Pop superstar, Rihanna, was attacked by a fan angry over her on-again relationship with Chris Brown as she was leaving the London hotspot, Box Nightclub, Sunday night, reports the NY Daily News.
At approximately 3:00 a.m., the “Stay” singer, in London to debut her fashion collection, River Island, was leaving Box when the man began screaming at her about rekindling her relationship with Brown, who beat her and left her battered and bruised on the side of the road in 2009 — one night before they were supposed to attend the Grammy Awards.
According to reports and witnesses, the man threw a bottle of Lucozade at Rihanna, who then stumbled in an attempt to dodge the projectile. She could be seen wiping blood off of her leg as she walked toward a waiting car.
Read more at the NY Daily News.
Rihanna, sporting Manolo Blahnik Chaos sandals, an embossed crocodile biker jacket and a black mini-dress from her own clothing line, was leaving the club with best friend Melissa Forde and British fashion model Cara Delevingne when the ugly incident occurred.
Her bodyguard also injured his leg amid the chaos and had to be taken to a hospital for treatment, according to local reports.
Rihanna, who turns 25 on Wednesday, didn’t mention the incident when she took to Twitter after returning to her hotel room and finding herself featured on the front page of The Sunday Times of London.
“Just so happens I came home drunk to this in a pile of papers outside my hotel room! My lil Bajan [Barbadian\] behind,” she tweeted along with a photo of the article headlined “Why Rihanna is the New Diana,” comparing her to the late princess of Wales.
The bottle-throwing attack came amid reports that Rihanna and Brown’s on-again, off-again relationship was off.
Rihanna has received heavy criticism for reconciling with Brown.
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As previously reported by NewsOne, the Bajan singer says that she doesn’t blame him for assaulting her in 2009 and was more concerned about him than herself during the highly publicized aftermath:
“I felt protective,” she admitted to Oprah Winfrey in an episode of “Next Chapter.” “I felt like, ‘The only person they hate right now is him.’ It was a weird, confusing space to be in. Because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help, and who’s going to help him? Nobody’s going to say he needs help. Everybody’s going to say he’s a monster without looking at the source, and I was more concerned about him.
“I lost my best friend. Everything I knew switched … switched in a night and I couldn’t control that,” she says about that Grammy weekend. “So I had to deal with that, and that’s not easy for me to understand or interpret. It’s not easy to interpret on camera — not with the world watching. So it was hard for me to even pay attention to my mind and figuring things out because now it became a circus.”
The couple most recently appeared at the 2013 Grammy Awards together on February 9. Brown, who was ordered to perform 180 hours of community service after he assaulted Rihanna, could face jail time for violating his probation after it was discovered that Virginia police chief Bryan Norwood signed off on hours that the singer never completed.