Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Along with fellow celebrities and media outlets, the family of both Rihanna and Chris Brown have broken their silence.

Rihanna's grandmother is speaking out saying she's "fine."

Clara Brathwaite reportedly told Barbadian newspaper Daily Nation Monday that fans shouldn't worry about her granddaughter's health.

"I don't want people to worry," Brathwaite explained. "Rihanna is fine and she is doing well."

She also shot down speculation that Rihanna endured a broken nose during the spat.

Meanwhile Chris Brown's former stepfather, Donnelle Hawkins, reportedly spoke with "Access Hollywood."

"[Chris] has to take responsibility for his own actions," Hawkins said.

When asked if he believed reports about the alleged altercation were true, Hawkins said, "I wouldn't be surprised."

After Chris' parents divorced, his mother remarried and Hawkins became his stepfather. Chris has spoken about a history of abuse in his family involving Hawkins, telling Giant magazine last year:

"He used to hit my mom. ... He made me terrified all the time. I remember one night he made her nose bleed. I was crying and thinking, 'I'm just gonna go crazy on him one day.' ... I hate him to this day."

"There was a lot of arguing between his mom and I," Hawkins said. "I never raised a hand at his mom. [Chris' mother and I] argued frequently. ... As far as physical abuse, there was no physical abuse," adding, "I spanked Chris one time."

"I became the bad guy," he continued. "Chris was really mad at his mom for leaving his dad, so I became the scapegoat. No matter how much I tried to be a father figure, nothing worked."


Anonymous said...

Chris and Rhiann need counselling.

Anonymous said...

Domestic violence is never okay.J.K.