R&B/Pop singer Rihanna is said to be in full cooperation with the Los Angeles Police Department today, while her boyfriend/R&B star Chris Brown is being removed from planned events and radio stations. According to investigators, Rihanna has been cooperative in providing information surrounding the alleged altercation and battery incident with R&B singer Chris Brown over the weekend. Early Tuesday morning, published reports claimed that photos of Rihanna’s injuries sustained after a post-Grammy party were “horrific”. It was however, news that a witness, who allegedly heard Rihanna screaming, became today’s most troubling update in the ongoing investigation. Sources say, contrary to earlier reports, that Rihanna did not call the authorities after sustaining injuries including a bloody nose and reported ‘contusions’. Entertainment source TMZ, has learned that the “Take A Bow” singer refused treatment at the scene but later checked in to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. TMZ along with the LA Times, revealed Rihanna’s name as the victim Monday even though it is normal practice to protect the identity of the victim in a domestic violence related case. The LA Times says it broke its policy due to the high profile nature of the case. In related news, Rihanna has canceled the controversial Malaysian concert that made headlines earlier this year due to this weekend’s unfortunate incident. The much-talked-about concert had been marred with protest threats and opposition due to Rihanna’s normal concert attire which offended local residents. Chris Brown, who has been charged with making “criminal threats,” has canceled his weekend gig at the NBA All Star Game. Brown was due to play during a celebrity game and co-host festivities with NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. The most troubling news for Brown today comes not from investigators or even endorsement deals, as the singer’s record have been pulled from radio ! According to Cleveland area radio station 96.5, listeners called Monday night demanding that Brown’s records be pulled. KISS 96.5 host Java Joel says people were outraged that the station continued to support Brown after the allegations hit the news. “It’s all that people wanted to talk about. They were outraged at this alleged behavior and wondered why we were continuing to support his music. I agreed and immediately pulled all Chris Brown songs from my show until this thing shakes out in the legal system,” says Joel. According to Cleveland’s Plain Dealer, station director Bo Matthews pulled Brown’s music off their playlists entirely Tuesday, stating: “It appears that Chris has made some poor choices, we are following the lead of our listeners, and we will not be supporting Chris Brown on 96.5 Kiss FM in Cleveland until the alleged situation gets resolved.” As previously reported on Singersroom, Chris Brown is due in court March 5.
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