The title of this post is a line from Rihanna's fantastic song Hate That I Love You. Seriously, writers can't make this shit up. My friend Jessica and I had a brief email exchange today when the details of Chris Brown's assault of Rihanna become public knowledge. It's a really violent, dark story. While forgiveness is understandable, I don't know how any person could return to a man (or manchild, as it were) like that. This is not a woman who is financially bound to any man. Why why why? The story overshadows her talent and her music, which leads me to Jessica's point about how Rihanna's return to
We all know that Rihanna going back to Chris Brown is so not good in so many ways. We can go on and on about "what will we tell our daughters?" and the like. And that is all well and good and relevant. But I wonder if Rihanna has given any thought to the fact that by going back to Chris she has basically run her artistic credibility right into a ditch that she will likely not get out of. I mean, think of the list of things that she can no longer sing about and be taken seriously: being a strong woman, walking out on your man, being independent, the importance of love, or just about any subject that requires having a backbone to talk about. What, stand under your umbrella and get my ass whooped? I think not.
What do you think?