There were many ooh's and ah's, exciting moments and disappointments at the Grammy Awards last night, but nothing was more disappointing than the pre-Grammy events starring 20 year old Rihanna and 19 year old Chris Brown. Although both were nominated for 5 awards collectively and were scheduled to perform, neither one showed up forcing last minute fixer-uppers including Justin Timberlake and the legend, Al Green to perform together. The reason: Chris Brown and Rihanna were involved in a domestic violence altercation.
Hearing this news story brought back chilling memories to me of my father beating my mother in the family car. I sat in the backseat most times in anguish, feeling helpless and insignificant. Back then I felt like my existence didn't really mean much to my parents since my father couldn't care less if I was present or not. Although my mother knew my father still beat her in front of me, she made it a priority for me to be with her at all times so that he wouldn't beat her as brutally. And she may have been right, but that didn't stop him from murdering her in front of me, but I digress.