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Chris Brown Rebounds

3/9/2009 6:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Brown isn't letting a couple of felony charges get in the way of his game. We got video yesterday of Brown at Tyrese's apartment building in downtown L.A., shooting hoops on the indoor court. That's Chris in the blue. After the game Chris and company chowed down on pizza.

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A Brown source tells us Chris was supposed to leave town after his court hearing on Thursday, but wanted to stay with Rihanna over the weekend. And, we're told, the feeling was mutual. As the source put it -- "They are together and very much in love."

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76.

justcurious    

You guys have to be kidding me!!!!!!! what is he supposed to be doing. You want him to not go on with his life, cause he made a big mistake at 19YRS OLD. First the Jet Skiing, he was there with Rhianna, how was he supposed to be acting. One more thing, it sounds to me that TMZ is saying, it's totally fine that Rhianna started punching and slapping him first while he was driving, but he is a WOMEN BEATER for not walking away (easier said then done). This is real life people, things are not perfect and people make mistake, i would love to be invited to your make believe world were everything is BLAKC AND WHITE!!!

1999 days ago
77.

Bajan Woman    

What's the problem? Is Chris Brown not supposed to eat or exercise anymore? It seems as though TMZ wants to see a lynching.

1999 days ago
78.

gayle    

God...what a frickin girlfriend beating stupid ass punk that guy is!!! I HATE THAT DUDE!!! I can't wait for him to get his sorry, lame excuse for a human being skinny punk ass in jail where he can rot for a while. Dude's career is over!!!

1999 days ago
79.

She hits him too    

Oh my goodness! Pizza???? Are you kidding How dare he eat regular food. LOL Why should I care what he eats, and why should I be shocked that he plays ball or eats pizza? it was probably a stress release.....not everything he does is wrong.

1999 days ago
80.

marissa    

Is he supposed to curl up in a ball and never do anything fun again? He made a bad mistake why do you guys even care? Get a life

1999 days ago
81.

argeos delweer    

As the source put it -- "They are together and very much in love."

I would say there is an infatuation, a "crush", some emotional/physical dependencies, and such though using "love" for anything that is happening between two people is far from different what really lies in humans heart and nobility to love. You cannot hurt someone and say you are "loving" that person. Love has nothing to do with hate.

1999 days ago
82.

rendez-vous    

they're very in love:he's so lucky,he beat his girlfriend,she loves again and she comeback!

1999 days ago
83.

hate her    

Will somebody please explain to me how Rihanna is a victim if she took his keys out of the igntion AFTER he allegedly punched her a million and 1 times (according to the report-with stats like that looks like she would have been in a hospital a lot longer than one day.) Doesn't knowing this prove that she was fighting this man tooth and nail. A real battered woman would have been too terrified to even think about doing something like that. That shows that this is no poor ,defenseless woman that we're talking about. I think that most of you have the impression of a sweet, little girl but I imagine that this woman was all over this man and considering the fact that they were inside a tiny car injuries can occur just because you're fighting in a tiny space. The size of the individuals don't matter. This girl was right there, toe to toe with Chris and then she got mad when he left her sitting there in that car. That's when she decided to pretend like she was a victim. I don't believe it for one minute and if you look at the pattern in their relationship SHE is the controlling one, not him. Wake up people. This woman is not telling the truth.

1999 days ago
84.

MANCREEP    

Terrance Howard said, "Its just life"....he didn't mean every woman should get beat. he meant that domestic abuse is a part of everyday life. if youhave never been hit, im sure you know someone who has. just remember this: VERY RARELY do people get hit for no apparent reason. and although hitting is never the answer, dont pretend to care so much about it now, just b/c rhi is gettin smacked around.

1999 days ago
85.

to little    

They are both to young and dumb to know what love is. Cause it sure isn't beating the crap out of someone! I sure hope they don't have kids together, if so they should be taken away because both of them are unfit to be parents.

The shocking thing is that this is a common thing for women to go right back to the abuser. How stupid are you women?

1999 days ago
86.

chie    

She is a stupid silly little girl!!!

1999 days ago
87.

Jamie    

Its not against the law to play bball and eat pizza. However, dude really needs to show more remorse.

Jet ski? Basketball? Out until all hours of the morning? Not the best way to say sorry.

Still, lock the coward up.

