Why Did Rihanna & Chris Brown Unfollow Each Other on Twitter?

The exes, who had been on friendly terms, abruptly stop following each other on the social networking site -- and we think we know the reason

Fans spend a lot of time trying to decode Rihanna and Chris Brown's Twitter messages, but here's a pretty straightforward one: The contentious ex-couple has stopped following one another on the social networking site. Funny, it seems like just last week that Rihanna was tweeting Chris her happy birthday wishes...

Oh, wait. It was last week. But that was before Mr. Brown released his latest freestyle rap remix, featuring a verse that Rihanna seems to have taken personally.

On the new track, which uses music from Kanye West's "Way Too Cold" (a.k.a. "Theraflu"), Brown lets loose with these lines about an ex-girlfriend:

Don't f*** with my old bitch it's like a bad fur
Every industry n**** done had her
Trick or treat like a pumpkin just to smash her
Bitch is breaking codes, but I'm the password.

You can listen to the full rap below (warning: strong language).

Nothing about that verse screams "Rihanna" to us -- but apparently, it did to Rihanna. The "Where Have You Been" singer immediately stopped following Brown on Twitter, after tweeting, "Aw, poor dat #neaux1currrrr." (Hash tag translation: "No one cares.")

Brown returned the favor and unfollowed Rihanna, but not before trying to clear the air with an explanation/guilt trip.

"Assumptions! I didn't say any names so if u took offense to it then its something you feel guilty about," he tweeted. (Always the gentleman, that Chris Brown.)

Much as we'd like to see Rihanna and Chris Brown go their separate ways for good, a Twitter rift doesn't seem all that permanent. But maybe it will at least put an end to those uncomfortably sexual song collaborations? 


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