Troubled R&B star Chris Brown has flown to Las Vegas as his girlfriend Rihanna allegedly nurses her cuts and bruises, it has emerged.
The performer appears to have changed his status to ’single’ on his private Facebook page, suggesting the pair have officially split.
He also wrote the following update, which appears to imply the allegedly battered Rihanna isn’t entirely innocent: ‘You’ll begin to see her true colours. Believe it!’
According to E! News, Brown is holed up in a luxury suite at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in the US’s party capital.
The ‘Kiss Kiss’ singer
is said to have jetted to Las Vegas while the police investigation into domestic battery continues.
He was arrested and charged on suspicion of making criminal threats. So far no charges for assault have been made.
A source said: ‘We cannot confirm that Chris is staying with us,” a Hard Rock spokesman tells E! “However, several of his friends are staying on [the] property.’
The 19-year-old, who is accused of beating up superstar Rihanna following a row in a Los Angeles street, was reportedly surrounded by security when he was smuggled in through a back entrance.
According to one source: ‘They had to kick out any paparazzi that were around and get him tons of security to sneak him in.’
Hotel officials wouldn’t confirm Brown was a guest there, but said several of his friends were checked in.
Brown’s case was turned over to the District Attorney this week but sent back to Los Angeles Police Department for further investigation.
He is charged with making criminal threats but more serious charges could follow.
Barbadian-born popstar Rihanna allegedly suffered nasty facial and head injuries in the alleged attack, as well as bite marks to her hand and arm.
Police sources said the Umbrella singer, 20, lost consciousness during the alleged attack in the early hours of Sunday morning, as Brown allegedly choked her and screamed: ‘I’m going to kill you!’
Friends of both the singer and Brown have spoken out in support of the stars.
Rihanna’s mentor Jay-Z is said to be furious.
A source told Us Weekly that the hip-hop mogul ‘hit the roof’ when he heard about it.
On chat show Last Call With Carson Daly, Grammy award-winning rapper T.I., who is set to spend a year in prison for gun possession revealed he had spoken to Brown. He said: ‘I spoke to him today.
‘He’s cool, you know. He’s a little concerned about the situation, but he’s still the same Chris. I told him, “This too shall pass.”‘
But Rihanna’s former tour mate, Kanye West told E! News: ‘I don’t want to speak more into the specifics with that situation, but all I’ll say is it’s just so devastating.
‘I feel like, just as a person, I don’t care how famous she is or even if she just worked at McDonald’s, that should never happen. It should never come to that place.’
Meanwhile Leona Lewis has denied claims it was a conversation with Chris Brown that prompted his alleged row with girlfriend Rihanna.
The British X Factor diva was seen chatting to the R&B star at the pre-Grammys do.
But Lewis’s spokeswoman said: ‘This has nothing to do with Leona.’
A source told the Daily Mirror: ‘Rihanna saw Chris flirting. He and Leona were laughing and Rihanna saw his hand on the small of her back.
‘It was totally innocent but it set Rihanna off.’
American website TMZ.com also reported that the couple argued over a text message Brown received from a mystery woman.