Rihanna Upsets Fans by Using Chris Brown Song in Fenty Beauty Video
It’s been a decade since Rihanna and Chris Brown split, but RiRi is still a fan of his music.
The singer took to social media on Saturday to promote her Fenty Beauty products, but it was her song choice that raised eyebrows. The clip shows her Glossy Posse lip gloss products in a pool, soundtracked by Chris Brown’s H.E.R. collaboration “Come Together.”
“Gang Gang. just me and my #GlossyPosse !!! @fentybeauty,” tweeted RiRi.
just me and my #GlossyPosse !!! @fentybeauty pic.twitter.com/yimv6gsnAz
— Rihanna (@rihanna) October 19, 2019
Fans took to social media to voice their disapproval based on their troubled past (The couple split in 2009 after Brown physically assaulted Rihanna). “Years of an abusive relationship brought about by the man singing this song,” tweeted one user, while Rihanna reportedly blocked another fan for their comment.
we not retweeting this one pumpkin
— toe (@damn_toe) October 19, 2019
Sis blocked me lmao pic.twitter.com/D1FFwKH3jy
— this iS mY PaRtY (@tsnmi_kayy) October 19, 2019
years of an abusive relationship brought about by the man singing this song….yeah not too big a deal, it was just a black eye, busted lip, and a felony case. No big deal
— mimiyuuuhW q na (@theresenatvdad) October 19, 2019
— . (@likeathornrose) October 20, 2019
But not everyone was mad. Others, including members of Team Breezy, shared their support for her Indigo song selection. “That’s why I love you!! I knew that u we’re not a person that carries bad memories from others,” wrote one fan.
That’s why I love you!! I knew that u we're not a person that carries bad memories from others ❤️ everybody has the right to make a bad decision and deserves a forgiven!! U R THE BEST! No one is perfect! (people around here just like to criticize)
— belle (@ploc_be) October 20, 2019
If Rihanna got over so should ya lmao
— KB (@iHoop_kb) October 20, 2019
ok but it's just a song tho. it ain't that serious
— . (@sonofdrws) October 19, 2019
It wasn’t long before Chris himself noticed the post and left a heart emoji in Rihanna’s comments. He also showed his approval by reposting the clip on Instagram Stories with the praying hands and smiling face with hearts emojis.
Chris Brown comments on @rihanna’s Instagram post after she played his music in the background. (October 19) pic.twitter.com/lNj4Jsa664
— CB Live (@cblivee) October 20, 2019