Rihanna took to Twitter Friday night to send a message to her and Chris Brown's fans: The reputed reunion between the controversial couple may be over.
Song, as usual, was her medium: She used the lyrics to one of her own songs in the tweet, to be specific. The Bajan beauty, it seems, is incapable of communicating about her relationship with Brown any other way!
After weeks of thinly-veiled attacks on Chris Brown's girlfriend Karrueche (including one that many considered racist), Rihanna finally seemed to admit on Friday night that a romantic reunion with her former abuser -- or at least, a public one – is no longer in the cards:
Could this be a sign that Rihanna and Chris Brown are through – at least publicly?
For weeks, Rihanna seemed to be priming the public for a reunion with Chris Brown, but after her trial balloons experienced heavy turbulence in the gossipsphere, it seems she may have given up the effort -- at least in public.
One of the first signs was her trip to see Jay-Z and Beyoncé's daughter, Ivy Blue Carter. Jay-Z has long been Rihanna's mentor, but word leaked out soon after her recent collaboration with Chris Brown that Jay was deeply disappointed in Rihanna, and absolutely disgusted by Chris. He took out his anger by dropping Rihanna from Roc Nation's R.I.P. track, specifically written for her by Drake, but instead it was given to the label's up-and-coming Rita Ora. Jay-Z apparently had Beyoncé deliver a message that Rihanna was not welcome to see baby Blue Ivy until she broke it off with Chris, which is why many interpreted her visit a few weeks ago as a sign that the two really were over.
And now, with this tweet, it's hard to see them as anything else but through. The post that Rihanna retweeted came from Janise Aileen, who is Chris Brown's Team Breezy street team leader -- essentially head of the fan association for America's largest city that was tasked with promoting Chris Brown's F.A.M.E. album, and obviously someone that Rihanna follows on Twitter.
But is it really over, or did Rihanna just sense the public outrage and put a kibosh on the public displays of affection? Only time will tell.