Oops, he did it again? Chris Brown's official girlfriend Karrueche Tran was recently spotted out and about with her man. Cool. But it was definitely uncool that La Tran looked utterly unhappy, and much worse, she was sporting a swollen eye and a swollen jaw. Did she and Rihanna get into a catfight, or does Mr. Breezy have some serious 'splainin' to do?
On August 9, CB, his entourage, and his lady-love, Karrueche, were spotted in L.A. A photo shows Rihanna's on and off again lover looking like his normally ebullient self. In fact, he seems to be commenting on something he sees to his left. The pretty girl (not Karrueche) walking beside him also looks normal, and she seems to be following his lead looking to the left. The two male members of his entourage have their heads down and they seem to be all business. True, they don't look particularly happy, but then bodyguards seldom do. They look like...bodyguards. And then, there's Karrueche.
As you can see in the photo by clicking here, La Tran is a totally different story. Her demeanor is so different in fact, that she doesn't even look like part of the group. Her expression is miserable. And, in the immortal words of the folks at MTO, her face looks "all swole up." While that's an exaggeration, a close examination of the pic shows that there is indeed something wrong with Tran's face--something more serious than her tragic and subdued expression. There seems to be a swelling underneath her left eye. And her left cheek also sports a slight enlargement. The woman's face is definitely asymmetrical. Why? Karrueche is too young for Botox or collagen injections, and even if she 'd had some work done, wouldn't both sides of her face match? Unless she's been bitten by a bedbug or a bee that was attracted only to her left side, the question is: What happened to her face? Could it be that Mr. Breezy needs a refresher course in anger management?
CB's fans' comments on Karrueche's odd appearance have ranged from amused to concerned to condemnatory to just plain twisted.
"I think we kno what happened...feel bad for her," wrote a sympathetic fan.
"Maybe she had an allergic reaction," theorized a Team Breezy loyalist.
"Well obviously he spent the morning punching her in the face," decided another more realistic fan.
"Ah well she got Chris Browned...." agreed a third who obviously subscribes to the "blame the victim" school of psychology. "Ain't calling no Fireman because she walked into burning house...."
So, there you have it. Did Karrueche forget she had allergies and eat strawberries on her fruit salad? Or did she stumble and fall and somehow land with her face on her boyfriend's fist?
What do you think?
Note: It has been theorized that CB will never choose Rihanna over Karrueche because Karrueche is a "cool girl" who doesn't talk back. Could it also be because she obviously doesn't duck very fast, and doesn't complain afterwards?
Â© Hope Carson 2012
Hope Carson is the author of 2 books: A Roaring Girl: An Interview with the Thinking Man's Hooker and A Thousand and One Night Stands: The Life of Jon Vincent. You can follow her on Twitter.