Troubled R&B singer Chris Brown, who was arrested two weeks ago on suspicion of making criminal threats against girlfriend Rihanna, has started attending anger management classes in Glendale, Calif., on Monday, according to reports.
According to a source, Brown opted to seek anger management counseling at the behest of his public relations spin doctor, Michael Sitrick.
"Chris doesn't actually have to go by law," a New York Daily News insider says, "but he believes it will make him look better to the public, and he wants to try to get in a few classes before March 5," when he is due back in court.
The February 7 incident - in which Brown hit, choked and threatened Rihanna, leaving her with cuts and bruises to her forehead, lips and cheeks - didn't just leave Rihanna looking like this. It severely tarnished Brown's good-guy image.
But insiders believe he's not the only one with anger issues: "Rihanna is temperamental, too," says a snitch. "They're both too hot-headed for their own good."
Adds another source, in reference to a detail in the police report: "It didn't help that Rihanna grabbed the keys out of his rented Lamborghini and threw them down the street. She knew it would really infuriate Chris, and it worked."
The hottest couple in music is likely finished romantically after this, but when will their paths cross again physically? How about at Brown's trial.
"She'll be there - she has to testify," confirms a source close to the case, who does not foresee any jail time for Brown, regardless of Rihanna's level of cooperation. "If Chris is convicted, it would be his first offense. He won't go to prison."
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