It will also be three years since the violent altercation which ultimately changed both of their lives, professionally and personally. 8, Chris Brown and Rihanna got into a physical altercation which reportedly took place before both were scheduled to perform at the 2009 Grammys.
Brown was charged with two felonies after brutally attacking Rihanna, who at the time was his girlfriend.
A day after conflicting reports emerged about [artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] dating a former hometown girlfriend and spending time with [artist id="3066531"]Girlicious[/artist] singer Natalie Mejia, Brown's people have reportedly said that neither story is true.
An unidentified spokesperson for Brown, 19, claimed that photos taken over the weekend of the singer leaving the West Hollywood Tattoo Mania parlor in the company of Mejia, 20, and another man don't mean anything.
While Mejia reportedly told Radar Online that she would not discuss whether she and Brown got tattoos at the parlor, she did say, "Things are going well between us, but I really do not want to comment much more than that right now." She said that Brown "has treated me like a gentleman at all times actually and there are no complaints." A number of media outlets keyed in on a personal affirmation the singer has posted on her My Space page reading, "Love the people who treat you right, forget about the ones who don't and believe everything happens for a reason." It's unclear how long those quotes have been up there, or if they are in any way related to her feelings about Brown. also reported that after a night of partying on Saturday with "Transformers" star Tyrese Gibson, Omarion and "Dreamgirls" actor Keith Robinson at Los Angeles' Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge, Brown "apparently noticed one of the female bartenders," with a source telling the site that "it seemed as if he was definitely into her." Though they have not been spotted together for several weeks, an unidentified source told People that Brown and girlfriend [artist id="1940303"]Rihanna[/artist], 21, spent time together over Easter weekend after deciding to take a break from their relationship last month.
Brown pleaded not guilty last week to two felony charges of assault and making criminal threats in connection with his alleged assault of the "Umbrella" singer on February 8 in Los Angeles.
Brown was recently photographed shooting hoops at Mary Washington and posing with the women's basketball team on a visit that coincided with the school's "White Ribbon Campaign" devoted to raising awareness about violence toward women. News, Mejia confirmed that she is the woman photographed leaving the tattoo parlor with Brown, but declined to comment on the nature of her relationship with him.
May 5, 2009: Rihanna makes her first public appearance since the Grammy night assault, at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala. 20, 2009: Chris Brown returns to the music scene with his first single off "Graffiti," titled "I Can Transform Ya." October 20, 2009: Rihanna releases "Russian Roulette," a dark ballad about a dysfunctional relationship, that previews her fourth studio album, "Rated R." The music video features the pop singer being held in captivity. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 181,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen Sound Scan. April 16, 2010: Rihanna kicks off her Last Girl on Earth world tour in Belgium, just as "Rude Boy" spends its fifth week atop the Hot 100. 1 on the Hot 100 -- this time with Eminem on "Love The Way You Lie." The track, which details an abusive relationship, would be performed by the pair at the MTV Video Music Awards that year and score 5 Grammy nominations.
The album would go on to spawn hits like "Rude Boy" and "Hard." Dec. 26, 2009: Chris Brown's revealing, synth-heavy album, " Graffiti," peaks at No. June 27, 2010: Chris Brown breaks down and sheds tears at the 2010 BET Awards when performing a Michael Jackson tribute. September 7, 2010: Rihanna reveals "Only Girl (In the World)," the first single from her fifth album, "Loud." The song is in the top 10 of the Hot 100 within two weeks. 11, 2010: Breezy returns to the top of the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time since 2006 as "Deuces," from his and Tyga's collaborative mixtape, "Fan of a Fan," jumps to No. February 13, 2011: Rihanna performs "What's My Name?
UPDATE: Chris Brown is denying reports that he is dating Natalie Mejia or Erica Jackson.
Some reports claim the woman pictured is Brown’s ex-girlfriend Erica Jackson, although Mejia’s My Space page suggests otherwise.
Brown's people are now saying neither story is true.