The city elected not to build anything over it. Instead they converted the lot into a small park area: fenced in grass browned by the chill of autumn, a young tree struggling to find its place in the concrete jungle, and a statue of Chat Noir with baton extended, ready to fight. Marinette remembered how Theo’s body heaved as he wept over Ladybug’s gloved hands. Chat used to hang out in the studio sometimes, he’d said. He was my friend.
2007>Kylie Jenner (then 9 years old) began appearing in reality TV series Keeping Up With The Kardashians after the rise of older sister Kim’s sex tape.
+In the early seasons, Kylie & sister Kendall appeared briefly, often having short segments on what the two were up to
+Since KUWTK is filmed under multiple camera set ups in the home Kylie was exposed to cameras, fame, and the public very young. In the early seasons of KUWTK, Kylie is often shown trailing behind her older sisters.
Season 1 Episode 1> Kylie is seen dancing on a stripper pole that Kim bought as gift for someone else.
+You can tell by Kylie’s body language she wants to impress Kim (who is watching and laughing) it seems childlike and innocent.
+Because Kim’s sex tape had surfaced, the family always had a light hearted way of discussing sex - dialogue between them was always open minded.
Season 1 KUWTK (2007)>Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe do a Girls Gone Wild shoot, Kim gets cover of Playboy, Khloe gets DUI, and nude photos of Kourtney leak.
+Kylie was exposed to these things. I doubt she knew the consequences because for the family, money and fame always fixed it, it seemed ok.
+KUWTK always portrayed the family to be very close. Kylie admired her sisters and wanted to emulate them. Kim was seen as a sex symbol.
2007-08>Kylie appears at age appropriate events (MTV, charity campaigns, kids choice awards)
Season 3 KUWTK(2009)>Kris & Bruce’s marriage start showing signs of stress. Bruce gets plastic surgery. Kylie starts experimenting with makeup.
(Above is a picture of Kylie posing from an old Myspace profile)
Season 4, Episode 8: KUWTK (2010)>Kylie starts showing signs of jealousy over Kendall.
+In this episode, then Bruce Jenner says to Kylie “your time will come.” In a very dismissive way. I imagine she felt very inadequate.
Season 5 KUWTK(2010)>Kim receives Botox & openly discusses it with her family. Furthering showing then 13 year old Kylie that procedure is an option.
2011>Tyga performs at Kendall’s birthday bash, probably when he first met Kylie (who was on stage)
+The body language in the video shows Kylie appearing almost star struck over Tyga while sister Kendall just enjoys the moment.
Season 6 KUWTK (2011)>Kylie, then 14, takes shift from “tween” to teen. Scott trying to become her manager.
2011-14>As Kylie gets older the focus becomes more on her personal brand, and is pictured alone more than ever.
In 2013> She was caught stealing Kim’s clothes
2013>Kylie’s clothing line with sister Kendall launches in Pacsun stores worldwide
She and Kendall launch shoe & handbag line for Steve Madden
Makes acting debut in promo for ‘Toronto'
Launched her hair extension line with Bellami Hair
+The more limelight Kylie receives, the more blogs/ gossip sites she’s on, thus giving people a platform to bash the teen with hateful comments.
2014>It was around this time that Kylie began getting into lip liner and matte lipstick to enhance her lips.
April 2014>Kylie dismisses plastic surgery rumors with a series of tweets:
May 2014>Kylie posts “no makeup” selfies, and her lips still look fuller in comparison to older photos: public speculates she’s lying.
July 2014>Tyga starts popping up in Kylie’s Instagram photos
July 2014>Tyga starts popping up in Kylie’s Instagram photos (who is 7 years older than Kylie)
August 2014>A month after Tyga is seen on Kylie’s Instagram, him and Blac Chyna announce their breakup.
2014>Kendall starts making debuts on runways (Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Chanel)
Sep. 2014>Around the time of Kendall’s debut success, Kylie plumps her lips bigger than they ever were before that
Sep. 2014>The uneven surface of Kylie’s lips are a tell-tale sign of fillers. People leave comments on her Instagram bashing her “juvederm scars”.
Sep-Oct 2014>The more people talk about Kylie’s lips the bigger they get
+The bigger her lips get the more the public bash her. Making memes to further bash her changing appearance.
October 2014>After receiving so much hateful backlash, Kylie addresses her lips once again on Twitter.
October 27, 2014>After receiving so much hateful backlash, Kylie addresses her lips once again on Twitter.
October 2014>Kylie and Tyga grace each other’s Instagram’s. On Halloween the two celebrate together, dressing as chuckie and bride.
