That sparkly band on Rihanna’s hand at the Grammys was reportedly not an engagement ring, which is news that might prompt a sigh of relief from her mentor, Jay-Z.
The rumors about the ring bling started Sunday. Seated next to her on-again beau Chris Brown, many questioned whether the two were engaged. However, it seems the jewelry was loaned to the siren for the night’s events.
The ring, along with $2 million in additional jewels, was delivered to RiRi by Neil Lane, according to RumorFix.com.
While that may disappoint fans rooting for the two singers to reconcile and live happily ever after, Jay-Z is reportedly disappointed for the opposite reason.
“Chris is absolutely dead to Jay. He wants nothing to do with him ever,” a source told RadarOnline.com. “Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions.”
Jay helped launch Rihanna’s career and was reportedly so upset by the ’09 domestic incident involving Chris, that he threatened to boycott a few award shows at which Chris had been scheduled to attend.
Jay, who admits to a somewhat sketchy past of his own, has some compassion for Chris, but he’s more concerned about Rihanna’s well being.
“He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn’t forget what Chris did to her,” said the source. “Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna’s young, female fans.”
—Tracy L. Scott
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