Not long later, music star Chris — who assaulted Rihanna nearly 10 years ago in February 2009 — liked and commented on the photo, twice posting a flushed-face emoji.
Well, some of RiRi's followers do not approve. "GET AWAY FROM HER! 😤😤😤," wrote one, another echoing that sentiment with an order to Chris to "LEAVE HER THE F— ALONE."
Other expletive-filled responses to Chris followed, including one that in part called him a "piece of trash." E! News posted grabs of other fan comments including some that read, "Stay away from Rihanna just stay away" and "leave her alone u psycho."
Chris was sentenced to five years probation plus six months of community service and a year of domestic violence counseling after he beat then-girlfriend Rihanna in a rented Lamborghini after they left a pre-Grammy party in 2009. He pleaded guilty to one count of assault with the intent of doing great bodily injury in connection with the violent argument. He and Rihanna famously got back together in 2012 then split for good in 2013.
Of course this isn't the first time music fans have been up in arms over Chris' Instagram comments on a Rihanna photo. E! News points out that in August 2017, Chris upset RiRi's followers when he posted the two-eyes emoji in the comments section of a pic that Rihanna had shared of herself wearing a sexy costume at the Crop Over Festival in her native Barbados.