September 2014>Kris and then Bruce Jenner announce their divorce.
2014>Then Bruce starts making changing to appearance and has gotten rid of his Adam’s apple. The public scrutinizes.
+Kylie’s parents are now divorced and Dad undergoing a series of changes. Thus giving the public another thing to speculate. Imagine what it felt like for Kylie to watch her parents be ripped to shreds by hateful onlookers + gossip blogs.
November 2014>Kylie is asked directly about her lips for the first time ever during a red carpet event.
+Kylie says the comments/ hate towards her lips has become “too much”. Mind you, she’s 17 at this time.
Late 2014>Kendall is gaining more notoriety as a high fashion model, while sister Kylie is only Recieving attention from Tyga and continuously changing lips.
December 2014>Kylie uploads selfie to Instagram showing the increase of fullness in her lips.
December 11, 2014>Kylie takes to twitter again to bash rumors or being pregnant with Tyga’s child.
Dec-Feb 2014>Tyga and Kylie are pictured everywhere together (charity events, backstage, and Grammy parties)
>Somewhere around this time Khloe openly admits she supports her sis. Thus giving a 17 year old validation that surgery is ok.
January 2015>By this time Kylie’s lips had increased in size yet again.
January 2015>In an episode of KUWTK, Kendall and Kim tell Kylie she may have gone “overboard” with her lips and that they looked too big.
January 2015>Kylie tells Cosmopolitan magazine she “didn’t get plastic surgery”. Despite obvious signs. Why was a 17 year old on COSMO? Anyway…
+By Feburary 2015 Kylie’s lips had increased in size again:
+Drake drops “6pm in New York” throwing shots at Tyga for dating underage Kylie
+Amber Rose does interview for The Breakfast Club disapproving of the relationship
-Although Amber was focusing on Tyga’s role as the adult in her interview, but Khloe steps in on Twitter:
February 17, 2015>Tyga does interview w breakfast club stating he is not dating Kylie.
February 20, 2015>3 days later Kanye tells breakfast club Tyga was “smart for getting in with Kylie” thus putting them under more speculation.
February 20, 2015>The same day as the Kanye interview, Tyga posts pic of Kylie to his Instagram. The public was convinced.
March 6, 2015> New ring on Kylie’s finger sparks engagement rumors.
March 13, 2015> Tyga professes love for Kylie on Instagram: “certain things catch your eye, but only few catch your heart”
April 13 2015>Kylie tells Grazia magazine that she denies plastic surgery rumors, despite obvious increase.
April 2015>Caitlyn (once Bruce) Jenner comes out as transgender. Kylie and Caitlyn receive praise…but scrutiny too.
>At this point Kylie is undergoing a lot of emotional trauma. Public relationship with older boyfriend, parents split, dad comes out as transgender. As a means to tuck away all of her distress, Kylie probably started focusing solely on her personal appearance. It is easy to get lost in yourself and become obsessed with your appearance, but this often times means someone is hiding emotional suffering.
>The more Kylie’s personal life became unraveled, the more her face changed.
May 2015>Clips for an upcoming KUWTK are released. Kylie admits to having lip fillers.
>Following the release of the clips, plastic surgeons from all over weigh in on what other work Kylie may have received:
July 26, 2015> “I Am Cait” premieres in E! Documenting Caitlyn Jenner’s gender transition.
+Following the release, critics weigh in saying it appears “scripted” or “fake”. Fans say Kylie doesn’t appear happy.
August 2015(now)>Kylie will be turning 18 on August 10th, (2 days away from this original blog post date) Whose to say where her transformation will go.
After reading this thread I hope I portrayed Kylie’s life in a relatable way. She is still so very young. I hope to change the narrative.
Kat was in the middle of working her soon-to-launched clothing line when she heard something from outside, “What was that?” Kat opened the door of her new apartment to see what the commotion was about, “Is everything okay?” she asked the person outside.
Hayes Grier imagine where your at his photoshoot or something and your going through his phone and see he was talking to his ex again and it ends up as a fight in the parking lot and ends in a makeout session also on the parking lot?
“Okay now tilt your head just a little to the left.” the photographer instructed.
My boyfriend Hayes had a photoshoot and he asked me to tag along. Of course I said yes, I get sneak peeks at some of his potentially released professional shots. I loved seeing Hayes at his photoshoots. He’s kinda shy at first but it’s cute.
We were currently in this weird but fancy-like modeling building where a lot of different celebs and reality tv stars have gotten their pictures taken as well. The room we were in was pretty big too. It had a lot of side rooms and even some that were hidden with doors you wouldn’t expect to be doors.
