I know I wrote that I would never mention Rihanna's name on this blog again, but that post was written during a moment of anger and frustration.
The reality is that Rihanna, 22, is one of the most popular singers in the world right now (behind only Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Ciara - in that order).
But this post is not about Rihanna and her unintended blessings, this post is about a victim of domestic abuse who made light of a serious situation because it no longer benefits her career to play the victim.
Now, after 2 years, Rihanna's attorney has asked a judge to modify Rihanna's restraining order against Brown.
Why didn't she lift the restraining order a year ago when Brown was struggling to rebuild his career?
I agree with Brown's Stans who said Rihanna was extremely selfish and manipulative. Rihanna never hesitated to drag Chris Brown's name across the coals when she was promoting her new album, LOUD. But now that LOUD has crossed the 3 million plateau in sales, Rihanna has a change of heart.
Brown's plaintive weeping at the 2010 BET Awards failed to soften her heart because Rihanna had an album to promote. She couldn't care less about him or his career.
The fact that Rihanna took to her Twitter page last week and tweeted that her fans didn't care about a restraining order, she missed the point entirely: some of her fans do care about a restraining order -- especially the ones who still suffer at the hands of their violent abusers.
By making light of a tool put in place to protect victims of domestic abuse, Rihanna empowers abusers and discourages other domestic abuse victims from seeking protection and speaking out about their hurt and pain.
Rihanna has done her fans a great disservice.