Is Rihanna "Addicted" to Chris Brown?

By Gabrielle Wuhl 07/26/12

An alleged meet-up between the pop star and her abusive ex increases concern for Rihanna's well-being.

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Recent reports have surfaced, claiming that Rihanna and Chris Brown spent last night together aboard a yacht in St. Tropez, despite the fact that he famously, and brutally, assaulted her back in 2009. The pop star's alleged interactions with the her abusive ex have prompted some to speculate that they are back on—adding to the list of self-destructive behaviors that have caused the public to worry for Rihanna's health and well-being. In the past year, the "Umbrella" singer has been photographed smoking marijuana on multiple occasions, published a photo of herself where it appears she's doing drugs on the shoulder of her security guard, tweeted about rolling a "kush" for Coachella, been hospitalized for "exhaustion", and given an ultimatum by Jay-Z to clean up her act. As far as her relationship with the Brown, a source told The Sun: "They have this weird addiction to each other and can't stay away." The uproar of speculation led Brown's rep to release a statement that he was in France for business, not pleasure. "CB is in France to shoot a music video...[His girlfriend] Karrueche [Tran] is there with him...There is no Rihanna connection".

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