Over the long holiday weekend, CNN Contributor and Washington Watch’s Roland Martin defended the rumored reunion of Rihanna and Chris Brown. Brown beat Rihanna to a pulp in 2009, for which he publicly apologized. In the incident, Rihanna told police that Brown punched her and bit her.

“I’ve only met @chrisbrown & @rihanna once,” Martin opined on Twitter. “I only hope they have healed internally, have matured & learned how to love in a healthy way. But somebody needs to say that their relationship ain’t nobody’s business but that of @rihanna and@chrisbrown. So live healthy & whole!”

Martin took flack for his stance, but didn’t back down.