Leave it to Chris Brown to find another clever way to try to get Rihanna’s attention. This time around, the father of one is using jealousy.
As rumors spread left and right that Rihanna and her billionaire boyfriend, Hassan Jameel, may have split, Chris is happy to let her know that he is still available.
Upon seeing the videos of Rihanna getting comfortable with Donald Glover while filming a secret project, the R&B singer was quick to flirt with Shay Mitchell.
Like the rest of the world, the crooner spotted a cute picture of Shay on Instagram and decided to make the following comment: “Shooting my shot.”
Chris knew his message would make headlines and he was hoping it would reach to Rihanna.
A source told Hollywood Life: “Chris has an ulterior motive when it comes to flirting so publicly with Shay. He wants people talking about who he’s flirting with because he knows it will get back to Rihanna. He gets very jealous whenever she’s linked to any guy — even if there’s absolutely nothing going on. Like with her and Donald Glover, that got to Chris, it upset him. Hitting on Shay Mitchell like this is a bit of payback for that. He wants Rihanna to know she’s not the only girl he’s interested in, that there’s competition.”
Chris was playing it two ways — make Rihanna angry and who knows to get Shay to respond.
The insider added: “Chris isn’t playing with Shay; he would like to take her out. But he could have easily kept it private; he made it public to get Rihanna’s attention, he wants her to be jealous of him and Shay the way he’s jealous of her and Donald.”
However, Rihanna seems to have moved on and is focusing on bigger and better things.
Another source claimed: “Rihanna would really love to push herself though and do something really dark and edgy, something really out of her comfort zone and totally unexpected—and, knowing Rihanna, if she wants it, she’ll make it happen. Whatever Rihanna sets her mind to she excels at, she’s already faced the music world, and she has a ton of Grammys to show for it, so don’t be surprised if she sets her sights on an Oscar in the future.”
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The person added: “Don’t expect her to quit music though, she would never do that, music is her first love, and she will always make music—Rihanna doesn’t see any reason why she can’t do both though, and be amazing at both, like Whitney Houston.”
Chris will not let go anytime soon.