Chris Brown Arrested for Abuse
Where once Ike and Tina ruled as the best known dysfunctional couple, along came Chris Brown and Rihanna – two budding pop stars who were wildly in love. So wild that on February 8, 2009 word came that the couple had come to blows. Then Brown turned himself in to the police. Then the shocking photos of Rihanna’s bruised face. Then Brown was dropped from multiple sponsors.
Finally, Brown was given five-years probation and community service before resuming his recording career. The dark cloud of that day was seemingly lifted when he performed an emotional tribute to Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards.