News: Rihanna Loses Her Words After Chris Brown Question: "Pardon Me?"

Monday, Jan 14, 2013 12:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna may not quite be ready to let the world in on her secret, alleged, romance with former boyfriend Chris Brown as seen in her new Complex cover story.

When asked about her decision to publicly collaborate with Chris Breezy on "Nobody's Business," RiRi appears to go speechless before flipping the question.

Before leaving the restaurant for the airport, Rihanna addresses one last question. It's the biggest question surrounding the song: If her relationship with Brown is truly nobody's business, then why make a record about it? Her voice, usually warm and cut with chuckles, turns cold. "Pardon me?" she replies, her eyebrow slightly raised. Even after the question is repeated, she hesitates to answer. The hands that moved up and down throughout the conversation, suddenly fall flat. "It's the truth. Remember?" she says, turning toward the other side of the table to gather her belongings. As she gets up to leave, she adds: "It's a fun record that The-Dream wrote and we loved the lyrics. You're still asking me questions about it so clearly you don't know." Maybe she doesn't know either. (Complex)

Recently, Brown's ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran spoke on her love for the male singer and not yet being ready to see Rihanna face-to-face.

"I do care about him and I do love him," she said about Brown. "Family is very important to me, and I've always put it in my mind to remember that. For me, I'd love to meet somebody and grow and build a foundation, but I don't want to even think about marriage right now. I can't even get a clothing line out. (laughs) ... For everybody, emotionally, that would just be way too much [if all three of us could sit down together]. I'm a very mature person so if the time ever did come where we would need to sit down and talk, I'd do it. I'm a mature person. I can work it out but that would be a lot. (Pause) Yeah, it would be a lot." (VIBE)

Over the past few weeks, Brown and Rihanna have been spotted on numerous outings together.

And just like that ... Rihanna's back where it all started ... Chris Brown's passenger seat. The on-again couple relived their past earlier today in L.A., where they picked up some refreshments -- including an Icee -- at a gas station convenience store. You'll recall, Rihanna was riding shotgun back in 2009 when CB unleashed a ferocious beatdown on her face -- but today, she was nothing but smiles. Oh yeah, that red sweatshirt she's wearing is Chris' clothing line -- Black Pyramid. (TMZ)

Outside of romance talk, the music diva is slated to perform at next month's Grammy Awards.

Taylor Swift, Rihanna and Mumford & Sons are among the initial crop of artists unveiled as performers on the Feb. 10 Grammy Awards. LL Cool J will return return as host for the telecast, which will be broadcast live except for the West Coast on CBS at 8 p.m. The Black Keys and Fun. were also a part of Wednesday's announcement. Typically, all five nominees for album of the year are tasked with performing. Contenders for the top prize this year are Mumford & Sons' "Babel," the Black Keys' "El Camino," Fun.'s "Some Nights," Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" and Jack White's "Blunderbuss." (Los Angeles Times)

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