She said similar but 'jokingly'. heh. She doesn't condone what he did and isn't a stan of his but she is one to try and give the benefit of the doubt in his case. Why I don't know. It only got worse after that BET awards performance because the 'oh he's remourseful and is changing' ideal set in for a lot of people. It's a slightly sore subject with me against them in it but I always have more than enough non Rihanna reasons to give them, should I ever be prompted in the future, as to why I dislike him & in turn my mom doesn't really hassle me about it at all. (LOL - everytime he IS mentioned, she just sighs 'well' and lets it drop.)