Rihanna misses 'SNL' rehearsal, tweets Brown a birthday greeting
May 7th, 2012
12:44 PM ET

Rihanna misses 'SNL' rehearsal, tweets Brown a birthday greeting

Rihanna may have been too under the weather for a rehearsal, but she did make sure to send her ex some birthday love.

The singer was the musical guest on the latest "Saturday Night Live," and her rep confirmed to CNN that she didn't appear for a rehearsal because she was "was sick, so she needed to save her voice for the live show."

But Idolator reports that she made sure to tweet Chris Brown a Cinco de Mayo birthday greeting before she took to the "SNL" stage.

"Happy birthday @chrisbrown," the tweet said.

Such communication is sure to whip up further speculation about what is going on with the pair, who are forever linked after Brown pleaded guilty in June 2009 to assaulting his then-girlfriend on the eve of the 51st Grammy Awards.

The former couple recently collaborated on Rihanna's single "Birthday Cake," a snippet of which she performed solo on "SNL."

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  1. filme online hd

    foarte interesant, chiar a meritat timpul

    January 8, 2014 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. magdy seeam

    Rihanna daughter of Life
    Rihanna is the life color and life voice , Rihanna is the power of youth of Life daughters , she does not know us but she stay with us , and we feel her in every moment in every moment, in every moment

    May 16, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. jesse

    Trash will be trash...is it any wonder these people end up where they do? The best thing sponsors could do with these half wits is cut them off and stop handing them more money and music contracts.

    May 8, 2012 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |


    May 8, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  5. Byteme

    Oh my GOD! Who cares!?!?!

    May 8, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jomm

    Why is this news? leave these people alone. Rihanna and Chris is NOT doing nothing no more than what the average person or couple have done and IS doing. Stop cherry picking who you are going to belittle for tweeting people who they had problems with in the past.

    May 8, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Kendra

      Jomm, this is not what "most average people" would do. Most people would leave the person that beat the crap out of them alone, stay as far away from them as possible, that's what an average person would do. These two are far from average. Its a sick co-dependency they have and most violent relationships escalate and somebody ends up dead. If they really wanted it private they get the hell off twitter and be on the DL but no they want everybody talking about it so much for privacy.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. VegasRage

    ..and Chris tweeted back Slap! Punch, punch, upper cut, choke hold, [profanity]

    May 8, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  8. Canopy

    Noones whipping up speculation except the media. Just a creative way to get people to think its okay to judge others.

    May 8, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  9. mr pink

    I would totally eat rhianna out all nite long then spew my load all over her big forehead..Then I take my huge dong and let chris the sissy brown play with it. But only is chris lets me pack his fudge again....

    May 7, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. No Comment


    May 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. The stugatz

    C Brown = punk. Coward.

    May 7, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Shout Out


    May 7, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. JJL

    I think she is crazy!! RUN Chris and never look back!!!

    May 7, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  14. mcmasehere

    I wish she would leave Chis Brown alone!!! All this crap was a publicity stunt in which Chris Brown paid the price!
    Word is she picked a fight with Chris Browns ;lady assistant who Chris had an affair with before Rihanna and the assistant beat the hell out of Rihanna when she stepped out of the car in a jealous rage. Chris Brown took the charge in order to protect his assistant and later changed managers. Rihanna knows the truth and that is why she wants him back! RUN CHRIS RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • The stugatz

      U forgot the part about alien abduction......what a crock of sh *. T

      May 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Kris

    can you say "losers" ?...

    May 7, 2012 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
  16. kellias

    She had to save her voice? haha, like she was actually singing!

    May 7, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff the def

      Yep, I watched the show and she would constatly lower the mike, but the singing, for some odd reason, just kept on goin'

      May 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Jeff the def

    I bet the rest of the black people are angry. Why would these two get all this attention when the crackheads like this are a dime-a-dozen in most 'urban' neighborhoods?

    May 7, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Måd

    These two are the new Bobby and Whitney. Twice the stupid, but without the sad crackhead/alcoholic angle.

    May 7, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Dan

    Nice tìts!

    May 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Is it just me ?

    Doesn't it look like she wears dentures? She get her teeth knocked out, too?

    May 7, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  21. B!tch Slap

    Wonder what she gave him for his birthday?

    May 7, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  22. bppbbd

    This women needs to move on to a more mature responsible MAN..........not Boy

    May 7, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  23. mw

    Enough already... who cares....

