The New York Times reports hip hop artist Chris Brown and his ex girlfriend singer Rihanna spent the weekend in of all places, Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York City overlooking beautiful Central Park. However they did check into separate rooms.
In addition they have tried to avoid the public, press, and paparazzi using decoy cars in an effort to not be caught together by anyone with a camera. Why? Remember Chris has a restraining order barring him from any contact from Rihanna. Brown, pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge against Rhianna just 5 months ago in February.
Bottom line, his video pleading for forgiveness may not have worked with the public or media. It did work on the one person to him that mattered, Rihanna. You may recall his video he personally released last week (week of July 12) asking for every one's forgiveness was panned by critics and polls shown that over 60 percent felt his apology was too little too late.
One could speculate it's just a coincidence but neither artist have any performances in town this weekend. In addition they have ultimately arrived and left the same locations, just not together and not at the same times.
What is happening it appears Brown is on his own in his doings. Last week he acknowledged his video apology was against his attorneys' recommendation and when asked for comment in regards to this past weekend his equally high profile attorney Mark Geragos stated, "I don't want to be quoted on something hypothetical."
Essentially, mums the words folks. We see no evil, speak no evil, hear no evil. No one is commenting on this. Not only are Brown's attorney and publicist not speaking, the prosecutors in Brown's case are not commenting. The real question is how will Rihanna react to questions asking if she forgives Brown? Because you know she's going to deny (she has to) having seen him. Consider that these two are kids. Brown is 20 and Rihanna is 21. They have a long way to go in terms of understanding the mess they are in and how to properly handle it. Brown has not even been sentenced yet so he is walking a very fine line as the courts don't take kindly to disrespecting orders. Any one judge with an agenda could decide to make an example of him.
What is worse is that if it is proven true that Rihanna has reconciled with Brown, she will lose all public sympathy. At least if he hits her again. Until then, talking heads will come out of the woodwork discussing if she did or did not do the right thing.
If you are wondering how this turns out, perhaps you can use the other Brown fiasco as a barometer. His name is Bobby.