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The cat who first noticed Princess Ri Ri, Evan Rogers, is letting it be known that all the public scolding and direction given by artists and talk show hosts like Oprah and Tyra Banks needs to cease:
The music mogul who discovered RIHANNA has spoken out about his protege for the first time since her much-publicised fight with boyfriend CHRIS BROWN.
Producer Evan Rogers insists the good intentions of talk show hosts like Oprah Winfrey and Tyra Banks, who have publicly urged Rihanna to break off her romance with Brown, aren’t helping the Umbrella singer, who reconciled with her boyfriend after a brief split.
Rogers tells Entertainment Weekly magazine that the R&B star is struggling to come to terms with the fall-out from the 8 February (09) bust-up, which left her face swollen and bruised – and comments from TV pundits aren’t helping.
He says, “It turns up the heat in terms of it seeming like the whole world is telling her what to do. At the end of the day, people forget that, at 21, your perspective is very different. These kinds of things can happen to anyone, whether you’re a celebrity or not.
“She’s very aware of everything that’s going on. Just like anyone else, she watches TV, she goes online. And I think that it matters to her, but there’s a line that she walks between being human and caring when you hear these kinds of things, and separating your personal life from your professional life.
“She’s doing the best she can and this is a very difficult time that she’s going through right now, and she’s going to learn a lot from it. “I think that most people still see her as the victim in this situation. You’ll always have a lot of haters who talk negatively about artists all day long on the Internet. But I think that when the dust settles, she’s going to be fine.”
Rogers has also dismissed reports suggesting Rihanna and Brown have recorded a reconciliation duet: “There’s no duet that’s been recorded other than one called Bad Girl that was a bootleg track from months before.”
We’re sure the advice people are giving, especially (ahem) Tyra, is coming from a good place, but at the end of the day, it’s Rihanna who has to live with the repercussions that come from the decisions she makes. So, “live your life,” Rihanna.
Also, Chrihanna is taking a chill-pill for the moment:
It’s no coincidence that Rihanna and Chris Brown are on opposite coasts right now.
According to a source close to the couple, they have been “taking a break.”
The source tells E! News that the pair are not calling it a formal breakup, but have decided to put some distance between them. We are told they plan to see each other soon.
Reps for both singers have not returned calls seeking comment on the break.
Last Thursday, Rihanna flew to New York City, where she, Brandy, Beyoncé and Jay-Z reportedly enjoyed a quiet dinner together at the Spotted Pig Friday night. Then on Saturday night, she dined with friends at Da Silvano.
Meanwhile, Brown has remained in Los Angeles. Sources tell E! News that the “Kiss Kiss” singer has spent the entire time working on his album, most recently at the Record Plant in Hollywood.
“He’s just putting ideas down for some songs he wrote,” says a Brown source. “He needs to feel like he’s moving forward.”
Well, this just makes some down right, good old fashioned sense.
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