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Here they go again. Rihanna and Chris Brown, the couple who should under no circumstances be together but can't seem to stay apart, were reportedly spotted making out at a New York City club.
The two singers didn't arrive at the nightclub together, but sources suggest that their rendezvous was no accident. "She knew he was there," an insider told E! News. Brown entered hotspot Griffin with rapper Bow Wow and joined a group of celebrity VIPs, including Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Tyson Beckford. Rihanna came in later and sat at a separate table, but Brown soon climbed over the furniture to sit beside her. At some point, she took off his shirt, and they began making out on the dance floor.
"(They were) hugging and kissing, and they went to the back of the club alone together," a witness told Celebuzz, adding that everyone at the club witnessed their steamy PDA.
Brown reportedly left the club around four in the morning, and Rihanna took off five minutes later.
The hookup doesn't come as a total surprise, considering that Chris and Rihanna were photographed kissing at September's MTV Video Music Awards. A few weeks earlier, the "Diamonds" singer told Oprah Winfrey that she still loves Brown and "probably always will." Then there were those sexy song collaborations, tons of suspicious Twitter exchanges, and all that talk about rebuilding their "friendship."
So no, the fact that they're making out in public shouldn't be a complete shock. But let's not forget that Brown is still on probation for brutally beating Rihanna in 2009. (The gory details are here, if you need a reminder.) And then there's also that pesky little fact that he has a girlfriend: Vietnamese model Karrueche Tran. (Tran tweeted a photo on Tuesday of roses and chocolates that had been delivered to her. Is someone feeling guilty, perhaps?)
Basically, it's a bad situation all around. But Chris and Rihanna are both aware of the fact that they shouldn't be together, and it doesn't seem to bother them. In fact, they seem to get a kick out of it. So here's a new tactic: from now on, let's just all pretend that we're really, really happy for the two of them. Once they stop feeling like their relationship is naughty and rebellious, maybe they'll realize how sad it actually is.