Rihanna being widely criticised for doing songs with Chris Brown
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Rihanna being widely criticised for doing songs with Chris Brown

Atlanta : GA : USA | Feb 23, 2012 at 5:12 AM PST
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Singing sensation Rihanna is drawing mass criticism these days for pairing up with her abusive ex-boyfriend to do two songs.

It seems that Rihanna is not the sort to learn from her mistakes, as she has paired up with her abusive ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, again, for doing two songs.

Rihanna and Chris Brown recently made waves when the pair did two songs together, featuring each other. Brown sang and rapped for the remix of Rihanna's sexually charged song "Birthday Cake", while she appeared on a new version of his song "Turn up the Music".

Since these songs were released, people have been talking about them and have mixed reactions. Some support Rihanna and Brown's collaborations, while others totally slam it. As evident from tweets and Facebook status updates, most people are criticising Rihanna for embracing her former abuser.

Just three years ago, Chris Brown left Rihanna bloodied and bruised after he hit her during an argument, but now Rihanna seems to have forgotten that. She addressed the controversy on Tuesday, when she won the best international female artist at the Brit Awards. "At times when I feel misunderstood, my fans always remind me that it's OK to be myself," Rihanna said.

Most music critics think that this move of the singers will surely disappoint their fans and lose their support. The editorial director of the music trade publication, Billboard, Bill Werde said, "I think there are people out there that feel betrayed (by) Rihanna. She has every right to be an individual ... she has every right to date who she wants to date and be with whoever she wants to be with. She's a grown woman. But you just need to recognize that then the fans have every right to feel how they're going to feel about that."

Meanwhile, Chris Brown is quite happy about the collaboration and dissed his critics on Twitter saying, "Let them be mad!!!! We make music. Don't like it, don't listen! You are not GODS to judge us. U have no say! Positivity & LOVE! My fans make a difference."

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