Last week Chris Brown released the following statement apologizing for allegedly beating the hell out of his girlfriend, Rihanna. Went like this:
“Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired. I am seeking the counseling of my pastor, my mother and other loved ones and I am committed, with God’s help, to emerging a better person. Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong. While I would like to be able to talk about this more, until the legal issues are resolved, this is all I can say except that I have not written any messages or made any posts to Facebook, on blogs or any place else. Those posts or writings under my name are frauds.”
I bolded that part in the middle because I feel it’s important to keep it in mind while you take a look at the following photo of Rihanna’s face, taken right after her altercation with Brown. The photo was reportedly leaked by the LAPD to TMZ:
What those pesky blogs reported and what Brown called speculation, was this: “…the photos show major contusions on both sides of the singer’s face — there is serious swelling and bruising. Her lip is split and her nose bloody.” Looks about spot on, doesn’t it?
For reference, here’s a picture of what Rihanna looks like when she hasn’t been playing stand-in for a punching bag. Notice the shoulder tattoos — an indication the TMZ photo could be legit:
Today is Rihanna’s 21st birthday. Here’s hoping the next year finds her wise and strong enough to stay away from this guy for the rest of her life.