We've all been wondering how Jay-Z - Rihanna's producer and big brother-like mentor - is coping with his protege's alleged altercation with Chris Brown.

According to Us Weekly, Jay Z is enraged. "He hit the roof," says a source close to the rapper. "Chris is a walking dead man. He messed with the wrong crew."


The general public may not remember Jay-Z's rough-and-tumble earlier days as a young New York City rapper, but Chris Brown probably does - and we're guessing he might be worried.

Meanwhile, another source close to Rihanna claims that bruises were visible on the singer's neck as recently as early December. "I asked if everything was OK with her and Chris," says the confidant. "She told me, 'We broke up again.' I didn't pursue the issue further."

In related news, Brown's sister, Lytrell "Tootie" Bundy, says Chris, is "doing good" despite the gravity of his situation.

"He's coping," she told Extra on Wednesday. "He's doing ... [as well] as to be expected."

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