By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Rihanna is standing by her man, literally. On Wednesday, the superstar accompanied Chris Brown to his court hearing in Los Angeles for a probation-violation hearing stemming from his 2009 assault on her.
TMZ shares that sources in the courthouse claim Rihanna blew Breezy a kiss before the two walked out arm-in-arm. The hearing was to determine whether Chris fulfilled his probation order with community service. The judge said that more time was needed to review evidence. He instructed Chris to meet with his probation officer within 48 hours regarding the allegations that he skipped out on his 180 days of community service. According to the District Attorney, Chris failed to provide, "credible, competent or verifiable evidence" that he completed that labor, which led to a request that the court order him to re-do it.
Rihanna has been standing strong by Chris publicly as of late. In the most recent issue of Rolling Stone, she goes on record to defend him and blast critics who think that the bad boy hasn't changed. "I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she says. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake. After being tormented for so many years, being angry and dark, I'd rather just live my truth and take the backlash. I can handle it."
Fans were divided on Rih Rih's court appearance. "Still in shock," tweeted Perez Hilton. "Ride or DIE??? mhm what yall think?!" asked a fan. "Chris Brown needs serious help and Rihanna does too." commented another.