Celebs Speak Out on Rihanna and Chris Brown

Rihanna Gallery of Celeb Quotes on the matter
ESSENCE.COM Feb, 11, 2009

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“As a spokesperson for the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, it is exactly this type of situation that needs to be dealt with carefully—with kid gloves. It opens up a forum to discuss a topic that is no longer in the headlines and needs to be. No person—no woman, child or man—should ever suffer at the hands of another human being. I pray for Rihanna and for Chris—that the Grace of God will empower them and see them through this—that they will survive.”

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“I was always taught to believe half of what you see and none of what you hear. So, since I did not see Rihanna’s bruises I have no personal knowledge of them. What I do know is that people that abuse others—male or female—learn this behavior. Young men watch older men beat women and think that it is okay. Young women grow up in households watching their mothers get beat and think that’s the way you love. Bottom line, it is all wrong, wrong, wrong. No one should live like that—no one should love like that.”

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“I was completely devastated during [my Grammy] performance,” West told KIIS FM. “In that sense, I feel like that’s my baby sis,” he said of Rihanna. “I would do any and everything to help her in any situation.”

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“When I heard about Rihanna, I said, ‘Her too?’ No one should be hit, slapped, or choked because that’s not love. I just want to encourage her to stay strong and say, Don’t be afraid to tell your story, walk away or do whatever she feels in her heart.”

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“Mr. Brown’s alleged behavior on Grammy night was egregious and unacceptable, the most disgusting part of this whole situation is that he, by all accounts if this is true, should be ostracized by his fans and peers, but most likely he will not be. And since we all now live in a world where everybody’s business is everybody’s business, somebody ought to make it their business to teach Mr. Brown (if true)a lesson or two on anger management. This is my never-to-be-humble opinion.”

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“Even if a woman starts it, she’s going to be the one who ends up with all the [bruises].I believe it’s possible to lose it once, but as a man you have to do whatever you can not to go there.”

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“It’s very unfortunate that this (alleged) situation occured between two well-respected artists. My thoughts and prayers are with them both.”

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“Life is difficult enough! My heart and my prayers go out to them both. I am really praying for them. I have lived by the rule that whomever catches you in the conception of a trial determines how you will come out. It is my prayer that God will surround them with very wise and strong counsel during this time.”

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