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Rihanna And Chris Brown Sit Together At Lakers-Knicks Game

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After months of sorta public kisses, rumors and Instagram photos, singers Rihanna and Chris Brown appeared at tonight's Lakers game vs. the Knicks at the Staples Center.

This is the pair's first public appearance together since Brown beat Rihanna in 2009. Brown, who apologized publicly for the assault, pleaded guilty to the attack and was sentenced to five years probation, plus taking a year-long domestic violence workshop.

According to TMZ, "The two arrived to the arena in the same car earlier today, but got out of the vehicle separately. They eventually met up inside and sat down together in their courtside seats."

Rihanna had been in the Barbados before Christmas; Radar Online reports that she "hot footed it back" to be with Brown. A source also tells Radar that Rihanna's mentor Jay-Z is unhappy about the developments:

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Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn't understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about. Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever. Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions. He can't fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn't forget what Chris did to her. Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to her young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn't care, she is going to do what she wants.