Hayes’ photoshoot was for his clothing line that he launched with Nash and Cameron, United XXVI. They weren’t here though because these were individual shots.
“Alright Hayes, take a 5 minute break and then we’ll head to a different room, alright?”
“Sounds good.” Hayes replied.
“So how’s your photoshoot going?” I asked.
“Pretty good. Really excited to jump in that foam pit over there.”
“You’re such a child.” I said grinning.
“Haha I know I know but you love me.” he said.
“That I do.” I giggled.
“Alright babe, I gotta head back. Watch my phone for me.” he said kissing me on the cheek.
“Okay.” I replied.
I grabbed Hayes’ phone and turned it on. I smiled at his lockscreen. It was a really cute picture we took together in the middle of a meadow. There was another photoshoot he was at with his original photographer, Bryant, and while on break he decided to take a picture of us. I love that picture. I unlocked Hayes’ phone and went straight to the games he had. I settled on temple run and was content with that for a while.
About 10 mins into my game, Hayes got a notification saying he had 4 unread texts. I know I shouldn’t go through his texts but just seeing who it was wouldn’t hurt. He would still have the little notification bubble with the number in it. I opened his texts and saw 4 threads. One with his mom, his brother, one of his friends, and…I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Hayes was still getting texts from his ex-girlfriend. I think her name was Nicole or something like that. (A/N: No hate to any of you lovelies named Nicole, I just made it up).
I decided to read the texts anyways to see if he responded to any of her texts, and sure enough he did. It’s like they had a secret relationship with each other behind my back.
N: Heyy ;)
H: What’s up sweetheart?
N: Just lonely :(
N: So what’s up?
H: I’m with Y/N right now
N: Oh, maybe hang out another time? Maybe see a movie? It’d be cool to hang out again! Last time was fun :)
H: Sounds fun. And yeah it was.
N: Then it’s a date
H: lol sure
N: Text me when you’re free. We can plan it!
I can’t believe this. Hayes knows I don’t like her. Not because she’s his ex, well partially because she’s his ex, but mainly because we just never got along. She was always a stuck up prep and her voice was so annoying. She’s so fake and I honestly don’t know how Hayes even dated her.
But seriously, why was he texting her? They broke up for a reason. Doesn’t she know that broken up means not together anymore? That means don’t talk, text, call, email, twitter dm, nothing. Especially if he’s taken and she knows it. AND THEN what does she mean by ‘again’? They’ve hung out before? Behind my back? Hayes has got some explaining to do.
I exited it out of the messages app and locked Hayes’ phone back. Hayes walked over and set his eyes on me. I refused to look at him. I got up and walked outside to the parking lot. I stood next to the car deciding if I wanted to continue to ignore him and discuss it at home or address the situation now, but looks like I didn’t have much of a choice since I felt a hand on my shoulder turn me around, to come face to face with the boy I was mad at right now.
“Hey, what’s wrong?” he questioned.
“You is what’s wrong.” I replied narrowing my eyes.
“What did I do?” I started to feel bad because he was genuinely confused and looked like he didn’t want to start anything with me but I stood my ground.
“Well, I was just playing on your phone after you left from break and came across the fact that you’re still talking to Nicole.” I said.
“Really? That’s why your mad at me?” he asked laughing a bit.
“This isn’t funny Hayes. You know how I feel about her. It’s as if you guys have some type of secret relationship behind my back! Especially since apparently you guys have hung out before.”
“First of all, i’d never cheat on you Y/N. Second, since when do you have control over who I talk to? And third, it was one time and our moms were hanging out.” he asked.
“Exactly. You’ve never had control over who I talk to, when I talk to them, how I talk to them, and you never will.” Hayes said raising his voice a little.
“First of all don’t yell at me. Second of all, you’re right I dont, but as your girlfriend you could at least have a little more respect for me. I don’t bitch to you about anything else Hayes. You know how I feel about her.” I shouted.
“No you listen. And you listen good. Ever since the 2nd grade her and I have been enemies. We’ve never gotten a long. And you know this. You know that she always made an effort to fuck everything up for me.” I said.
Hayes shifted his weight as if he were uncomfortable. But I didn’t care, he was going to listen.
“Any friends that I had, she stole them too. I ran for school president, she ran too and bribed her way to victory. I had a party, she had one the same day and invited everyone. I never had anything Hayes. And all I ask of you is to stay away from her because she’s evil and she’s just trying to take you away from me.” I explained.
Hayes looked at me wearily. He came closer to me and cupped my face.
“You know no one could ever take me away from you.” he murmured.
