And Finally

Rihanna Twit-blocks Brown over freestyle lyric

By | Published on Friday 11 May 2012


Chris Brown does love freestyling (that, and other pastimes), his latest spontaneous verses being ones set against a version of Kanye West’s new DJ Khaled duet, ‘Theraflu’, aka ‘Way Too Cold’, aka ‘Cold’.

Aside from a lot of swearing and substandard mixed metaphors, Brown’s rap also included certain pointed rhymes about an “old bitch” (ie ex girlfriend), which – for some reason – were construed by his ex girlfriend, popstar Rihanna Fenty, as remarks relating to her.

Reacting to a part of the track that ran: “Don’t fuck with my old bitch it’s like a bad fur/Every industry nigga done had her/Shook thetree like a pumpkin just to smash her/Bitch is breaking codes, but I’m the password”, Rihanna blocked Brown on Twitter, later tweeting: “Aw, poor dat #neaux1currr”. And that, for the uninitiated, means “no one cares”.

It had been thought that the pair – who broke up after Brown beat Fenty unconscious after a 2009 Grammys party – had gone some way to resolving past ills (professional, if not personal), when Brown featured on a remix of Rihanna’s ‘Talk That Talk’ track ‘Birthday Cake’.

And if (that’s ‘if’) she forgave him that, what’s the odd ‘pumpkin’ pun between former friends?