The Young & The Reckless: Drake, Rih and Breezy

Posted by on Jun 16, 2012

Although Rihanna masterfully sings, ‘Want you to make me feel, like I’m the only girl in the world,’ trust me, she’s really not.

It’s time to let this go; that’s the biggest lesson here.

Loving someone is an amazing feeling, but when its negativity starts to spread to other relationships, you have to re-evaluate some things. Brown’s girlfriend Karrueche Tran was treated for a concussion following the fight, his longtime bodyguard Big Pat had several serious head wounds causing hospitalization and Brown’s own face was busted open. Rihanna’s dope but nobody’s snapback is that fresh. The toxicity from this relationship has spread to the lives of other people that he cares about, and it’s only a matter of time before they (out of self-preservation) jump ship. I’m surprised Brown still has a girlfriend, ’cause this is a lot of energy to spend on your ex. But perhaps the most damaging part here is Brown’s immature decision-making. You and Drake aren’t cool? That’s fine. The perhaps don’t party ten feet away from him. His crew is annoying you? Leave. Rih’s with somebody else? So what? It’s not your problem anymore.

There’s a big difference between “me and you against the world” love and “me against myself” love. When the bond becomes destructive, it’s time to break it.

Who knows what will come of the foolishness that happened Wednesday. We may laugh and joke about the absurdity of it all, but really, it’s not funny. People were hurt, and someone is going to have to answer for that. Above all, this situation continues to reinforce the stereotype that hip-hop (and our urban-pop counterparts) doesn’t know how to act. We’re past this, guys. Our culture moves the entire world. We’re businesses who redefine trends daily. You want to enjoy all the spoils of the kingdom, then be more responsible with the crown. –@JasFly

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