As you know, T.I. spoke on the Rihanna/Chris Brown situation during an interview on Carson Daly's show Monday night.

T.I. stated that after hearing about the unfortunate incident between pop and R&B's power couple, he reached out -- not to his good friend Rihanna -- but to his home boy Chris, whom T.I. said was "a little concerned."

"I spoke to him today," Tip told Daly. "He's cool, you know. He's a little concerned about the situation, but he's still the same Chris."

T.I. continued, "I told him, 'This too shall pass.' We're celebrities, we're entertainers, but we're still human — all of us,"

It did strike some as odd that T.I. seemed to be casually brushing aside the serious domestic violence charges against Brown.

Of course, those who know T.I. knew that he wasn't making light of the situation. But T.I.'s label, Atlantic Records, moved quickly to minimize the damage anyway by releasing a label-approved, politically correct statement to MTV yesterday.

After careful consideration I realized I made the mistake of commenting before understanding the situation. I myself am no stranger to media scrutiny. My only intention was to support both Rihanna and Chris during these times. My heart goes out to both of them.

If anything, T.I. taking sides with Chris Brown should quiet the rumors that T.I. and Rihanna were ever kicking it.

In other Chris Brown news, his stepfather -- the one he wanted to kill for abusing his mom -- told Access Hollywood that he wasn't surprised at the charges against Brown.

“[Chris] has to take responsibility for his own actions," Hawkins told Access Hollywood. When asked about the allegations that he abused Chris' mom, Hawkins responded, "I never raised a hand at his mom. We (Brown’s mother and I) argued frequently… As far as physical abuse there was no physical abuse.” [LINK]

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    i'm baaaaack! I knew that was dumb of T.I to do especially with all the rumors(truths) about how he treats Tiny(emotional)..the first time I read that I though **dumbass**ever heard of no comment?

    As for stepdaddy..this was the perfect opportunity for him to say something in his defense..however, too little too late he should have opened him outh in 2007 when that article came out..he needs more people

  • Krysi J

    *drops my bottom jaw in disappointment*

    This is ridiculous!

  • shunda

    The stepfather has no credibility to me. That article was 2 years ago. He should have spoke then. Some people will do anything for fame. Can someone please put the stepdad in the sitchoazz down club.

  • kcicero

    Okay honestly I have nothing against Chris Brown I always thought that he was a nice young man but I really need for these two to come out with a statement about this. Or the cops need to release something because what I just read that he did to her per Media Fake Out has got me shivering in a bad way. You really going to beat her down like she's an Ultimate Fighter Opponent because she threw your keys out of the car?!!! I hope that this really didn't happen and its just them getting the story twisted but this is not looking good for Chris at all...

  • kcicero

    And 2bme I completely agree...TI should have said no comment but Birds of a Feather Flock Together..

  • MRSJONESK

    WHEN WILL MSM (main stream media) GIVE THIS CASE A REST! GOODNESS, HE'S NOT THE FIRST CELEB TO ASSAULT A WOMAN AND HE WON'T BE THE LAST. I'M NOT AGREEING WITH HIS BEHAVIOR HE SHOULD INDEED BE PUNISHED BUT THE MEDIA HAS A WAY TO RUN SHIT INTO THE GROUND. LET'S HEAR ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE NOW. CHRIS AND ROBYN HAS TAKEN UP ENOUGH OF OUR TIME.

  • MRSJONESK

    ROBYN IS HER REAL NAME FOR THOSE OF YOU WONDERING

  • Krysi J

    Now kcicero, you just called the website media FAKE out...?

    lets just hope one of these kids speak up today, I really am starting to think that these blogs are taking advantage of the people who are hitting their pages...I've been checking CNN.com and it has none of this crap thats getting posted. INfact I read last night that the cops are starting a NEW investigation....maybe something in the complaint has changed.......hmmmmm I wonder what.

  • MRSJONESK

    I watched TI's Road to Redemption last night and I wasn't impressed.

  • jazi65

    T.I needs to STHU & so does Chris' stepfather

  • licia

    is it true that rhi rhi isn't gonna press charges? that's what i heard on the news yesterday. i also wish they both would make a statement .

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    First of all Chris' stepfather is an idiot for making any statement at all and I don't believe for one second that he didn't knock fire from Chris' mom. Why would the boy lie about something like that?

    I didn't see T.I.'s original statement, but it doesn't sound terrible to me. I too feel sorry for Chris. The media is crucifying him without all the facts. I know T.I. could relate to that. Sure the boy was all kinds of wrong for what he did no matter the circumstances, but we don't know what provoked this incident. We have no clue what actions Rihanna may have taken to instigate the situation. No matter what she did there is no excuse for what Chris reportedly did to her, namely the choking until unconcious thing that was just released, BUT if Rihanna provoked him that does mitigate the damage in my eyes yet he bears the negative press alone. Rihanna is portrayed as the poor victim and I think that is unfair. I'm with T.I., I feel bad for both of them and I could see why he would think Chris could use comforting.

