It’s a fact of life that sometimes parents don’t approve of their offspring’s choice of partners. And it seems like Clinton Brown is less than keen on his son Chris’ girlfriend Rihanna.
Speaking toThe Sun, Clinton revealed that he thinks the pair are too similar to maintain a steady relationship, and their union could end in tragedy.
Clinton also hinted that in his opinion, the 2009 row that led to Rihanna being beaten by Chris wasn’t one sided. He said: ‘One has to assume because they are back together that it wasn’t one-sided.
‘You just have to imagine that it was a circumstance in which they both had a disagreement.’
However, the fact that the incident, or more accurately the photograph of Rihanna’s bruised and bleeding face after it happened, is still very much at the front of people’s minds.
Clinton, 48, acknowledges this and thinks that the intense public scrutiny that follows the couple’s every move will also make it hard for their love to thrive. In his opinion, so too will their similar natures. As far as he is concerned, it might be fun to go out with someone edgy and sexy, but a match between a spontaneous person and a logical one is the true recipe for a long long-term, stable partnership. He revealed to the paper that he wishes Chris would date a different singer.
‘I personally liked Jordin Sparks. She’s a wholesome young lady, very pretty. Of course, a lot of the times we don’t want the nice, conservative types.’
Prison officer Clinton also revealed that he was fond of Chris’ other girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, who he was reportedly dating at the same time as RiRi.
He claims that Chris and Karrueche got on ‘terrifically’, which is a wild contrast to the rocky relationship between his son and his current girlfriend who often break up and make up on Twitter, play what seem like complex mind games with one another and generally share a passionate relationship.
On paper, Karrueche is a much better prospective daughter-in-law. The petite model doesn’t boast about sadomasochism, smoke drugs, dress in next to nothing or generally behave in a provocative manner.
Last year Clinton spoke to Star Magazine when rumours first circulated that Rihanna and Chris were getting close again – despite the courts slapping a restraining order on him when he was charged with assaulting his singer girlfriend..
He told the magazine: ‘I am always concerned about him… He can make his own decisions. But, as a concerned parent, I would rather they not have any involvement.’
Worried Clinton admitted that he sometimes looks at previous high profile tragedies and hopes the same fate does not befall his son.
He name checks Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse as famous artists who have gone too soon. He also claims that Chris is now surrounded by a network of ‘yes men’ and that this too could lead him along the road to ruin.
Thankfully, Clinton says that as he is not on the payroll, he can still dish out good advice as and when needed.
One father whose praise for controversial Chris is Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty, who is all for their reunion. He told Grazia magazine last July: ‘Chris has matured a lot. I think everybody has to put the past behind them. And they seem to have done that.’.
Chris claims that seeing his mother Joyce Hawkins suffer at the hands of his violent step-father made him even more ashamed of his actions. Joyce and Rihanna are thought to get on well, and Joyce even tweeted that she and Rihanna speak on the phone daily.
Representatives for both Rihanna and Chris Brown have been contacted for comment!