanna were seen together was during the MTV Video Awards in September of last year.

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