Chris Brown seemingly congratulates ex Rihanna following birth of first child with rapper A$AP Rocky
The singer appeared to extend his good wishes to the first-time mum, who recently welcomed a son with her boyfriend, rapper A$AP Rocky.
“Congratulations, Brown, 33, wrote on his Instagram Story, alongside a red heart, prayer hands and pregnant person emoji.
Although he did not mention Rihanna, 34, or Rocky, 33, by name, the message came soon after a report by TMZ confirmed the ‘Umbrella’ singer secretly gave birth in LA on May 13.
No further details on the birth were released and the proud new parents have yet to share the newborn’s name.
While Brown appeared to extend an olive branch, it seems Rocky – real name Rakim Mayers – may not want it.
Last month, Rocky released his new single ‘D.M.B.’ in which he seemed to call out Brown for famously assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna after a pre-Grammys event in 2009.
In the track, Rocky gushes over his lady – who stars music video – before throwing an apparent dig at Brown: “I don’t beat my b—h, I need my b—h.”
Brown was later arrested and pleaded guilty to felony assault. He was sentenced to community service and ordered to attend anger management classes.
The altercation caused the couple to split in 2009 after one year of dating. They briefly got back together in 2012 before calling off their relationship for good in 2013. Despite everything that has transpired between them, they remained friends.
In a 2020 appearance on Oprah Winfrey’s Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations podcast, Rihanna admitted she and Brown have slowly rebuilt their friendship.
“We’ve been working on our friendship again,” she said. “Now we’re very, very close friends. We’ve built up a trust again … We love each other and we probably always will. And that’s not something we’re ever going to change. That’s not something you can shut off, if you’ve ever been in love.
“I think he was the love of my life. He was the first love. And I see that he loved me the same way … it’s not even about us being together. I truly love him,” she added. “So the main thing for me is that he is at peace. I’m not at peace if he’s a little unhappy, or he’s still lonely.”
Brown is indeed in a good place. Last month, he announced he and ex-girlfriend Diamond Brown welcomed their first child together back in April: a daughter named Lovely Symphani, now four months.
The singer also shares seven-year-old daughter Royalty with former fling Nia Guzman and son Aeko, two, with ex Ammika Harris.
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