1999 days ago
88.

kay    

I THINK CHRIS REPENTED TO JESUS AND THATS ALL THAT MATTERS, REMEMBER JESUS FORGIVES, MAN CAN THINK WHAT THEY WANT TO, WHEN YOU GIVE IT TO JESUS HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, NO WEAPON THAT IS FORM AGAINST YOU WILL PROSPER SO, I BELEIVE CHRIS REPENTED, AND JESUS WILL TAKE CARE OF HIM, SO WHY DON'T SOME OF YOU DO THE SAME, YOU WILL FEEL MUCH BETTER THAN TO CARRY ALL THIS HATE IN YOUR SPIRIT.

1999 days ago
89.

nieka    

Contrary to what sites like TMZ had previously reported, Rihanna did not tell police that she was the victim of “escalating violence.” TMZ reported: “Multiple law enforcement sources tell TMZ, the night of the attack Rihanna told cops she was the victim of escalating violence -- and the perp was Brown.”

However, a source involved in the investigation tells Hollyscoop exclusively that in the reports, Rihanna confessed there has only been two other incidences in which she felt threatened, but this was the first time Chris retaliated. Rihanna told investigators that the first incident occurred in Europe three months ago. It was a verbal dispute, which led to Rihanna slapping Chris Brown. In self-defense, Chris put her up “against the wall” and told her to calm down.

The second incident occurred when the couple was visiting Rihanna’s family in her native Barbados back in August 2008. She described the incident as a verbal dispute, and added that no one was assaulted. According to the source involved in the investigation, the night of the alleged attack, Rihanna attacked Chris after reading a text message sent to him by a former lover.

The situation escalated and resulted in Chris’ alleged attack on Rihanna. Chris turned himself over to the LAPD on February 8 and was booked and later released on $50,000 bail.

The Call for Help

Although initial reports suggested that a female made the call to police, according to the report, it was a Rabbi who lives in the area. The unidentified man reportedly heard the confrontation outside and called 911, not knowing he was about to make a report about R&B’s biggest stars. He came outside when he heard shouting. “She was screaming out of control and he was extremely calm,” read his statement, adding that Rihanna “was not screaming for help, she was just screaming.”

Why She Took Him Back

Rihanna’s family and friends were all shocked to learn that she had forgiven Chris and the couple had reunited. After experiencing a very public fall out, why would she take him back? The answer is simple: “She loves him,” says a close friend.

The couple started communicating with each other while Rihanna was in Punta Mita, Mexico with friends celebrating her 21st birthday a few weeks ago, says our source.

One week later they reunited at P.Diddy’s $18 million mansion in Miami to work through their issues. Diddy’s ultra private home served as the ideal meeting spot for the couple, but he was not involved in the reconciliation. Diddy, who was in L.A. at the time, heard that Chris was going to be in Miami “working on music” so he offered up his home. But that was the extend of it.

Family members and insiders cite the couple’s immaturity, she’s 21 and he’s 19, as the reason for why they fight so often. And the same factor could be used to explain why they are getting back together. Meanwhile, a source close to Rihanna tells Hollyscoop that reports that the couple got married in Miami are “100% false.” She is also not pregnant with his child.

How Will This Info Affect Chris’ Trial?

A Los Angeles based attorney that is not involved in the trial tells Hollyscoop that Rihanna’s police statement can be used as “exculpatory evidence used to lessen the charges against [Brown] in court.”

It will be used to justify or excuse an accused defendant's actions (Chris Brown), which will tend to show the defendant is not guilty or has no criminal intent. Rihanna's lawyer Donald Etra said she could wind up testifying in the felony assault case, but only if she's required to. "She is planning to do everything that the law requires her to do," Etra said in a statement to the media. "If she's required to. "She is planning to do everything that the law requires her to do," Etra said in a statement to the media. "If she is required to testify, she will do so."

During a court hearing on March 5, 2009, the D.A. filed two separate counts against Brown: Assault By Means Likely to Create Great Bodily Injury and Making Criminal Threats. His arraignment was postponed to April 6, 2009

1999 days ago
90.

Tracie    

Is this really news worthy? So he got some excercise with his friends and they had lunch...what's next? News at 11 Chris had a shower this morning and ate breakfast..How dare he! TMZ find something else to talk about.

1999 days ago
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