Rihanna's alleged desire to reunite with her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown has brought criticism from her friends, family and even her Bajan pastor, and although the continuous scandal has brought her plenty of media buzz, it has also affected her career and friendships. Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z kicked her off a song he was producing, and now it has been revealed that Beyoncé is refusing to let RiRi meet baby Blue Ivy Carter, all because Rhianna can't quit Breezy.
Considering Rihanna's close friendship with the celebrity power couple, the Bajan pop star is certainly eager to meet their first child, but until the bad girl of R&B cleans up her act and cuts of ties with Chris Brown, Beyoncé won't let RiRi anywhere near Blue Ivy.
The UK's Now magazine, a popular celebrity gossip tabloid, broke the story, reporting that Jay-Z and Beyoncé have given Rihanna a stern ultimatum: Stay away from Chris or you can't see baby Blue.
Jay-Z is more than a music industry mentor to Rihanna, he's a close friend who stood by her three years ago when her relationship with Brown ended the first time after her beat her repeatedly with one hand while driving with the other.
According toNow, a friend of the Carter family said Jay-Z is on such bad terms with Rihanna that he had to tell RiRi to stay away from his baby though his wife Beyonce, rather than face his former protege himself.
'He wants Blue to have positive role models, not someone who'd take back a man who hit her,' the source said.
Rihanna and Chris Brown's rocky relationship has turned particularly ugly in the past few weeks, as Breezy's current girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, and Rihanna fight over the domestic abuser online, trading insults on Twitter while their fans cheer them on. Things have gotten so bad that Karrueche is apparently receiving angry text messages from Rihanna's fans, making her scared to leave her own home without a bodyguard.
Meanwhile, Chris Brown has his own problems to deal with. The Florida police department is still in possession of an iPhone which Breezy is accused of snatching from a female fan's hands after she snapped a photo of him leaving a Miami club. Word on the street is that Brown was taking two groupies home with him, and stole the smart-phone so that the incriminating evidence wouldn't find its way back to Rihanna. Florida officials have been dragging their feet for weeks rather than issue a warrant for Brown's arrest, but if he's convicted of stealing the phone he will be arrested and sent to jail for breaking the rules of his probation.