The on-again-off-again celebrity couple previously recorded in the studio together for Brown’s upcoming album, X, but after their last split, Brown couldn’t seem to make up his mind about whether or not he still wanted to include the tracks with Rihanna. However, Brown tweeted on July 4 that his album would in fact feature his ex-girlfriend:
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) July 4, 2013
Rihanna, obviously still a bit bitter over their recent break up, responded with a harsh tweet and Instagram picture:
Phuck O.utta H.ere B.itch!!! http://t.co/uReGN3PkOM
— Rihanna (@rihanna) July 4, 2013
The photo is captioned “bitch you will die, be born again, die and be born again before I do a song with you bitch.” Another hint that the tweet was directed at Brown is in Rihanna’s odd punctuation. Brown’s entourage is known as O.H.B., so there are no coincidences there.
Sources close to Rihanna say that in retrospect, the singer may have taken it too far and “had a moment of weakness” when sending out the diss. As for Brown, a source close to the singer says he’s not going to respond.
“What’s the point,” the source said. “That’s his ex girl, he’s not about to go in on her like that in public. He’s just going to go about his day like it didn’t happen.”