“But someone can!”, I exclaimed, “And that scares me because I know you can do so much better than me. She’s always been the go-to girl for everything. And on top of that, she’s your ex! Haven’t you seen the movies? The guy always ends up going back to the ex girlfriend because-”
I was cut off by a soft but familiar pair of lips on mine. Hayes wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled my closer to him. I wrapped my arms around his neck held him tighter if that was even possible. Our lips fit together like puzzle pieces. I ran my hands through Hayes’ hair as he kissed me. I felt like the world was spinning but in a good funny fuzzy way.
We finally broke apart for air. I stared into Hayes’ eyes as his icy blue ones gazed into mine.
“I can’t picture myself doing something like that with Nicole…ever,” he said caressing my hips, “I broke up with Nicole for a reason. And if you pay attention to the ending of those movies, you’ll notice that the guy ends up realizing his mistake and leaves the ex girl for the current girl, because the current girl, is the real winner.”
I bit my lip as I realized he was right. I smiled widely at him causing him to smile back.
“I’m sorry,” I apologized, “for blowing up on you and accusing you of cheating.”
“It’s okay babe you had every right to feel that way. I’m sorry for not taking your feelings into consideration. I didn’t think Nicole was all that bad after we talked things through. But if it really bothers you, I won’t hang out with her.”
“Hayes that’s sweet, but like you said, I don’t have control over who you talk to and it’s fine if you hang with her. But the moment something doesn’t feel right, i’m going to be right on it.” I warned.
“Haha okay babe.” Hayes agreed pecking my lips.
“When’s my photoshoot?”
(A/N): I’m so sorry this is late! I lost track of time! But special thanks to the anon who requested! I really enjoyed writing this! Thanks to everyone who read, I really hope you all enjoyed this as well. So um yeah. Love you guys <3
Chris Brown got his first tattoo when he was just 13-years-old. It’s a portrait of Jesus Christ with musical notes to represent his God-given gift to sing. Thirteen years later, that gift has allowed the Grammy-winning singer to become one of the most dominant forces in music.
Today, these two worlds, tattoos and music, continue to be an important part of his life, but there’s even more to celebrate. Now he’s a father to Royalty, whom he named his latest album after. He calls her “an amazing plus” in his life and beams when he talks about her. He’s also got a newly launched clothing line, Black Pyramid, an upcoming documentary, “Welcome to My Life,” and he’s balancing all of this while being one of the most-talked-about celebs in the game.
In the middle of his busy schedule, CB sat down with Urban Ink to talk about his love for Royalty, music, ink, art and fashion. He also discussed his fearlessness, his upbringing, and how he maintains a youthful spirit, thanks to his creativity.
Urban Ink: Art is a really important part of your life. Can you tell us about some of your early influences?
Chris Brown: As a kid, your imagination is very fertile. So, growing up in the early ‘90s, I was influenced by everything from “The [Big Bad] Beetleborgs,” “Biker Mice from Mars,” “Street Sharks,” Animorphs books and Harry Potter books. All that had an effect on my creativity, my music, my art, even down to what I wear. For me, it’s more about just having fun and living with an adolescent vibe.
You talk about how creativity influences not only your tattoos and your art, but also your fashion. You got the Black Pyramid [clothing] line going. What inspired that concept?
I was always one of those kids that equated fashion with the first day of school or Christmas or the last day of school. Looking at the Eastbay [catalog], I always wanted to be one of those kids that liked ‘90s urban hip-hop culture. Admittedly, I’ve always been a fan of that. I think, with my clothing line, I tried to grasp that kind of concept, but also give my fans and my core audience a chance to see what type of clothes I like, the type of stuff that I’m into and clothing that’s actually affordable. My price range is like H&M and Zara prices, so I’m not trying to crush my consumers. I want them to be able to build the brand with me. Slowly roll out pieces and hopefully some small collabs will come out. I’m just getting my feet wet in the fashion industry. I want them to be able to see that I’m actually authentic and genuine about it. Not just trying to do it because it looks nice.
And it’s unisex, too. Why was that an important point for you?
You never can count anybody out. I believe much of my success has been female-based. Recently I’ve started getting more male fans. I wanted to do a clothing line that everybody could wear. I tell people all the time, I’m not running for president. Just like when I do my albums, it’s a choice. So if you want it, you can have it.
Talking about Eastbay took me back to when I would look at it. We’d imagine, “If we can pick one shoe from every page…” What was the shoe for you that took sneakers to the next level?
