Most Iconic VMA Moments: Rihanna and Chris Brown Sneak a Smooch in 2012
Rihanna and Chris Brown Make the 2012 VMAs... InterestingLet's be real: the 2012 VMAs weren't exactly the most memorable in the show's history. Sure, everyone praised Frank Ocean's performance, and it was a great night to be a One Direction fan, but nothing from last year really stands out. In fact, last year's ceremony was the least-watched ceremony in years, probably because no one showed up wearing a meat dress or kissed Madonna on the mouth.
There is one thing, though... Rihanna and Chris Brown "accidentally" (???) took the rekindling of their romance public! Rumors of a reconciliation had been circulating for a few weeks, but Rihanna had recently told Oprah that, though she still loved him, they were not dating.
The story goes like this: Rihanna and Chris split in 2009 after he assaulted her. While that would be the end of the story for regular couples, we're talking about celebrities. This means that we're more interested in a bloated star-crossed lovers epic than a clear-cut ending. There had been hints here and there for years that perhaps the couple wasn't over over, but it wasn't until last year's VMAs that people really began to think they were back together for reals.
For a short time after the cameras caught the kiss, the couple continued to downplay their "on again" relationship. Of course, the pair did eventually get back together officially, much to the blogosphere's simultaneous delight (TRAFFIC!) and disgust (ABUSE!). Things got super official at the 2013 Grammy Awards when the pair attended as a couple. How cute.
They are currently "off again," which is probably for the best. But who knows what this year's VMAs might bring...
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