Chris Brown wants Rihanna to hush

Chris Brown wants Rihanna to hush, says beating her is a private matter and just between the two of them

‘I maintain my position that all of the details should remain a private matter between us,” he said in a statement to MTV. “I do appreciate her support and wish her the best.”  Source

He goes on to “apologize” and “take responsibility for his actions.” By pairing “apologizing” and “taking responsibility” with an arrogant statement that the victim of his abuse should (yes, he uses the word should) keep the details of his brutally beating her private, he demonstrates a far greater concern for his presentation of self than for the heinousness of his actions. Call me cynical but that, for me, calls into question his sincerity.

His position highlights his selfishness. It also displays a desire to control Rihanna.

Keeping silent about abuse ties the abuser and the abused together tightly in a dangerous knot of co-dependence, an alienating snarl of ‘us against the world.’

“Love doesn’t go away right away,” Rihanna says. “He didn’t accept that very well. Obviously he didn’t want us to be apart. But I had to make a decision for me.”

I’m so glad that Rihanna has spoken out, cut the ties and shared her experience with others. She says it’s been embarrassing and who could doubt that? It’s easier to hide the truth. It’s easier and the fantasy is so much prettier than the reality: “Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.” — Albert Camus.

But, as the saying goes, The truth shall set you free. — John 8:32

Let your voice carry, Rihanna.

Related links:

Rihanna embarrassed to have loved Chris Brown

Rihanna gives painful details about Chris Brown abuse


YouTube video

Voices Carry
’til tuesday

I’m in the dark, I’d like to read his mind
But I’m frightened of the things I might find
Oh, there must be something he’s thinking of
to tear him away-a-ay
When I tell him that I’m falling in love
why does he say-a-ay

Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Uh-ah

I try so hard not to get upset
Because I know all the trouble I’ll get
Oh, he tells me tears are something to hide
and something to fear-eh-eh
And I try so hard to keep it inside
so no one can hear

Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Uh-ah

Oh!
He wants me, but only part of the time
He wants me, if he can keep me in line
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, shut up now, voices carry
Hush hush, keep it down now, voices carry
Hush hush, darling, she might overhear
Hush, hush – voices carry

He said shut up – he said shut up
Oh God can’t you keep it down
Voices carry
Hush hush, voices carry

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