When we were coming up, we were poor, so we only had two pairs of shoes. You would get either high top or low top, a white Air Force 1 and a pair of Timbs, wheat or black, or vice versa. And they were your shoes for the year and, hopefully, your moms made a little money so you could get some basketball shoes and just maybe you could customize them on Eastbay to be your school colors. I might have done that once. So the shoes for me were basic. You would get some regular Vans or Chuck Taylors and trash them and then go to school every day and be cool. We kind of made everything work for us.
Yeah. It took me back, too. You’d get that one shoe growing up. However, later in your (young) life when you can pretty much buy any sneaker you want is there a shoe you still are looking for? A holy grail of a sneaker?
I’m not really looking for a holy grail of a sneaker. I have always believed “fresh” is you either got it or you don’t. I don’t wake up in the morning and say, “Cool. I can wear blue denims with this ripped up shirt.” That’s overthinking. Whatever you feel like emotionally, that’s the clothes you’re gonna wear. You wear the clothes; you can’t let the clothes wear you.
The big white T’s?
Yeah, the six-X. Everybody went through a phase in his or her culture. White T’s for our era is like bell-bottoms for people in the ‘70s. So you get to this phase and now you’re seeing everybody start to be more creative and figuring out their own kind of sense of fashion and style or even just trying shit out. Fuck it.
Today we were obviously listening to a lot of your music. You’ve got some straight R&B and some rhymin’. That’s something that’s evolved throughout your career. Can you tell us how you approach those tracks differently, from a traditional R&B song to a Hip-Hop track?
Well, it’s easy: fearlessness. It’s not arrogance; it’s fearlessness. People dog themselves before they give themselves an opportunity to fail. So I think they let other people’s insecurities bring their doubts down. I don’t let that stop anything I’m doing. It’s never worked out for me in the past, so I think that listening to myself and focusing on what I needed to do puts me in that category. So if I wanted to rap or if I wanted to yodel, I think I would have just done it anyway with the confidence of me saying, “I’m gonna do it.” People usually have a lack of confidence due to insecurities. Once again, it’s not arrogance. It’s just being very aware and fearless of doing things or willing to try.
You’ve turned some of your own art into tattoos. Can you take us through how that usually works for you, from conception to finish.
Usually, it just comes from us partying or being in some exciting environment. Mostly it’s just having fun. For me, I don’t try to focus too much on particulars when getting a tattoo. Granted sometimes it has a deep meaning, like a milestone, and sometimes it’s just a stepping-stone in my life. I’ll look at a tattoo and say, “Oh, I remember where I was at when I got this tattoo.” Those moments are captured within the tattoos. I believe overthinking is probably what most people do, so I just try to let it flow. I use that same philosophy when I am getting my own artwork tattooed on me. I give my tattoo artist a lot of freedom.
Is there one [tattoo] in particular that you remember getting when you look at it?
Everyone always remembers their first tattoo. My first tattoo was a Jesus with musical notes. Basically signifying that God gave me the gift to sing. I was 13, but my mom didn’t know I got it. When she saw it, she went crazy, like, “What are you doing?” I showed her. I said, “It’s Jesus, mama, look.” So she kind of cooled down, but I still got in trouble.
What’s the latest ink you’ve got?
The latest ink I’ve got is probably my head.
That was big news, but based on this interview you strike us as someone who just got it spur-of-the-moment.
It’s just whatever. People want shock value. If I went outside butt-naked tomorrow, it would be headline news. But for me, the bull symbolizes the Taurus I am and the Aphrodite, the Goddess of all women. My stubbornness always makes me attracted to those types of females. So that’s me (the bull) chasing Aphrodite.
At some point, are you going get your back done? That’s a spot where you’ve got some space.
Yeah, I’ll probably get my back done. I’ve got a couple artists that I’m looking at. I’m gonna put my daughter on my back, her whole body. I’m trying to make some ill portrait shit.
Do you have a favorite artist?
Nah, man. Art is what you make it. I can appreciate everybody’s art. Tattoo artists are like fine artists and there’s no first place in the art world to me. Everybody has his or her own unique style. It’s almost like there’s no first place in music. You may get a number-one record, but everybody’s got a shot at the next number one spot. That holds true for all types of artists, too. I travel a lot. I’ll roll into a city and see a strike-up and it was done by some regular local guy. Yet its got so much can control and the execution is done so ill that you’ll be like, “I like that more than what I just saw in the gallery down the street that had an $80,000 price tag on it.” For me it’s all about expression, man. If I can feel the energy through the painting, then I’m fucking with it. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on some back alley wall or a posh Fifth Avenue gallery.
You have the reputation of a rebel. What would you say to your fans about that?
