He recently wished her a happy 30th birthday, years after their tumultuous relationship landed them in international headlines when he assaulted her in 2009.
But Rihanna, 30, and Chris Brown, 28, are friendly and communicate regularly, a source has told Us Weekly.
‘They are good friends and talk all the time,’ a source told the website.
‘They are good friends’: Rihanna, 30, and Chris Brown, 28, are friendly and communicate regularly, a source has told Us Weekly (pictured 2013)
Chris wished Rihanna a happy 30th birthday on Tuesday by posting a photo of the singer as a young girl in honor of her big day.
‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY @badgalriri,’ he captioned the photo.
However, the image drew the ire of many fans of Rihanna, who urged the hit-maker to remove the photo, adds Us Weekly.
Chris even recently proposed the idea of touring with his ex-girlfriend.
Milestone: Chris also recently wished Rihanna a happy 30th birthday, posting a photo of the singer as a young girl in honor of her big day
The Say It With Me singer – who last toured three years ago with Trey Songz and Tyga – wrote: ‘Just thinking…. A CRAZY WORLD TOUR would BEYONCE, RIHANNA, BRUNO MARS, CHRIS BROWN. “2 for 2”. And if y’all decide to do it without me… give me 10%.’ (sic).
Some of his followers raised eyebrows at the idea of him reuniting with the Diamonds singer onstage.
Chris infamously admitted to beating Rihanna back in 2009 ahead of her scheduled performance at that year’s Grammys and pleaded guilty to felony assault.
‘Just thinking…’: Chris even recently proposed the idea of touring with his ex-girlfriend (pictured 2012)
The rapper spoke about the incident in his documentary, Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life, where he described how things took a turn for the worse in their relationship after he came clean about his sexual past with a woman who once worked for him.
Chris claimed that the confession came as a shock to the Barbadian singer, after he had previously told her they were never romantically involved – causing their relationship to turn violent
Speaking candidly about the incident which made international headlines, Chris revealed: ‘She hated me. After that, I tried everything. She didn’t care, she just didn’t trust me after that.
Questions: Some of Brown’s followers raised eyebrows at the idea of him reuniting with the Diamonds singer onstage (pictured 2017)
‘From there, it just went downhill because it would be fights, it would be verbal fights, physical fights as well. Mutual sides, it is the first time I get to say anything.’
Rihanna said she found it hard to move on from her first love, breaking in tears when quizzed about their volatile relationship on Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2012.
She said: ‘I lost my best friend – like everything I knew switched in a night, and I couldn’t control that.
‘So, I had to deal with that and that’s not easy for me to understand, interpret and it’s not easy to interpret on camera, not with the world watching.’
In 2012 Chris and Rihanna reconciled and dated briefly before splitting again the following year.
Chris went on to have an on/off relationship with Karrueche Tran for several years, though last year he was slapped with a restraining order from her, alleging that he threatened to kill her.
‘I lost my best friend’: Rihanna said she found it hard to move on from her first love, breaking in tears when quizzed about their volatile relationship on Oprah’s Next Chapter in 2012 (pictured 2012)