By Georgette Pierre
Since rekindling their on-again, off-again relationship, Chris Brown and Rihanna haven’t shied away from publicly displaying their love and affection but Brown’s father, Clinton Brown, doesn’t agree with his son hooking back up with the good girl, gone bad.
In an interview with the NY Daily News, Clinton Brown had a mouthful to say about his son’s relationship. “I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together,” he said. But it’s not because he disliked the “Diamonds” singer. Referring to the 2009 assault that nearly ruined his son’s career, he fears that the pair’s relationship will end in tragedy. “I hate to use examples, but Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse — I mean I could go on and on!” He continued, “Is that a given — that you can’t have fortune and fame without (death) being the end result?”
Clinton also wasn’t naïve as to why his son would want to get back with Rihanna. “She’s beautiful, she’s exotic, she’s successful,” but if Brown’s father had it his way, he would have rather seen Chris with “American Idol” winner, Jordin Sparks. “I personally liked Jordin Sparks. She’s a wholesome young lady, very pretty,” he said.
Despite other people’s opinions, Chris Brown admitted that he had to work hard for Rihanna’s forgiveness. Since getting back together, the two have collaborated on each other’s album, with Chris revealing details about his upcoming album X and possibly a collaborative EP with his girlfriend.