I would just say that I would rather be an inspiration and not a role model. Make your own decisions. You don’t have to rebel just to rebel. You don’t have to accept just to accept. If you want to get a tattoo, if you think that’s your thing, then that’s cool. I personally think that now, not having a tattoo is kind of like a statement in itself. Our generation is gonna be old, tatted, and we’re gonna look so dope. So, it’s a choice. When my fans can say, “I want to get tatted or I don’t want to get tatted.” I don’t look at them any differently.
Now that you’re a dad, we know a lot of fathers who say you’re just never the same after you see your baby. What has Royalty taught you?
When I look at her, I see myself. I see a better version of myself. I just see her future. There’s no need to go backwards. At the end of the day, you learn that life is all about choices. Life is about responsibility and, actually, life is about love. Seeing my daughter embodies everything that I need to feel a sense of fulfillment and believe in myself. Being able to have her in my life, it’s just been amazing.
Desperate for an update, we caught up with Storybrooke’s savior Morrison and she promised us that Hook and Emma will continue to grow closer as this season continues.“[Hook] is definitely becoming a part of her life,” the actress revealed to E! News' Marc Malkin Wednesday night on the red carpet for Zooey Deschanel’s Tommy Hilfiger clothing line launch.
You name it; she had accomplished it in a very short period of time. Now coming up on her 29th birthday she finally had a chance to take a break from the hectic life she very much enjoyed. Nothing could ever compare to being on a stage but she also valued her freedom away from the lights and gawking eyes of an audience. She loved being Rihanna but nothing could compare to just being able to be Robyn. Sometimes she wanted to just give up everything if it meant she could just be Robyn for the rest of her life but soon dismissed it knowing that she loved being an entertainer almost just as much, as long as it was on her terms. She wouldn’t be Rihanna if she didn’t have complete say in every aspect of her life. But now was not the time to dwell on her career or even think of her next business venture. Right now all she wanted, needed to do was enjoy her freedom and just be Robyn.
Laying out on a private beach resort located in Fiji, Robyn gazed out into the vast ocean as she allowed the island breeze to blow through her hair. She had only been on the island for a couple days but had discovered this was the first time she felt at peace in a long time. There were no cameras, no voices screaming her name, no one begging for an interview, it was just her, a beautiful beach, and her closest family and friends enjoying the spoils of her riches. For the first time in her life she truly had no plans. She decided that she was going to take this break seriously and do nothing but relax. Her work phones had been shut off until further notice and only a hand full of people knew how to get in touch with her but only if it was extremely important. Other than that everyone she wanted to talk to or be around had joined her on this vacation. She was thankful that everyone she asked agreed to join her because she really didn’t give them any type of time schedule for when the trip would end. She figured it would be over when she was ready to go back until then everyone should just enjoy themselves. She dug her toes into the sand allowing the natural warmth to sooth her skin. She absolutely loved the beach, the sand being one her favorite parts. She pushed her hands into the white granules and drug them up around her body leaving an outline of her bottom. Who knew something so simple could bring such joy to the singer as a wide smile covered her face. She focused her attention back out onto the beautiful clear greenish blue hue of the water with her mind wandering.
So much had changed for the Barbadian beauty over the last three years. She had gained so much career wise but had great loses when it came to her personal life. The Rihanna side of her life had been perfect from hit movies to record breaking album sales. The anticipation for R8 had everyone on edge when she pulled a Beyonce, secretly releasing it without even a single, causing it to shoot immediately to number one on the Billboard charts and stay there. The tour she ensued on after the release was like no other and was still being talked about even after a year and a half. She worked her ass off and made sure no one could deny the great business woman and professional she had become. Deals were flowing in by the boatload and she was making more money in one year than she had made over years of her career. She was very thankful and always remained humble throughout all her blessings. She had so many things going on career wise that she almost forgot about herself. Her real self. Where Rihanna shined, Robyn suffered. Being so busy left little to none of a real social life outside of her celebrity. Sometimes she wanted to do things without the threat of paparazzi following her or making up some story about who she was around or why she was there. Then there was one major thing that suffered as her time became more limited. Chris.
