The 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer allegedly didn't mean to imply he ''owns'' his girlfriend, who is he still on probation for beating in 2009, during an impromptu rant while on stage at the Emerson Theatre in Hollywood on Wednesday night (06.03.13).
A source close to the 23-year-old star told HollywoodLife.com: ''When Chris is on stage, he's just going with the flow. He isn't trying to disrespect Rihanna -- that's his girl. What they do in their damn bed has nothing to do with anybody else. I didn't hear him tell Rihanna that personally, so what's the big deal? Rappers say way harder s**t than what he said, but because it's Chris, everybody cares.''
The R&B star was reportedly not happy that people recorded his controversial speech, posted on TMZ.com, during which he said: ''Every guy in this building has said one thing to their female. If you're not an insecure [person], and you let her have fun with her friends, I applaud you. But you gotta say that one thing to her, and I made this s**t up. Don't make me have to tell you again that that's my p**** baby. It is mine, baby, babe, mine. Don't make me have to tell you again that that's my p**** baby. It's mine girl, it's mine girl, it's mine, so you better not give it away. So every person in this motherf***ing building, if you got a bad b****, you better say that to her cause she might f*** another [person].''
However despite his comments, Chris is apparently more in love with his 'Stay' singer girlfriend that ever.
The insider said: ''He was on stage, doing his thing and nobody should be recording s**t in the venue. That's not cool. That's f**ked up that people would try to put Chris on blast like that. He loves Rihanna and she loves him -- there's no disrespect on his part toward her. None.''