I’m a movement by myself, but I’m force when we’re together. ~ Ne Yo
And in the latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine, an interesting thing happened: our beloved RiRi opened up about being back with Breezy.
She defended rekindling their problematic relationship, saying, “Of course everybody has their opinion about him, because of what he’s done. That will always be there. But he made a mistake, and he’s paid his dues. He’s paid so much.”
Rihanna gushed about how much she loved Chris when she chirped:
“He’s a good person. He has a fantastic heart. He’s giving and loving. And he’s fun to be around. That’s what I love about him – he always makes me laugh. All I want to do is laugh, really – and I do that with him.”
Just when I think love has prevailed, Rihanna totally backtracked from what it means to be in love. She said she is not trying to make Chris better.
“Wait. You think I’m here to rehabilitate Chris? No, no, no. That is not my purpose. Trust me. I could have done that from the jump if I thought that was my job. My job was to take care of myself – and I did.”
The role of every good woman is to make her man better and vice versa. If Chris Brown has an anger problem – ask Drake and Frank Ocean if it’s true – then it’s Rihanna’s job to help her man get better.
She went on Oprah and cried that he wasn’t getting the help he needs – yet she’s willingly letting Breezy back in her life.
Rihanna needs to stand by Chris through his anger issues, help him figure out why he feels the need to break things, hit people and delete his social media every other week.
Rihanna needs to be there when Chris feels crucified. Breezy makes it too easy for people to go in on him. Add in the fact that Chris reacts to almost everything, and getting him to blow up is easier than starting a fire at a gas station.
The role of a good woman is and always has been to be there for her man, and if Chris flies off the handle, what is she going to do? Run and hide? No!
If she was a worthwhile woman (and I think she is) Rihanna should be there with phone calls, texts, and conversations to show him support. If she’s not available, then as Rihanna said in her RS interview, this might be a mistake, but obviously, this is a mistake she’s willing to make.
While I don’t claim to know all the answers or the ins and outs of Rihanna’s relationship, I want to know what you guys think.
Should Rihanna help Chris get better? Because contrary to what she believes, her job is more than just to take care of herself. Support from the woman he loves is what Chris needs to be a better person. He needs someone to be there for him, to keep him on the right path.
Sometimes us men just need someone to keep us in line. Then and only then can we be Superman. Too many people want Rihanna and Chris to be perfect for each other and they have a responsibility to make that happen.
This is one instance when we don’t want to be able to say, “We told you so.”
Xilla is the Sr. Entertainment Editor for GlobalGrind.com as well as CEO of the number 1 relationship blog BlogXilla.com/M2TB.com. He has been featured in XXL, The Source, Essence, LA Times and is considered one of the premiere bloggers in the industry. Follow him on twitter @BlogXilla