Grammy golden couple, Rihanna and Chris Brown both missed the show and their performances for music's biggest night. But the story of why they were absent is what's really causing a stir among the entertainment world.
After leaving (and looking very happy) Clive Davis' annual pre-Grammy party, a witness saw an argument escalate between R&B singer Chris Brown and an unidentified woman (allegedly girlfriend Rihanna). After Brown pulled the car over, the altercation spilled out onto the street where sources say the woman (that E! News identifies as Rihanna) had visible facial injuries, and identified Brown as her attacker.
Rihanna's spokesperson would only say that she missed her performance due to a "traffic mishap" and says "thank you for your concern and support."
Brown, 19, was booked at the Wilshire station around 6:30 p.m. on suspicion of felony domestic battery. His bail was set at $50,000 and he remains in custody at this time.
On a serious note, which is rare for me, this is pretty shocking and sad. If it turns out that this is actually what happened, good luck finding a Chris Brown fan after today.