Rihanna shocked by Chris Brown apology video

Aug 1, 2009 at 10:37 p.m. ET

Rihanna is shocked by the Chris Brown apology video.

Rihanna has been trying to put one terrible night -- when Brown beat her so badly she needed to be hospitalized -- behind her. Now, the beating is at the forefront of entertainment news yet again after Brown released a public apology video, and Rihanna is not happy.

A friend told Now magazine, "She's in total shock. It was like he gave her another blow, albeit one of a different kind. All she knows is that it's in the news again, and that's the one thing she didn't want. She's been trying to put it behind her and move on as fast as possible."

"They spoke earlier last week and Chris made no mention of any public statement then," the source continued. "She wishes he'd given her at least a heads-up about it. But that's Chris, always thinking of himself first and forgetting how this would [affect] her."

Wait... Why is she still talking to him?

"In the video, he says he's apologized to Rihanna privately many times, and that's true. So we're questioning what this video is really for. It's clearly something he's done for his public image. It's convenient that he's waited until his new album's coming out," concluded the insider.

But the question remains: Why is she still talking to him?

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