Deciding to keep things platonic between the two until both of them were in a space where they could truly work on being together, timing wasn’t much of a factor seeing as though they spent most of it on the phone and not in person. But once Chris was finally off probation and the American leg of his tour had ended he wanted to spend his month and half break with Robyn. Unfortunately her schedule wouldn’t permit such a distraction and that’s exactly what he was when around her. There was something about being in his presence that made her never want to leave. She couldn’t think unless it involved him and to be honest she really didn’t want to. He penetrated her mind, body and soul when he was around in the physical and honestly with everything she had going on she really couldn’t risk such temptation. Of course Chris felt some type of way. Once again he felt like she was putting her career before him, before their love, knowing that if the shoe was on the other foot he wouldn’t hesitate to pick her. This made things very difficult for the two and before she could try to make him understand he walked away from the situation all together. He made the choice for her and decided if he couldn’t have all of her then he didn’t want any of it. She tried for weeks, months, but to no avail. He wouldn’t return her phone calls, emails and denied all of her request on social media. He had had his friends and family basically blacklist her from their lives. She still spoke to his mother frequently. That was one thing he would never be able to take away from her because he knew how important that relationship was for them. She would try to sneak in little questions or turn the conversation in a way that would get Joyce to let her know how he was doing but Mama J never faltered respecting her son’s wishes. For the very first time since she had known him, he had really walked away from her. He had finally decided he was done. She didn’t take his actions lightly either because to know Christopher, you know he could never stay mad at her for too long and no matter how upset he was with her he always came back but this time he wasn’t showing any signs of returning and it broke her in a way never imaginable. She dove head first into her work and became a mystery outside of it. Her interactions outside of her career became less and less. Once everything was said and done she vowed that she’d never allow her work to come in between another personal relationship. Hearing her name being called down the beach she blinked away the tears that had fallen, quickly wiping at her face going to join the festivities taken place with her people.
Chris and a few of his closest cousins sat at the bar located right outside his vacation villa. After riding the high of his super successful Between the Sheets tour, followed by Fan of a Fan album and tour he had damn well earned himself this vacation. It was great being in a place with just his family in tow celebrating all his success after years of being held back due to his legal issues. Chris was no longer allowing his past to keep him down so he made the conscious decision once his tour ended to get rid of everything and anyone that did not impact his life in a positive way. First change he made was move the hell out of LA. He still had the house out in Malibu for when he’d be in California on business but he had moved most of his cars and belongings back to VA. He normally traveled back and forth between Virginia and New York, seeing as though he bought out an old brownstone and renovated it into his own personal sanctuary. The beautiful home consisted of four floors, 5 bedrooms, 6 and ½ baths, theater room and a basement in which he had turned into a studio/personal gym. The second major change he made was getting rid of the unneeded baggage in his life. The LA crew that spent so much time supporting his lifestyle that was headed in the wrong direction had slowly started to pick themselves off one at a time. Kid Red and Wackstar pretty much showed their true colors while out on tour with Chris when he wouldn’t put up with their blatant disrespect of some of his fans and personal staff. Last time he checked he was the only superstar here so for Red and Wack to be on diva status with the demands they were making during the tour he knew he had to send them packing. Karrueche and her minions were next to get X’d off the list. He had tried to make it work with her, he really did but the more time he spent with her the harder it became to ignore her true motives. She was no longer in the relationship because of love or anything like that but honestly neither was he. Instead she was steady looking for a come up and he was tired of her using his name for fame. She first acted as if she could survive without him and went on a mini “Chris Brown broke my heart tour.” Going on every radio show and blog she could in order to tell her side of the story but this time the public wasn’t buying her act because they truly did see the change in Chris and her words had no affect because his actions showed different. After unsuccessfully trying to soil his name in order to up hers she soon came to her senses and knew no one was checking for her without him or another celebrity by her side. Even Christina Millian’s attempts to keep her in the spotlight failed and now she was back to begging Chris to take her back. Too bad for her, he was all out of patience for anything that involved her and cut all ties from the girl. Lastly he tried to make things right with Robyn but things didn’t go as planned and instead of chasing her like he normally does he decided maybe it was time that he set her free, so that’s what he did.
Now in the good company of his family he watched as the resort venue filled with people dressed like ancient Greeks for the Greek costume party being held for the night. Chris was dressed as no other than Zeus, the God of all Gods. He wore a white toga with gold accessories that went down to his mid-thigh and draped over his shoulder showing off his impeccable body. His hair had grown out into wavy curls shaped up to perfection and facial hair groomed just as well. He wore a gold laurel wreath around his head that looked great with his curls. His ears sparkled with canary stones almost as bright as his smile. Not straying too far from himself he decided instead of wearing a traditional sandal that he’d opt out for a pair of Air Jordan IV “Gold Medal” White and gold as his footwear. His family members laughed at him being the only one there in a pair of sneakers but he wouldn’t be Christopher he wasn’t different from everyone else. After taking back a couple of shots with the boys he decided to hit the dance floor and show out. He was having the time of his life dancing with family and the people frequenting the party until his eyes landed on a real life goddess. There was no other way to describe her. Even though he couldn’t see her face, he knew that she had to beautiful just based off the energy she gave off. He felt her before his eyes landed on her. She had a caramel complexion which seemed to shine like gold the way the lights bounced of her skin. Her hair was jet black and flowed down her back in loose almost wavy curls. Her costume left little to the imagination as she wore a simple white thinly strapped cropped top with gold body jewelry. She had gold cuffs around her biceps and wrists. The tiny white toga like skirt stopped just below the curve of her ass and her legs, damn, those long beautiful legs had his mouth watering. She finished it off with a pair of Tom Ford white and gold single strapped heels. Biting his bottom lip he smoothly made his way over to the beauty until she turned around facing him and stopping him dead in his tracks.
