People close to both Chris Brown and Rihanna are going out of their way to deny gossip about the exes secretly meeting up at a New York City hotel this week.
The rumor is not entirely unfounded, as it appears they both stayed in the same NYC hotel - the Trump International Hotel & Tower - unbeknownst to the other.
“Ri didn’t even know Chris was going to be in town, much less that he was in the same hotel,” said a friend of hers. “As for whether they are sneaking around together, she is not dumb, she would never mess around with him again.”
Chris Brown, who finally apologized for the savage beating he put on her in February, is also making sure that rumors tying the former lovers together are promptly shot down - although he has greater motivation to (probation).
Rihanna and Chris Brown did not meet up - but it was close.
“Chris is taking the court orders [to not get within 50 yards of his ex] seriously," said a Brown pal. "He has called Rihanna since discovering they were staying in such close proximity, but he has definitely not tried to see her.”
It's okay. We hear Kim Kardashian is available.
Since then, Brown has checked out of the Trump hotel, but remains in NYC for work: This week, he'll shoot the video for "Stronger," a duet with Mary J. Blige.
As for Rihanna, she's currently in the studio with Jay-Z and Kanye West working on her upcoming album. No collaborations with Chris Brown on the horizon.