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Chris Brown reportedly took Karrueche Tran to the 2013 BET awards, fueling speculation that they have reconciled.
The Grammy award-winning singer, 24, reportedly split with pop star Rihanna in May just days after his birthday and he has since been photographed spending time with Tran, 24, on various occasions. The on-and-off couple reportedly arrived at the BET awards together on Sunday night after the aspiring fashion designer wished him well on Instagram.
"My baby," Tran wrote alongside a photograph of her and Brown. "Good luck today."
While Rihanna, 25, and Brown are believed to have had a nasty breakup the Bajan singer was reportedly hoping that he would win the BET award for "Best Male R&B Artist" after he received a nomination. Singer Miguel took home the award instead.
"You know she does," a source told HollywoodLife.com about whether Rihanna supports Brown. "It's going to be tough as nails for him to pull it off, but she's hoping he'll win. … He needs this more than ever now. It would help his confidence and lift his head up and she really hopes he gets it."
Brown put on an energetic performance during the opening show at the awards ceremony and at one point he was joined by rapper Nicki Minaj. While overall the night ran smoothly for Brown, drama involving rapper Drake initially threatened to overshadow Brown's performance.
The "No New Friends" rapper reportedly pulled out of his performance at the BET awards at the very last minute over tension with Brown. The pair has a long history of recurring feuds.
"The reason Drake isn't [at the BET Awards] is 100 percent all about Chris Brown," a source revealed adding that "Drake took the steps to not let anything happen" again.
Brown, who was recently charged with criminal hit-and-run stemming from a car accident, was reportedly unfazed after learning about the drama surrounding Drake's last-minute performance cancellation.
"Chris isn't trying to kill his vibe thinking about Drake," the source said adding "Chris isn't worried about him in the least. [Chris] has no issues with him, it's all peace over here."