Pop singer Ciara performed a classic Michael Jackson move during a birthday celebration for someone named DJ ProStyle at Hammerstein Ballroom on Tuesday (April 16) in New York City. Troubled singer Chris Brown, 24, also performed. Brown, who was booked to host Akon’s birthday bash at REIGN Nightclub this coming Monday, canceled his appearance because, and I quote, “he didn’t want to be in the same city with Rihanna.” Meanwhile, Rihanna has cancelled her 4th show — tonight’s show in Dallas, TX. Her last 3 cancellations were reportedly due to health reasons.
Rihanna’s camp say she’s exhausted, but a source close to her camp say she’s “exhausted” from self-medicating to mask the pain. “She can only perform at her best if she’s sober, and most of the time she’s not sober,” said the source. The source added that Brown refuses to support Rihanna on tour because “he doesn’t want to look weak.”
Sources say Brown’s relationship with on-again, off-again girlfriend Rihanna is causing him a great deal of stress. “She’s putting a lot of pressure on him… He’s a young man.. he wants to do his own thing but she won’t let him,” said the source, who asked to remain anonymous.
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