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Presidents day was developed to honor the birthday of the first president of America, George Washington. However, historians will be quick to note that Washington was actually born on February 22. Rather randomly, instead of today being Washington's birthday, today actually marks the 24th birthday of pop star Rihanna.
Presidents Day was originally celebrated on Washington's Birthday, but was later moved and is now celebrated as a federal holiday on the third week in February. Rihanna however, who celebrated her birthday last week, was born February 20, which so happens to land on Presidents day this year.
Fans have taken to Twitter vouching to play Rihanna tunes all day, but how will the star celebrate? Last week the star stirred controversy after it was revealed that she was planning a duet on her next album with ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. Rumors have circulated around the two since Rihanna removed the restraining order almost a year ago, that she placed in 2009 after reporting that Brown had abused her.
Chris Brown also took to twitter to wish Rihanna a Happy Birthday. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN!" the hip hop artist wrote, after denying rumors that he and Rihanna had reunited. The new duet which is said to feature at least two verses with Brown, has been titled "Birthday Cake" remix and has caused some to protest. Last week one fan even wrote a letter to Rihanna pleading that she reconsider what kind of message her reuniting with Chris Brown might send.
Even other famed musicians became upset when Brown won a Grammy for best R&B album. "I don't get it. He beat on a girl... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys," country star Miranda Lambert wrote on Twitter.
Rihanna responded to Brown's birthday wish. "Thanks! RT @chrisbrown: HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN!" the star wrote. A photo was taken of Rihanna leaving her hotel on her birthday dressed in a plaid, letterman styles coat, head scarf, glasses, and thigh highs.