Robyn was enjoying a night out with Melissa, Sonita, Leandra, and a few of her cousins at a party at the private beach resort she was staying at. All of her girls were at the bar ordering more shots while she decided to go to the dance floor. Something in the night air was calling her to the floor and she couldn’t deny it as her feet moved her in that direction. Swaying her body back and forth and whining her hips to the music with her eyes closed, she suddenly felt a presence around her that she hadn’t in a very long time. Making a half turn and opening her eyes she came face to face with the force that must have been calling her body to the dance floor. They stood almost four feet away from each other but she could swear she could hear his heartbeat as if it were right under her ear. Unconsciously her body started to guide her to him as if she was floating through the air. In a blink of an eye she was standing directly in front of him staring into his deep maple brown orbs. He went to open his mouth to speak but nothing came out. Lowering his head in frustration he was caught off guard when he felt her hands grab his face and smash her lips to his. The shock finally wearing off, he gripped her waist firmly and pulled her into his body deepening the kiss as she opened her mouth to allow his tongue access. It had been so long since she had been kissed like that and it had been just as long since he kissed someone with so much passion. Wanting, no needing to be closer he wrapped his strong arms up and around her body until his hand grabbed the back of her neck forcing his tongue deeper in her mouth. She moaned out into his throat feeling her knees go weak from the intensity of their kiss. Both of them seemed to be on fire desperately touching and groping every inch of flesh they could as if they had a time limit on how long they could be in this positon.
Feeling the need for air, Chris pulled back first releasing her bottom lip with a pop. Robyn kept her eyes closed as she leaned her forehead against his and took in shallow breaths. She didn’t want to open them for fear that he would be gone when she did. She had dreamed and wished for this moment so many sleepless nights and now that it was here she wasn’t sure she trusted herself enough to believe that is was real. She felt his hands slide down her until they rested on the small of her back. She felt him exhale against her lips and then lean forward gently, almost barely peck her lips. The world seemed to have stopped in the moment they laid eyes on each other and now after the kiss it felt as if they were the only two people on earth. There was no party, no music, and no people, just Robyn and Christopher and the sounds of their hearts beating in sync with each other. Finally letting her eyes flutter open slowly she smiled at the sight before her. It seems as though Chris must have been feeling the same way as her because his eyes were still clenched shut and his mouth was slightly parted breathing deeply.
“I missed you. I miss you, even right now with you standing in front of me, I still miss you.” Her smile grew as she watched his mouth move waiting for his eyes to open to meet her gaze.
“I…I don’t know what to do with myself right now cus I’m afraid if I open my eyes this won’t be real, you won’t be here.” He breathed out harshly frustrated by the possibility of this being a fantasy.
“Open your eyes baby.” Robyn said kissing his nose. Chris slowly complied as his eyes popped open staring into hers.
”Hi.” She smiled.
“Hey” He smiled back.
Not feeling the need for anymore conversation she grabbed his face kissing him gently before taking his hand in hers and leading him away from the party. Once out of earshot and sight of other party goers, Robyn released his hand running down the dimly lit beach removing her clothes until she was nude and the waves of the ocean crashed against her small frame. It didn’t take Chris long to snap out of his wonderment and follow her lead joining her naked in the ocean. He scooped her up in his arms wrapping her body around him and kissed her like it was last thing he would ever do. She couldn’t contain the overwhelming feeling of peace as his mouth attached to hers in a dreamy passionate kiss. Pulling away just for a moment she looked down into his eyes seeing her love reflected back at her and softly kissed his lips while saying “I love you”. He returned the gesture right before he slipped himself inside of her and made love to the only woman to ever truly have his heart right then and there in the ocean.
The sun had just rose as it began to peak through the curtains of Chris’s villa. Normally he would have been upset by being awoken by such bright light in the morning but he really didn’t mind due to the way the rays bounced off the body covering his. He looked down into the sleeping face of his Bajan beauty kissing her forehead. For the first time since being off probation Chris finally felt at peace and vowed never to let this feeling go which meant never letting Robyn go.