Here's The Real Reason Chris Brown Wished Rihanna A Happy Birthday

22 February 2018, 10:28

Chris Brown and Rihanna

Breezy faced backlash online following the post.

Chris Brown became the topic of controversy yesterday after he wished his ex-girlfriend Rihanna a happy birthday.

The 'Questions' singer sparked outrage after posting a throwback photo of a young Rihanna on Instagram with the message "Happy birthday @badgalriri".

Chris Brown Sparks Outrage After Wishing Rihanna Happy Birthday

Rihanna - who celebrated her 30th birthday this week - is yet to respond to the tribute, and fans of the Bajan songstress were quick to criticise Breezy on the move.

However, despite their troubled history, the former couple have actually remained close, an inside source has told US Weekly.

"Fans might have been surprised that Chris wished Rihanna a happy birthday so very publicly on social media," the insider said.

"However, they are good friends and talk all the time."

Rihanna and Chris Brown

Rihanna and Chris Brown shared a tumultuous one-year relationship, which came to an end after Brown physically assaulted Rihanna in 2009.

The singer pleaded guilty to felony assault and Rihanna was granted a straining order against him - despite this, the couple briefly reunited in 2012, before officially ending things in 2013.

Meanwhile, Rihanna gathered her closest friends and family in New York City this week to celebrate her 30th birthday.

The 'Wild Thoughts' singer shared performed alongside Toni Braxton on the night, sharing the moment with her fans on Instagram.

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