Rihanna still maintains a close relationship with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown's mother and even calls her "mum", despite the Kiss Kiss singer's conviction for violently assaulting her earlier this year (09).
The Umbrella hitmaker was left battered and bruised by Brown after an altercation in February.
He was recently sentenced to five years probation and ordered to stay away from Rihanna for the duration of his punishment after pleading guilty to the felony charge.
But Brown's mother Joyce Hawkins - who is not bound by the restraining order - reveals she reached out to Rihanna to comfort her after the assault, and still sees the pop beauty on a regular basis.
In a U.S. TV interview due to air on Wednesday (02Sep09), Brown's first since the incident, Hawkins tells host Larry King, "(I) let her know that I was very, very baffled (by) what had happened, and apologised for my son, along with (saying), 'I'm so sorry (for) what happened to you'. And I didn't know what else to say, and I gave her a hug, and she hugged me as well."