VIBE magazine, the definitive voice
of urban culture, will feature Pop & B princess Rihanna on its May 2009 cover. In an investigative report, VIBE speaks to sources close to the singer and Chris Brown to unveil a well-rounded account of how their seemingly picture-perfect relationship led to the 9-1-1 phone call to Los Angeles police on February 8 at around 12:30 a.m.
In the cover story, “Tainted Love,” VIBE contributing writer Laura Checkoway uncovers Chris Brown’s demons by way of a previously unpublished interview from 2007. When speaking about how domestic
violence in his home affected him, Chris says, “I promised myself, I’m not gonna be that dude. I’m never gonna be that person that takes the argument that far.” He also adds, “being young, you
always have to have a wholesome image. But I’m not perfect…”