She’s sworn to steer clear of drama but now she's caught up in a fresh new ‘ex’ scan­dal...

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It seems Ri­hanna just can’t es­cape con­tin­u­ous guy drama. De­spite of­fi­cially split­ting from Chris Brown eight years ago, she’s re­port­edly be­ing urged by Chris’s re­cent ex, model Kar­rueche Tran, to tes­tify against their mu­tual former boyfriend in an up­com­ing court bat­tle.

It must be frus­trat­ing for Ri. After get­ting to­gether with Chris in 2007, the pair had a tu­mul­tuous re­la­tion­ship. While it ended with Chris as­sault­ing Ri­hanna and be­ing sen­tenced to 180 hours of com­mu­nity ser­vice, five years’ pro­ba­tion and a re­strain­ing or­der, the years of tor­ment from her ex con­tinue.

Ac­cord­ing to Look’s ex­clu­sive source, Chris’s former girl­friend of four years Kar­rueche is said to be reach­ing out to Ri­hanna, 29. But Ri’s re­sist­ing. ‘She’s told her team she has no in­ten­tion of get­ting in­volved in any le­gal spat,’ says the source. ‘She just wants to stay the hell out of it and try to move on.’

Kar­rueche, 29, is hoping for a per­ma­nent re­strain­ing or­der and wants Ri­hanna’s help. ‘Kar­rueche is do­ing all she can to get Ri on side but it’s not what Ri wants. Ri­hanna knows it might help the case if she came for­ward, but that stuff is all in the past for her and she’s scared to drag it all back up,’ says a pal.

Not that Kar­rueche’s lis­ten­ing. ‘She knows Ri stayed quiet about a lot of what hap­pened in her re­la­tion­ship with Chris. She wants them to take him down to­gether.’ Kar­rueche’s re­la­tion­ship with Ri­hanna has been fraught in the past. While Chris be­gan dat­ing the model in 2011, there was spec­u­la­tion that he was still linked to Ri­hanna as they be­gan to get back in con­tact.

It seems Kar­rueche’s feel­ings about Ri weren’t to­tally un­jus­ti­fied. After Chris ended their re­la­tion­ship in 2012, the rap­per dis­cussed the pos­si­bil­ity of be­ing in love with two peo­ple in his doc­u­men­tary The Real Chris Brown. ‘You share a his­tory with some­one, then you fall in love with some­one else. It’s dif­fi­cult. Is there such a thing as lov­ing two peo­ple? I don’t know if that’s pos­si­ble, but I feel like that,’ he ad­mit­ted.

Ri­hanna re­vealed to Oprah Win­frey: ‘We’re very, very close friends. We’ll prob­a­bly al­ways love each other. He’s in a re­la­tion­ship of his own. I’m sin­gle but we’ve main­tained a close friend­ship ever since the re­strain­ing or­der was dropped… It’s awk­ward be­cause I still love him.’

Fast-for­ward five years, though, and Ri’s adamant she doesn’t want to get in­volved. As Look re­cently re­ported, the singer is done with drama – es­pe­cially con­cern­ing Chris, 28. ‘Her ca­reer’s go­ing from strength to strength and she’s fi­nally spread­ing her wings. She doesn’t know how to make this drama stop but it’s all she wants,’ says our source.

It’s ru­moured to be the rea­son be­hind her de­ci­sion to at­tend the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val this year in­stead of at­tend­ing the Bill­board Mu­sic Awards as she usu­ally does. She’s said to be fo­cus­ing on her­self at the mo­ment – de­spite all the men who are in­ter­ested in her. Our source adds: ‘Even Drake’s still call­ing but she just doesn’t want any of it.’ While Ri was spot­ted let­ting her hair down at Cannes last week, it seems as though she’s warm­ing up for some se­ri­ously big ca­reer moves. Not only is she get­ting ready to pro­mote her new film with Cara Delev­ingne, Va­le­rian And The City Of A Thou­sand Plan­ets (out 4 Au­gust), she was also hon­oured last week at the Par­sons School Of De­sign ben­e­fit for her phil­an­thropic work and her ded­i­ca­tion to fash­ion.

She’s cur­rently de­lib­er­at­ing over her next movie and is keen to be seen as a ‘se­ri­ous ac­tress’ – we’re told that the star has even started writ­ing some scripts with a view to work­ing on a mu­si­cal film about her own life.

But be­fore that? Ri­hanna’s go­ing to have a bit of fun.‘she’s look­ing for­ward to a summer of hol­i­day­ing with her mates, par­ty­ing hard and liv­ing it up in clas­sic Ri­hanna style be­fore set­tling down to the hard work later in the year,’ says her friend. Well, if any­one can jug­gle per­sonal drama, jet­set­ting and a dou­ble ca­reer, it’s Riri.

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