Music mogul Jay-Z has broken his silence over the Rihanna/Chris Brown incident, when asked about it during an event in Arizona for NBA All-Star Weekend.
The rapper told People it’s “a real situation,” and that people need to have “compassion” for the young female singer.
“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,” Jay said.
“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,” he continued.
That was all Jay said about Rihanna and kept it moving.
The singer was allegedly assaulted by her boyfriend Chris Brown after they left a pre-Grammy party last week. Brown was arrested, and could face felony domestic assault charges.
According to People, Rihanna’s father Ronald Fenty confirmed her injuries, saying that when he saw her on Thursday (February 12), she was bruised. But, said she “will be alright.”
Jay was also asked if he’d seen Rihanna since the incident, which he replied “I don’t want to go into that.”