Rihanna kisses Chris Brown after receiving MTV Video Music Award
Songstress Rihanna locked lips with hotheaded ex Chris Brown after her performance at Thursday night’s Video Music Awards, prompting speculation rumors about their rekindled romance.
The pair embraced and went in for a quick lip smack as Rihanna, 24, left the stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, after accepting the award for Video of the Year for her song “We Found Love.”
Footage verifying the lip lock prompted speculation there is truth to rumors about the couple’s rekindled romance, despite Brown’s relationship with model Karreuche Tran.
Rihanna called Brown, 23, “the love of her life” in an emotional interview with Oprah Winfrey revealed last month.
“We love each other and we probably always will, and that’s not anything that we’re going to try to change,” she said.
Brown congratulates Rihanna after her win at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night.
The couple split in 2009 after Brown famously assaulted the Barbadian bombshell, leaving her black and blue and with a split lip in graphic photos that leaked online.
The singers have maintained a friendship since the breakup, even collaborating on two tracks this year.
Rihanna’s surprise kiss wasn’t the only shock fans got Thursday night — the singer also debuted a new pixie haircut.