Rihanna and Chris Brown kissed at the VMAs and fans are all a-Twitter about a reconciliation, however there's a lot more involved here than just a kiss. Lots of factors in this 'couple's' present and past point directly at something frightening, and it's called toxic love.
According to a report from The Stir, a couple of very distinct warning signals pertaining to RiRi, Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran indicate the presence of toxic love.
First off, Chris Brown beat the stuffing out of the Where Have You Been singer. She was battered and bruised and he was sentenced in a federal court for his crime. Why would a young woman want to reconcile with someone who caused both emotional and physical pain?
And then there's the third piece in this supposed love triangleÂ—if love even enters into itÂ—and that's Karrueche Tran. She and Chris Brown have dated for about a year and despite constant rumblings about Chris and RiRi hooking up, getting backtogether, enjoying a secret rendezvous and moreÂ—she is still in the picture.
Karrueche Tran reportedly viewed the very public kiss Chris and Ri shared at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards as a 'slap in the face,' and she was 'pissed off' as a result. But guess what? She's still with him. It isn't Rihanna he goes home to at night.
This is an example of toxic love on a three-way street and there's no way it can end well. Whether Chris and RiRi reconcile and Karrueche Tran finds another man or things stay the way they are right nowÂ—something bad is bound to happen.
That's what happens when toxic love is mistaken for the real thing.
How do you think this is all going to end?