Brown-Rihanna Deal in Works for Book, Tour

Singer may co-author book on raising abuse awareness
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 7, 2009 5:49 AM CST
Singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2008 at Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 12, 2008 in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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(Newser) – As Chris Brown's management team scrambles to rebuild his badly bruised image, the effort—dubbed "Operation Mea Culpa"—will see Brown and Rihanna co-authoring a book about abuse and appearing on talk shows together to raise awareness about abusive relationships, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.''The only way Chris can possibly reverse things is to come clean and help raise awareness about abusive relationships,'' says a Brown insider.

"Obviously this is a public relations campaign, but it only will work if there's genuine healing, contrition and a path to preventing future problems," adds the source. The 19-year-old singer has reportedly made a deal with Rihanna that he will pay her $10 million "if he as much as squeezes her arm the wrong way," although management for both entertainers deny such a deal is in the works.