Rumor that won’t die: Chris Brown, Rihanna

The rumor that Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together persists, despite repeated denials. / Photos: Matt Sayles/AP (l); Rex Features/Via AP (r)

By// Kelley L. Carter

No need to sound the alarm: Chris Brown and Rihanna are NOT back together.

So says his rep, after rumors dusted up that the two pop stars were in Cannes, France rekindling their flame.

Yes, the two both happen to be in the same exact area overseas, but they’re not together. Brown is in town for a music video shoot and Rihanna is hanging out (and breaking her toe, apparently).

Brown’s rep tells this little nugget: “[Chris Brown] is in France to shoot a music video for [the] Swizz Beatz album and Ludacris is in it. It’s Swizz’s song. Karrueche is there with him. … They never broke up. He is not on [Rihanna’s] yacht. There is no Rihanna connection.”

Karrueche Tran is Brown’s current girlfriend, so she can’t be too pleased with these every-other-week rumors about the two famous former flames getting back together.

Rihanna hasn’t said anything publicly about the rumors, but here’s hoping that once she gets on Oprah Winfrey’s couch, she’ll give us some dish. That’s right.

Winfrey confirmed that her next big interview will be with Rihanna for her show on OWN Network.//