    May 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Sam Houston

    She seems like a real glutton for punishment. Some people have no self-respect.

    May 7, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  25. DeeNYC

    Is she turning white? Her skin is getting lighter and lighter.

    May 7, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sarah

      LOL I was just thinking the exact same thing xD

      May 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • derp

      S K A N K

      May 7, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Name*sara

      Get over yourself...black people dont want to be white...why would we..the hatred that you guys demostrate is so unbelivable.....but you guys spend hours at the tanning salon and beaches to look like us!!

      May 7, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  26. DeeNYC

    She's a role model to all women. When a man beats you unconscious always forgive him. Hip Hop forever.

    May 7, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • JOmm

      Be YOUR OWN ROLE MODEL. And for the record, sitting on a computer and gossiping is NOT being a good role model either.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  27. Z

    I hate them both. Who cares. This isn't news.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Sarah

    And this is news ... why?

    May 7, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Because it is a story about entertainers in the entertainment section. Hack.

      May 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  29. me

    nice example this idiot has set for the thousands of young girls who love her, but have yet to feel the first fist blasted against their head from their "friend"... just a matter of time before she get's to meet Brown's fist again... mark my words...

    May 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Kendra

    She needs to go somewhere and sit down. People who beat the crap out of you are not consider "friends".

    May 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  31. survivor

    She is a fool

    May 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Maggie

    Why is this top news CNN...Why?

    May 7, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ

      This is top news for CNN's Entertainment section.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      i just have a question.....if you felt like it wasnt news, why did you bother to click on it and waste energy replying to it? Do you ever ask yourself that question?

      May 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Dee

    She's an idiot...

    May 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      And Dee, Rihanna probably thinks you are an idoit as well for being so consume over people you do not know.

      May 8, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  34. simplekatt

    Well in other news I cut my toe nails last night.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  35. negativitybuildsstrength

    LOL i love rihanna and i find it pretty funny that alot of people only have negative comments on here, she's rich & beautiful & has talent so she can do this why? bc she's rich bit** she can do what she wants period! Criticism is everywhere so look at where you're at and where she is at, she could care less what you think! 🙂

    May 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  36. harry

    I hear he gave her two black eyes as a thank you for being so nice. She's so hot I'd like to hit her over the head with a hammer. I have no respect for her.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Doggie

      She has a new song called "BEAT ME HAPPY"

      May 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kawabunga

      Is "BEAT ME HAPPY" from her "SMACK ME SILLY" Album

      May 7, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kablam

      No. "BEAT ME HAPPY" is in her "TRASH ME IN PUBLIC" Album. It also has the single "BUST MY FACE", which is pretty cool.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • cookieTosser

      Didn't she try to brake his hand with her face. How can he forgive her for that.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  37. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson

    This is why the terrorists want to kill us all. We put garbage like this as headline material and worship these morons who did nothing but catch a lucky break in life. It's shameful and sickening.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Care

    She is sending a terrible message that it is OK to be physically abused. Forgive? Yes. Communicate with the person that beat the hell out of you? No. She has bodyguards and can afford therapy - unlike many other women who suffer from domestic violence. She can pack up and leave. But instead she puts her head in the lion's mouth over and over.

    If he beats her up again I won't feel sorry for her as I did the "first" time.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ugh

    I clicked on this specifically to tell CNN to stop with this kind of crap. No one cares. Put it on the entertainment page (if you must) and take this stuff off the main list of headlines. Good lord.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • dont be a sucker


      the fact that this is under 'current news' is ridiculous

      May 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
  40. boomboom

    We should have just let them beat the s*** out of each other...Both are just pure trash.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • pjc722

      this is all publicity for their albums and careers. Seriously, if Rihanna wanted to wish the man who BEAT HER UP "happy birthday" then she could have called him or just texted him PRIVATELY. The fact that she did it on Twitter she knew, as did her PR peeps, that it would go viral and morons like us would be buying into it.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  41. derp

    "was sick, so she needed to save her voice for the live show."

    Yes it is such hard work saying umbarella ella ella 463 times in row.

    No talent sk ank.

    May 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  42. WLM

    I love Riri! Eveyone hates on her so much! Get that money girl! you go!!