  • thundercat

    IM GOING TO PISS SOMEONE OFF WITH THIS POST!

    While I believe domestic violence is a serious matter, I cant honestly pick sides in this situation. We dont know how their relationship was behind closed doors. IMO Rhianna seems a little Lynn Whitfield in A Thin Line Between Love and Hate to me. By no means am I saying CB is innocent, however, I am saying that some women will take you there. Should she be considered the "victim" because she went to the hospital? What if she started it? What if she was the habitual abuser and he was just fed up? There are lots of ?s unanswered and I will not, and dont think anyone else, should make assumptions until the end of the investigation.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    If u r friends with both u stay neutral or shutup..T.I is too big of a star and has a heavy influence, he should have just sat back. Plus do not be fooled in thinking he doesn't know what happened, the industry is a small community..those who are black make it even smaller..we will be the last to know anything because we are not privy ro what goes on in these circles..regardless if Rhianna started this or not, she is a woman scorned,an island woman scorned... be it the cause of the fight or the outcome....Chris has no idea what he's just done

  • shunda

    Another spin. Ok let's just say for a second the herpes story is true. Wouldn't you be ready to kill someone if they gave you an STD. What if she was just telling him she actually did have herpes? I am not condoning any of the reported behavior I just want to know what you guys think about that.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    considering there are pics of him all up on her with the sore blazing on her lip..i'm not buying that excuse..i do believe infedelity may have played a major part in the blow up, as well as her outshining him..a male ego can only take so much

  • shunda

    @2bme
    I agree with you. I am just trying to see what spins the defense attorney may try to come up with. I have always wanted to be an attorney but not with the public. I would take corporate law anyday.

  • licia

    i want to know why she isn't pressing charges. no one can say it's because she's scared of what he might do if she presses charges because if people want to get at chris like it's being reported she's got no reason to be scared.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    there could be a mountain of reasons why a woman would not press charges..in regards to Rhianna this would be business not as much personal or she could be the catalyst of the fight and sees her wrongdoing in the involvement..whatever the reason..if they do like my state..once the police are called and a statement is made..the DA takes the case..doesn't matter if she presses charges or not..the state will do it

  • speakinmymind

    stepdaddy needs to be in jail at this very moment because i'm sure he abused Chris' mother and most likely abused Chris in some fashion, as well. i'm not going to crucify Chris anymore than i'm willing to villify Rihanna if she indeed instigated the alleged assault. like i said yesterday, we'll never know what really happened because the lawyers, studio heads and spin doctors will earn their money working this situation out to both kids' advantage.

    as far as TI's comments, i didn't see anything wrong with what he said. i didn't infer from his comments that he was taking Chris' side. people read into stuff too much (Sandra) for their own selfish reasons and/or personal satisfaction in stirring up mess!

  • http://nwmasssmedia.com NichelleWalker

    first of all there is a lot of he say she say and we don't know what happen. it has been said that one of chris brown jump offs followed them and they are the one who fought riri which makes sense because of the bite marks Chris could have knocked her clean out in one punch so lets be real they said the jump off is preggers by chris and told her that night and chris left with said jump and riri told police that lie that chris beat her ass just to get back at him I believe that he would have not pulled over and beat her he would have waited until they got back home and riri is not fessing up because she did not know all of this was gonna happen. and I hope when the truth comes out you all retract your statements about this young man I feel bad for his momma. nobody knows what happen but I do believe it was a third person chris brown walking the streets and nobody seen him yeah right la never sleeps get real....

  • speakinmymind

    @ licia

    people ain't trying to get at Chris like that. that's just folks stirring up the mess pot and trying to insert themselves into the "inner" circle. if anything, people are reaching out to both of them in support because it's obvious both parties need counseling and guidance.

  • licia

    i feel what you are saying speak .

  • aqtpie

    I could buy Rhi and Chris both having hot tempers and being the jealous type. I might could even buy the fact that she may have been bitter about his alleged infidelity. What I can't buy is the fact that if she were being spiteful, according to TMZ *who are most always on point*, she was not even one of the ones to make the 911 call. Wouldn't a spiteful, scorned woman looking to set a man up, make the 911 phone call, especially if there was nobody else around on/for her befalf to make the call?

  • buttercup24

    I don't see anything wrong with what T.I and I don't think he did either. I think he just said all that to satisfy the record label.

    Chris made a mistake, he put his hands on a woman but that doesn't make him a woman beater. I think people are passing around entirely too much judgment without knowing the full story. There are only two people who know what really happened and neither one of them have released a statement. I also heard the D A sent the case back to the LAPD for more information.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    sorry there has already been mention of Chris having a baby in the past that was quickly covered up..for his jump off to be pregnant wouldn't make sense since this (alleged)prior info was hidden in regards to his career..the couple has to look like america's darlings..if it came out that Chris had a baby on rhianna what do you think it would have done to his clean cut image? Do you understand how many women would side with Rhianna if this were a fact?now lets see..rhianna finds out her boyfriend has a baby on the way..has the nerve to get mad..gets beat up by said jump off and co and Chris takes the fall by losing all his endorsements..yeah i can see that..he has high powered attorney's for a reason...

