That Chris Brown and Rihanna dropped two new tracks together Monday night, only a few years after Brown bashed in Rihanna’s face, is a special kind of baffling, and leaves critics with much more to consider than just the music. Some of the stronger reactions:
From the Los Angeles Times:
As a message to any thinking person who’s been following their case, it’s very confusing. Is this a true sign of romantic reunion or simply two pop stars who are willing to milk their domestic abuse past for more fame and/or notoriety?
The Village Voice isn’t exactly thrilled by the new releases:
To celebrate, I’m going to take a lye shower.