Not everyone is thrilled that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together.
Count Chris' dad, Clinton Brown, among those dissenters apparently.
Clinton was very candid in an interview with The N.Y. Daily News when he plainly said, "I personally really didn't want him and Rihanna back together."
Considering the couple's tumultuous past, the elder Brown says he fears that this will end horribly, and lead his son down a dark and tragic path.
"I hate to use examples, but Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse, I mean I could go on and on," he stated. "Is that a given?"
"You can't have fortune and fame without [death] being the end result?"
"You have to have a balance in a relationship. You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical, but also someone who is grounded and logical."
Clinton Brown does acknowledge that "she's beautiful, she's exotic, and she's successful," and also that their shared profession enhances Rihanna's appeal.
"You just need that person who will listen without judging, who knows what it's like. If he talks to someone who's not in the business they may not understand."
The pair reportedly broke up in early April, but then Chris Brown was spotted hanging out backstage in the VIP section at Ri-Ri's concert in Los Angeles.
A couple of days later, Rihanna posted a cute photo of them joyriding around in the car, confirming that even if they were broken up, it didn't take.
As for Chris' father, it's not clear what relationship they have now.
His parents divorced when Chris was young, and one of his mother Joyce Hawkins' boyfriends terrified him by subjecting her to domestic violence.
We don't suspect he'll be taking dad's advice when it comes to romance, but does Clinton have a point? Are Chris and Rihanna destined for failure?
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Rihanna and Chris Brown: Will it last?