The Sun hears that Rihanna’s friends released the photo of the beaten singer following her alleged assault by the hands of Chris Brown after he issued an “arrogant” apology, which he failed to mention Rihanna by name or explicitly acknowledge he did anything wrong.
“The picture is shocking enough to put pressure on Chris to take more responsibility,” a pal told the British tabloid. “They also know reaction to the picture could kill his career. Rihanna was appalled by his apology and his behavior since the incident.”
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