Rihanna grabbed headlines with a surprise, eye-popping appearance in which she wore a menswear-influenced Dolce & Gabbana creation at the Met Gala in New York Monday – but Brown was the one who has something to celebrate: His 20th birthday.
The birthday greetings poured in for Brown on this celebrity gossip site, as fans wished the embattled, allegedly abusive star well on the 5th of May.
How did he actually spend the day?
Laying low with family in Virginia.
According to a source, Brown had a small birthday celebration with friends and family. Probably a good move to stay out of the limelight, as he faces two felony counts – assault and making criminal threats – to which he has pleaded not guilty.
The on-again, off-again pair have spent time apart lately, but reunited briefly in L.A. last month before Rihanna headed to her native Barbados.
There, she is rumored to have rekindled a romance with her ex-boyfriend, Negus Sealy, a.k.a. The Love God. She has not commented on this.
Inside at the bash, after Kanye West finished his set, partygoers erupted in cheers when Rihanna – still clad in her suit – joined the rapper onstage for a duet of his tune, "Say You Will." She then sang her hit, "Live Your Life."
In March, just weeks after the alleged confrontation with Brown, Rihanna celebrated her 21st birthday with a night out on the town in L.A.