As you know by now, Rihanna's camp recently held an intervention of sorts for the singer in hopes of getting her off the substances she had become addicted to.
A source tells us the intervention was spearheaded by Rihanna's longtime personal assistant, Jennifer Rosales (pictured above). If you recall, it was Rosales who Rihanna called in a panic on that fateful night in 2009 begging her to contact the police after her then-boyfriend, singer Chris Brown, punched, kicked and bit her in a fit of rage.
Sources tell Sandrarose.com that the 23-year-old still smokes a little chronic here and there, but she has cut back drastically on "other drugs" including alcohol. The source says Rihanna has no coping skills, therefore, without the substances that she once used as a crutch, she has fallen into a deep depression.
Even her most loyal fans can tell the difference in the Bajan beauty's once bubbly personality.
In these paparazzi pics taken earlier today, Rihanna covered her face with Rosales's hoodie as she made her way through the airport at Sao Paulo, in Brazil where she has a concert on Saturday as part of her world tour. Observers said she looked "very tired" after her long trip from Los Angeles.
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