Well, TMZ has reportedly found out the identity of the woman who set Chris Brown the “booty call” text message that upset Rihanna. And no, it wasn’t an 18-year-old groupie or an ex-girlfriend; it was his almost-40-year-old manager Tina Davis.
There have been allegations that Tina Davis and Chris Brown had a relationship when he was only 16, although they both deny this. If it is true, however, it could be another occurrence in Brown’s life that has led to his current mental state (his family also has a history of violence, which could be a catalyst for his outrageous reaction). Being in a relationship with an older woman at such a young age could have a devastating effect on a young man’s life, though it’s definitely no excuse for Chris Brown’s behavior.
Apparently Tina Davis sent Chris Brown a message about “hooking up” later; Rihanna saw it, got upset, and slapped Chris; this sent him over the edge; and he completely lost control of himself.
Despite Chris Brown’s bad behavior and all of the controversy surrounding him, he’s been nominated for two Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, Favorite Male Singer and Favorite Song. Nickelodeon has not withdrawn his name from the ballots, but you can bet he won’t be at the show to accept his award if he wins.
So how will Chris Brown save his career after all of this scandal? Well, by singing a duet with a woman Americans care a lot about right now: Rihanna. It’s obvious Rihanna wants to help her man out, so the two are reportedly recording a duet together, which will either turn out to be one of the most popular songs in America or the most hated; it’s hard to say with this extremely volatile combination.
Everyone wants to help Rihanna, it seems; Oprah and Tyra are even doing a special show dedicated to “all of the Rihannas in the world”. But Rihanna obviously is not listening, so maybe Chris Brown should. Instead of jumping right back into this relationship, he needs to give Rihanna space and get some help. No one should be saying that it’s not possible for him to change; it is. But recording a duet with the woman he just beat down is not the way to get back on the right track.
It’s very sad that things have turned out the way they have, but hopefully the support of her fans will help Rihanna recover and rethink what she’s doing, and hopefully Chris Brown will do a little soul searching himself and decide it’s time to get some help.