Stars React to Chris Brown and Rihanna Altercation

February 16, 2009 By:
Stars React to Chris Brown and Rihanna Altercation

R&B superstar couple Chris Brown and Rihanna have recently found themselves even more in the spotlight due to their private-turned-public argument.

Their lover’s quarrel turned into a violent attack, which eventually sent Rihanna to the ER. Chris has already released a public apology in regards to the attack, but is it enough?

Hollyscoop caught up some of the biggest stars in the biz to get their reaction to the Chris Brown and Rihanna altercation. Here's what they had to say:

Jay Z:
"It's not a sound byte, this is a real situation. You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that," he told Hollyscoop. "I just think we should all support her. She's going through a tough time. You have to realize she's a young girl, as well. She's very young."

John Legend:
“I know both of them. I was surprised when I heard because it doesn’t strike me as something Chris would do. You never know what’s inside people or what can trigger that. It’s an awful story. I feel terrible for both of them but if Chris did what they said he did, that’s unacceptable. He has to accept the consequences of it.”

Heidi Montag:
"I don't know what happened there, but our thoughts and prayers are definitely with both of them," Heidi told Hollyscoop exclusively. "It's a crazy situation and I just pray that everything heals."

Lindsay Lohan:
"I have no comment on that. That's not my relationship. I have no reason to speak about it. I think they're both great people."

Jermaine Dupri:
"I don't have any comment. I haven't heard anything, so I have no comment."

Gabrielle Union:
"I'd like to wait to comment when we actually have facts, but because we don't have any of those, I'm not going to comment on that specifically. But what is great about this unfortunate situation is that it can get the dialogue started about violence, whether that be gang violence, violence in schools, domestic violence, the war in Iraq, violence is never the answer, violence is not a means to an end. So, however you want to apply that...I know them both and I have not heard from either camp...So before we pass judgment we should probably wait and actually know what the hell we're talking about."

Carrie Underwood:
"I don't think anybody actually knows what happened. I have no advice because, thank goodness, I've never been in any kind of abusive situation. You hear a new one every five minutes, and some of them are getting kind of ridiculous. I really hope everyone will lay off and just let everybody who's involved figure out everything first."

Dwayne Wade:
"You know what, I don't want to say anything, because everything I've heard has been rumors. You hear 12 dif sides of the story, so until you know the truth you can't really talk about it."

Gayle King:
"I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time," King tells Extra. "And my heart just aches for Rihanna."

Donald Faison:
"No, that's none of my business, I don't know anything that happened that night. So, no, I have no thoughts."