Rihanna Says She's Sick of Talking About 2009 Assault

Nobody wants to relive that, but some ppl can't respect that!,' Rihanna tweets

November 29, 2010 6:44 PM ET

Rihanna cares about what young girls think about her — and it's most important not to seem "spiteful." At least that's the impression she's giving in a series of tweets related to her then-boyfriend Chris Brown's 2009 assault on her.

The tweets began when a Rihanna fan asked the singer to stop talking about the incident in interviews — adding, "How r people gonna move on?"

"AGREED!" Rihanna wrote. "People won't stop asking about it! It's fuckin' annoying! Nobody wants to relive that, but some ppl can't respect that!

"I get it," she continued. "They wanna raise awareness to young girls! But it ends up just making me look bitter, pitiful, spiteful and angry!"

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Then, on Sunday, Brown sent a message to his and Rihanna's fans, asking them to ease back.

"Y'all starting to sound extremely childish! #teambreezy and #rihannanavy, it's pointless," he wrote. "Love team breezy & thank you rihannanavy for supporting ya girl."

Rihanna, Chris Brown Tweet About 2009 Assault [MTV News]

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