Love means never having to say you're sorry.
Or perhaps it means having to say you're sorry over and over again in the most remorseful and humbling manner humanly possible.
We tend to lean toward the latter interpretation of how love works. And apparently, so does Rihanna.
In case you missed it, the statement included a sort-of-apology ("Words cannot begin to express how sorry and saddened I am over what transpired"), but also included a very obvious non-apology ("Much of what has been speculated or reported on blogs and/or reported in the media is wrong").
And while Rihanna's camp has declined to officially comment on Brown's statement, a close friend of the entertainer's in her native Barbados (where she is currently recovering) tells the Chicago paper that: "All of us, including Rihanna, don't understand how he can say he's sorry on the one hand, but still ... not admit any guilt…he should have expressed more contrition."
Another friend and associate of hers in LA takes it further, saying that Rihanna is "royally pissed off" by Brown's "cavalier and arrogant statement."
Obviously, this is a very sensitive matter and, because neither we nor anyone else (besides Rihanna and Brown, it seems) knows the full story of what happened that fateful Sunday night, we can only end by saying that, half-assed apologies aside, we hope justice will be served and that Rihanna will recover fully.
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