Last night, as Rihanna broke the internet with her latest look—a jewel-encrusted bikini complete with gladiator sandals and turquoise hair—her ex-boyfriend Chris Brown let her know that he, too, approved. The singer commented on Rihanna's Instagram with the two-eyes emoji, suggesting that he was looking and liking what he was seeing.
In less than an hour, more than 4,000 of Rihanna's fans had liked Brown's commented. However, not everyone approved of his input. Highlights included: "@chrisbrownofficial LEAVE HER ALONE GET A JOB" and "@chrisbrownofficial u had your chance. Move over. Schnnaaaaccckk!" while another follower said: "Pls keep your negative energy away from Rihanna @chrisbrownofficial."
Fans have every reason to be defensive of Rihanna, as she filed assault charges against Brown in 2009, to which he pled guilty. Although she forgave him and they got back together, they eventually split for good.
"I don't hate him," she told Vanity Fair in 2015. "I will care about him until the day I die. We're not friends, but it's not like we're enemies. We don't have much of a relationship now."