Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter broke his silence on the Rihanna/Chris Brown alleged domestic violence case on Saturday during the highly trafficked NBA All-Star Weekend.
“This is a real situation. You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that,” Jay-Z said while at “Sprite Green presents the Third Annual Two Kings dinner with Jay-Z and Lebron James.”
The mogul made no mention of guilt or innocence, but simply offered words of encouragement.
“I just think we should all support her. She’s going through a tough time. You have to realize she’s a young girl, as well. She’s very young,” he stated.
Jay-Z was not as open when asked if he had seen Rihanna since the alleged incident and replied, “I don’t want to go into it.”
The remarks of compassion are far different than the US magazine report that Jay-Z labeled Brown a “walking dead man.”
Rihanna’s father, Ronald Fenty, told People magazine that his super start daughter is bruised, but “she will be all right.” He said he spent time with her on Thursday in Barbados.
Chris Brown’s father also spoke to People and said that his son is apologetic about the matter that has marred the singer’s entertainment persona. Clinton Brown of Toppahannock, Virginia said, “He’s reflecting on this situation. He’s very remorseful. He’s very concerned about the situation he wants to make sure that (Rihanna is) okay.”
Ronald Fenty also said that he was happy, the couple’s relationship was over.”The relationship is over and I am pleased. She doesn’t want to speak
to Chris. She is being very brave about things and said that she will
be back on stage performing soon,” Fenty said.
The 20-year-old Rihanna was allegedly attacked on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles by Chris Brown, 19. Brown was subsequently arrested and faces several years in jail. Authorities have yet to formally reveal that Rihanna is actually the victim of the attack.