    May 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  43. TheBlackpersonhater

    who really cares both these two are a joke and worthless to this country

    May 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Van

    Seriously, this is not news. OMG CNN get with it. This is embarrassing.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Thomas

    Really? Who actually cares about this guy, other than Robin (Rihanna)??
    He beat her. Period. That's when she should have written him off.
    He's old news, AND needs to grow up. Bottom line, he's a punk black thug.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      And what are you thomas? A white thug who is full of it. If you did NOT care, why did you post stupid?

      May 8, 2012 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  46. sdc

    it is all just a PR game...I lived in Hollywood and witnessed it first hand..it is a sadistic carousel ride...on a lighter note, these people cannot sing...bring me stevie nicks, chrissie hynde, pat bentar, heart, wilson philips, talent beyond truth

    May 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Conspiracy?

    As outlandish as I'm about to sound here... a friend of mine believes Rihanna staged everything that has happened. You might call me crazy and ask how someone can stage something so horrible, but honestly... her fame went up quite a bit after that incident. Look at all the albums she's produced since then... 3 or so? You hear stuff about her all the time now whereas she was almost a nobody before then with a couple of mediocre "hits" if you would call them that.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      I don't think it's crazy to think this is all staged, but it is still pretty far fetched in my opinion. I believe that he hit her, they broke up, it was all real, yadda yadda. But I think she only left him because of media pressures. She still loved him deep down. I believe that now she forgives him and wants him in her life again, (that's her choice to make, not ours). Also remember that this was an isolated incident, he has no other history of being violent towards women. She can't just come out to the media and say flat out she's getting back with him, so she's easing her way into it, but doing mysterious things such as wishing him happy bday on his twitter. (You'd think that she would call him directly or send a private message...) It's making us talk but no one really "knows" for sure, ya know.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Really

    Who cares.....

    May 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  49. guest2380

    Man I wish you losers (writer of this article) would stay out of these other two losers buisness.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lanfear

      Because discussing something that was posted publicly on twitter is considered not minding your own business? Sorry but if Rihanna didn't want this discussed, she wouldn't have posted it to his twitter account, she would have said happy birthday in private (which I'm sure she's doing in more than one way) 😉
      She wants the public to know they are back together but she can't come out and say it directly because of backlash. Personally I say do whatever your heart tells you. One bad night doesn't make a person.

      May 7, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  50. wluv777

    Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake Cake

    May 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Awesom-O 4000

    Of course she wished him happy birthday, she didn't wanna get the taste smacked out of her mouth again. And what's she saving her voice for? All her crap is auto-tuned garbage.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Brian


    May 7, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Max in NY

      thank you...so many dumb people out there. 9/10 chance more people read this story than the wars, environment, and poverty issues combined...because its EASY TO UNDERSTAND. So many average Joes

      May 7, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Max in NY

      ... and that is why you're here commenting. Bravo!

      May 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • O RLY?

      Max in NY, people read this because they click the entertainment section. I'm pretty sure people don't sit here all day and read one section endlessly as you think they do.

      One more thing... stop being a sheep. You really think the "news" you're reading is any better than this Marquee Blog trash? Half of it is probably altered and manipulated by the media to make you think one way. Just look at the Zimmerman case. One second it's all about Zimmerman being the bad guy... next it's about Zimmerman not being the bad guy. Same can be applied to the "wars" out there and the chaos out there.

      I'm not trying to say I'm any better; but I'm doing you a favor and knocking you off your pedestal before the truth hits you harder later.

      May 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KWDragon

      And yet you read it and commented on it. Hmmm...

      May 7, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jomm

      Thank you and I agree Max is NY. The stuipidity of folks gets to me. ON one hand, some folks talk about Chris and Rihanna YET they are first to post. I still like Chris and Rihanna even though I do not agree with what went on between them; however, I am not going to judge them even if they talk or get back together because that is what alot of people do. so if I am going to be self righthous in judging these two people, then I need to judge all the other people in my family, former friends, neighbors, etc who did the SAME Things or worst.

      May 8, 2012 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
  53. Sarcastro

    Oh my God! Someone wished someone happy birthday on their birthday!

    For God's sake, can we get this silly Syria nonsense out of the news and focus a bit more on this breaking news-gem!?!?

    May 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Marilee

    This is not news!!

    May 7, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  55. woman

    she thinks she's being christian by forgiving him and he thinks, 'yeah, i can do whatever i want to this one.'

    May 7, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. danielwalldammit

    ...and in other news, the nail on her left pinky needs trimming.

    May 7, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |

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