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Anya Geiling, Contributing Writer • April 30, 2024

TWISB: Chris Brown explodes, Rihanna back on IG, and Amanda Bynes tweets

Social media went wild Monday night as Chris Brown started an Instagram fight with “The Real” talk show hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton.

In full attack mode, 25-year-old Brown posted a picture of Bailon with a lengthy caption blasting the two talk show hosts calling them “basic b*tches and ‘thots.’”  The harsh comments left many puzzled as they wondered what triggered Brown’s anger.

A video of “The Real” soon surfaced where the ladies were seen discussing “inter-friend-tions” and used Brown’s relationship with on-and-off again girlfriend Karreuche Tran as an example. In the clip, fellow host Jeannie Mai calls Brown a “bad guy” with Braxton and Bailon chiming in giving their opinion on the couple’s relationship.

Not one to ever hold her tongue, Tamar, immediately clapped back, letting Brown know that she is everything but basic using the hashtag #whenyourgirlhasatalkshowinsteadofcryingaboutyouwhilONone. The hashtag was referring to Karreuche’s appearance on “Just Keke” with KeKe Palmer where she shed tears talking about her difficult relationship with the R&B bad boy.

Of course Brown responded, but this time he posted a video saying that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. It was not long before more fuel was added to the fire as Bailon’s ex-boyfriend Rob Kardashian started following Brown and liked the post attacking the former Cheetah Girl. While Bailon never directly responded to any of the drama, she threw subliminal shade at Brown liking multiple Rihanna pictures.

Adding her two cents before the night was over, Karreuche finally responded after Tamar accused her of being a mute who never stands up for herself. She took to her Instagram, letting all who were watching the beef play out know that she “could care less about the opinion of others.”

Putting an end to all the drama, Brown posted a message Tuesday morning not apologizing but simply reflecting on how he could have handled the situation differently.  While many would hope that Brown would learn to just bite his tongue, he let it be known that it will not be happening anytime soon.

He ended his post saying, “Like I said before, I say what I feel and what I want especially if anyone has an opinion about me and mine. Somedays I’ll be cool and then other days ima roast ya a**.”



RihRih is back, like she never left at all. The self proclaimed bad gal reappeared on Instagram, early Sunday making her “rih-debut.” In the wee hours of the morning, a sultry selfie of the popstar made its way to her 13 million followers, after her six month hiatus from the social media site when her account was allegedly banned back in May.

The 26-year-old singer came back with a bang proving she was truly missed as fans flocked to her pictures leaving tens of thousands of comments using her hashtag #RihUnited and #badgalback.

One can only hope that things play out differently as @badgalriri was suspended the last go around for posting her super sexy photographs from her spread in Lui magazine.

However, it doesn’t look like Rihanna is planning to play it safe as she has already posted racy pictures from her December Esquire UK spread where she is photographed topless in men’s briefs.

Amanda Bynes

Tuesday morning, Amanda Bynes revealed on Twitter that she had been diagnosed as bipolar and was receiving medication. However, hours later she denied it.

Although the tweet came from her verified Twitter account, Bynes claims the series of tweets did not come from her. After sharing her condition, she called the post completely false tweeting, “I was at a friends apartment last night and one of my friends tweeted my phone.” Followed by, “sorry guys!”

Her bipolar disorder announcement  came weeks after she accused her father of physically, mentally and sexually assaulting her; claims that she also later denied when she tweeted on Oct. 10, “My dad never did any of those things. The microchip in my brain made me say those things but he’s the one that ordered them to microchip me.”

As for now, Bynes is having financial problems after a judge granted her parents control over her accounts upon her release from a rehabilitation center, where she was on an involuntary emergency psychiatric hold.

A tweet from the 28-year-old troubled actress’ account read “I got discharged for not being gravely disabled. But i am conserved and my parents only give me $50 dollars a day and it’s really annoying. … I need to get an apartment and my parents won’t give me access to any of my funds.”


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