The Vietnamese model was spotted with Brown touching down in Nice Airport, the jumping off point for the French Riviera. But tabloid reports say Brown met with Rihanna alone.
The 24-year-old Barbadian singer has been vacationing in Cannes and St. Tropez for the past week or so with a group of friends.
Brown apparently dropped in on a spur-of-the-moment trip “It was a last-minute trip, but Chris wanted to see Rihanna. They have this weird addiction to each other and can’t seem to stay away,” a source told London tabloid The Sun.
“She was really happy when he arrived. She spent all evening getting ready to see him. They waited till night so no one saw them,” the source said.
But the tabloid reports were quickly shot down by a Brown rep. “CB is in France to shoot a music video for Swizz Beatz’s album and Ludacris is in it. It’s Swizz’s song. Karrueche is there with him…They never broke up. He is not on her [Rihanna’s] yacht. There is no Rihanna connection,” he told gossip site Hollyscoop.
It seems unlikely, however, that he would go to all the trouble to go to Cannes and not see Rihanna, if she was there. Brown infamously beat Rihanna unconscious and fled the scene while they were dating in 2009. He was convicted of criminal assault.
Brown, Ludacris and Swizz Beatz, who is married to R&B singer Alicia Keys, are shooting a video that’s being directed by Taj Stansberry.