Chris Brown sparks controversy over his post about Rihanna 'giving birth'

20 May 2022, 12:41

The 33-year-old's congratulations message to Riri on IG stories received mixed reactions, with some fans calling the R&B singer 'weird' and 'inconsiderate'

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Chris Brown has received major backlash for congratulating his ex-girlfriend Rihanna on giving birth to her first baby with boyfriend A$AP Rocky after it was announced via TMZ yesterday.

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After the news broke, the R&B singer wrote on his IG story "🙏🏽❤️ CONGRATULATIONS 🫄🏽", showing love and support to the happy couple, however, fans of Riri did not take well to him sending his wishes.

Chris Brown wishing Rihanna a 'congratulations' after it was announced that she gave birth to a baby boy
Chris Brown wishing Rihanna a 'congratulations' after it was announced that she gave birth to a baby boy. Picture: Instagram

One user wrote: "Chris Brown had no right to post congratulations to her over the birth of her child. What he did to her was beyond horrendous."

Another one commented: "Chris Brown having the audacity to even speak to Rihanna after she's supposed to be happy enjoying the birth of her new baby boy is absolutely vile to me".

A third person added: "Chris Brown subliminally telling Rihanna congratulations on IG is top tier toxicity."

However, some people came to Breezy's defense, with one person tweeting: "I saw nothing wrong with what Chris Brown congratulating Rihanna … she forgave him and he probably will never forgive himself for that day, but he is maturing and he moved on."

Another person added: "I don’t understand how Chris brown congratulating Rihanna is a problem for some people."

Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California
Chris Brown and Rihanna attend the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: Getty

Rihanna and Chris Brown famously dated for two years. In 2009, Brown violently attacked Rihanna the day before she was scheduled to perform at the 51st Grammy Awards, which resulted in him being charged with assault and criminal threats.

The pair broke up following an incident. They later reconciled after the incident in 2013 for a few months before going breaking up again.

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