Rihanna 'well' after Brown is arrested for assault

lunes, 9 de febrero de 2009 |

Rihanna has assured fans she is 'well' and thanked disappointed fans for their 'concern' just hours after her boyfriend Chris Brown was arrested for assault.

The Umbrella singer addressed fans after dramatically pulling out of the Grammy Awards before it kicked off on Sunday night.

Her cancellation came as her boyfriend handed himself over to Los Angeles police on Sunday evening in connection with an investigation for assault.

The 19-year-old's arrest came amid reports he had argued with an unidentified woman and that the fight escalated when they got out of a vehicle in Los Angeles' Hancock Park neighbourhood.

An official police statement did not name the victim but said the woman in the incident 'suffered visible injuries'.

Officer Karen Smith said: 'He turned himself in around 7pm to one of our stations and is being interviewed by detectives now."

The arrest came amid separate US claims that his Barbadian girlfriend, 20, had been 'reportedly hospitalised with bruises on her face.'

A spokeswoman for the Umbrella star said today: 'Rihanna is well. Thank you for concern and support.'

Police records claim Brown was taken into custody at 6.30pm and was officially charged at 7.41pm for making criminal threats.

He was posted on bail at $50,000 (£33,500) and was released after an alleged battery incident. The 'Kiss Kiss' singer is now due to appear in court on March 5.

Rhianna's spokesperson released a statement to Grammy organisers just before proceedings kicked-off telling: 'We're sorry she is unable to join us this evening", but giving no explanation why.'

The no-show left fans gutted as the lovers were touted to perform at the US music awards ceremony.

Rihanna was supposed to sing Live Your Life/Disturbia as the second performance of the night, Brown was later to sing Forever.

Show organisers said: 'Rihanna will not be performing. We are sorry to see she is unable to join us this evening.'

Via metro.co.uk

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