Fans hit out at Chris Brown after he reacts to Rihanna's racy pictures with wide-eyed emojis
Chris Brown's comments did not go well with fans of the 'Umbrella' hitmaker though this certainly isn't the first time he's pulled off such a stunt.
It's been almost a decade since singer Chris Brown infamously assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna after the pair had a verbal argument that escalated into a physical confrontation, but the 'Umbrella' hitmaker's fans have not forgotten the offense.
That much was obvious when Rihanna uploaded two racy, promotional posts of her lingerie line. The 30-year-old star posted two topless pictures of herself dressed in red underwear from her Savage x Fenty lingerie line and thigh-high black stockings from her label's holiday collection. She was also sporting heels and had given the pictures equally saucy captions that read, "We are getting NAUGHTY-not-NICE this season!" and "Treat yourself or your loved ones with something NAUGHTY or NICE this season!!"
Brown, who according to Us Weekly is on good terms with his ex, commented on the singer's uploads with two wide-eyed, "flushed" emojis, but her fans were having none of it.
Several immediately took to calling out the singer, with one writing, "Stay away from Rihanna, just stay away [sic]" and another similarly posting, "Leave her alone you psycho."
There were plenty on Twitter who did not take too kindly to Brown's emojis either. Several wrote how he should just stay away from her and leave her alone while others tweeted at Rihanna and asked her to block Brown so he could no longer comment on any of her uploads.
But there were also those who took Brown's side. One pointed out, "In 2012, when Rihanna commented on Chris' pictures, nobody talked s*** on her but when it's him, they come on Twitter to say bull****... Alexa play "nobody business by Rihanna ft Chris Brown [sic]."
Another tweeted, "Rihanna fans mad because Chris brown left an emoji comment under Rihanna pictures it's not even that serious. He's allowed to comment on her things she obviously not bothered if she hasn't blocked him."
This is not the first time that Brown has commented on his former girlfriend's pictures either. E Online pointed out how the singer had similarly posted an emoji response to a snap she had shared of her wearing a sexy outfit at the 2017 Crop Over Festival in Barbados, though he had been criticized back then as well.
Brown pleaded guilty to a felony over his assault of Rihanna in 2009 and accepted a plea deal that saw him sentenced to five years of probation, one year of domestic violence counseling, and six months of community service. The judge also retained a previous restraining order that required him to stay 50 yards away from Rihanna at any given time.
Rihanna had revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that she didn't hate Brown, saying, "I don't hate him. I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now."
She has been in several relationships since Brown, most recently calling it quits with Saudi billionaire Hassan Jameel, who she had been dating for over a year.