behavior, domestic violence will continue to destroy our women, families and communities at epidemic proportions.
Yes, Rihanna has the right to do whatever the hell she wants with her career and personal life. But her choice is one that normalizes behavior that should not be viewed as normal. In the end, it remains to be seen if “Birthday Cake” ends up being the swan song of her career…or a wake up call to our people.
Sil Lai Abrams is EBONY.com’s Relationship Expert and the author of No More Drama: 9 Simple Steps to Transforming a Breakdown into a Breakthrough and a board member of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. Follow her on Twitter: @sil_lai and connect with her on Facebook.