The drama surrounding Chris Brown's love-triangle with pop songstress Rihanna and model Karrueche Tran appears never-ending, and now one pal close to the "Don't Wake Me Up" crooner insists that Brown just needs some downtime to "chill and breathe" following his Carpe Diem Tour. Despite rumors that the 23-year-old singer is "officially back together" with ex-flame Tran - therefore leaving RiRi in the dust -Brown recently shared an intimate Instagram pick cuddled up with the "Diamonds" songstress (after taking it down just a few minutes later). So what's the deal? Are Brown and Tran dating, is Rihanna celebrating the single life by investing in a lavish new mansion and Porsche, are RiRi and Brown actually together and laughing at all of the breakup and cheating rumors... does anyone even care anymore!
Rihanna recently sent out several rather cryptic tweets and Twitpics, giving fans the idea that things were officially over between her and Brown. Just check out this "Rih-card" the 24-year-old songstress posted this week:
The Barbadian beauty also recently tweeted "never underestimate a man's ability to make you feel guilty for his mistakes" before posting a hand-written letter to fans, where she said, "There's no question that life throws us curve balls, we do our best to deal with them, take the lessons and keep it moving without regrets..."
But what do fans think of this rather adorable, romantic pic posted by Brown on Thursday, Dec. 20?
The R&B crooner removed the Instagram photo moments later. He originally captioned the pic with, "Always started with Breezy, the letter B."
Hmm, is Brown missing his RiRi sidekick?
Maybe... but according to the singer's friends, Brown is exhausted not only from touring, but from all of the Tran/Rihanna relationship drama. All he really wants to do is veg out and sleep:
"The first thing the homie will do when he get to the crib is knock out in his own bed for a few days and watch some TV," a source close to Young Breezy tells Hollywood Life. "He need some of that these days. To chill out and breathe."
And as for that romantic getaway to Barbados with Rihanna over the holidays:
"I just don't know if he trying to go out to Barbados and be with Ri and her family and her crew. That's a tough one just because the way they been going at each other and not talking as much."
Reports have it RiRi recently returned to her beautiful native island to spend Christmas and the New Year with her family - Brown is still welcome to join her if he would like.
One last thing - what about Tran?
"As far as KT goes, she in LA holding it down for him. She making him feel wanted and wants to spend time with him and be with him over Christmas."
Brown may be exhausted and stresses, but at least he's lucky enough to have two beautiful women fighting over his attention! What do Mstarz fans think - should Brown be with Rihanna or Tran? Or should all three of them just go solo for awhile!