  • chat bout

    the comment does not read like he took sides.looks to me that the media and bloggers are the one who have taken sides.

  • Krysi J

    Its not about the call....it will be about the statement she made once the truth comes out. I got love for both of them, but Im not blaming Chris for anything until HE or SHE says so. If he did what they're saying he did his PR will advise an apology to her and his fans soon Im sure. If he didn't do it, the Rhianna will have some explaining to do...And if they're both responsible then we can dismiss this crap as young stupidity and pray they never get involved with each other AGAIN!

  • Krysi J

    has high powered attorney’s for a reason…
    ------------------------------------------------

    Yea he SHOULD to make sure Rhianna doesn't pin one charge on him to be SPITEFUL if she did LIE about being soley attacked without telling the police she whooped his AZZ the entire time!

  • aqtpie

    I can see your point. Her statement comes after others made calls to the police and then came on the scene and asked for her statement *which is what happens*. I still say, I know from experience *not that I have* that vindictive women who want to set men up, make the first move, be it at their own hands or someone they knew would.

    Either way I'll continue to pray for both.

  • Krysi J

    yeah---yeah

  • ladyrazor

    TI didnt say anything that was bad so he doesnt need to shut the fuk up. I encourage some of yaw who made rude comments about TIP to re-watch the video. He said nothing about taking sides. Hell for all we know its speculation if TI called him or Chris called him since TI is going through a legal issues right now. That man said nothing about taking sides...Dont make assumption people. When no one has spoken out yet on either sides about the situation.

  • ladyrazor

    @ Krysi J

    I cosign what you have said. Seems like we are one the same page.

  • http://myspace.com/bettathaniwasb4 2bme

    Actually T.I and the rest of evryone else does need to shutup..especially the males because any little statement can be misconstrued and the next thing you know they will be on the chopping block for siding with a "woman beater"..this situation is very delicate..being two steps ahead of the media is a must at this point regardless if you are only giving encouragement..Chris is the enemy right now, anyone who looks to be on his side with be crucified as well..it's how the game is played..PERIOD

  • aqtpie

    *Yawns*

  • Shauny

    I don't think his statement was taking a side. For all we know he could've tried to reach out to both of them to see what happened but Rhianna wasn't taking calls and Chris was so he had a chance to speak with him. I don't think he shouldn't recanted anything he said.

    Now stepdaddy STFU and kick rocks you worthless woman beater! I ABSOLUTELY believe that he whipped CB moms azz and for him to even open his mouth and comment on this situation has me steamed. Go kill ya self stepdaddy

  • ladyrazor

    @ Shauny

    Girl YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The step daddy is the only nicca that needs to STFU...LOL

  • ladyrazor

    @ 2bme

    I'm going to just say that you can read Shauny's comment because that would have been my response to you...she took the words out of my mouth

  • kitty4shigady

    HOW CAN ANYBODY TAKE A SIDE WHEN WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE HELL HAPPEN.I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYBODY THINKING THEY KNOW WHAT HAPPEN. I MEAN HELL THE CASE GOT TO THE DA'S OFFICE YESTERDAY AND THEY TURNED IT BACK OVER TO THE COPS CAUSE THEY NEED MORE INFO. SO IF THE DA IS NOT EVEN TRYING TO PROCESS THE CASE CAUSE THEY NEED MORE INFO THEN IT MUST NOT BE AS BAD AS THE MEDIA IS TRYING TO MAKE IT. I AM ABOUT TIRED OF HEARING THIS SHIT BUT CHESTER THE MOLESTER R KELLY IS OUT HEAR KICKING GO ING ON TOUR MAKING ALBUMS AND THIS FOOL IS ON TAPE PISSING ON A 13 YEAR OLD GIRL HAVING SEX WITH HER BUT PEOPLE STILL OUT HERE SUPPORTING THIS FOOL. WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HAPPEN WITH CHRIS AND RI RI AND EVERYBODY HAS ALREADY FOUND THIS YOUNG MAN GUILTY. WTF IS WRONG WITH THE WORLD

  • Krysi J

    ^^^^PREACH #39

  • ChokLitFactory

    Bird said:
    BUT if Rihanna provoked him that does mitigate the damage in my eyes yet he bears the negative press alone

    So...basically, if Rhianna actually was talkin real greezy and callin Chris out his name, she deserves Black eyes? And if she cheated on him, she deserved to be choked? Or b/c they argued, she deserves negative press??

    Sorry Bird, but statements like this anger and frustrate me! Rhianna IS the victim, plain and simple!

    And side note, I would not be surprised ONE bit it T.I had raised his fist to Tiny in the past. Tiny would NEVER have his ass locked up. Thankfully, Rhianna does not seem as stupid.