By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
And this story just keeps going, doesn’t it? Well now it’s time for some damage control. This morning, we reported and confirmed that Rihanna and Chris Brown were spotted on a date last night at Jay-Z’s concert. We also managed to get our hands on photo evidence of the two sitting together during the show (thanks to a Rap Radar editor), right behind singer Rita Ora and superstar Beyonce. The relationship status between Chris and Karrueche has been pretty confusing, as one minute tweets indicated a break up, and the next the two were spotted together leaving a hotel in New York.
A couple of months ago, we told you guys that Chris had made some business decisions and fired his long time manager and that you would see a change in his public behavior on Twitter and all the other social networks. And with those changes, comes new tactic in his Public Relations strategies.
And we’re just going to assume that all the press Chris and Rihanna seem to be getting about their rekindled romance is causing concern to Chris’ camp, because he just released a public statement about Karrueche an hour ago.
Here’s the statement he released exclusively to E News:
“I have decided to be single to focus on my career,” Brown tells E! News. “I love Karrueche very much, but I don’t want to see her hurt over my friendship with Rihanna. I’d rather be single, allowing us to both be happy in our lives.”
Chris would not confirm that he and Rihanna are officially back together, but from the looks of the last few days, it sure does look that way, doesn’t it?
And according to the latest gossip, Chris’ camp wanted him to release a statement because they feel it is time for both Chris and Rihanna to officially go public with their relationship. But the public already has expressed pretty negative feelings about it, so it’s been alleged that Chris was told to say he was single in the statement…for now. Expect to see more of the two hanging out together and taking photos together as well once the hoopla dies down.