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Rihanna recently debuted the cover art for her latest single "Stay," and fans are now speculating whether the male model pictured on the cover is Chris Brown.
The Bajan singer appears to be embracing a tattooed male, who resembles Brown, 23, on the single cover and she is seen with her face buried in the unidentified male's neck. His tattoos also appear to be consistent with Brown's, according to Daily Mail.
Rihanna, 24, reportedly reconciled with Brown over Christmas, although they are yet to make an official statement- allegedly because of backlash from fans who are still up in arms over their 2009 domestic assault incident. Critics flocked to social networking site Twitter to weigh in on her cover art.
"Chris Brown is on Riri's stay single cover, what a terrible look for her...just desperate!" Tim Maxim tweeted.
"Ok its so obvious they're back together, Breezy on Rihanna's single cover. They're so in love, how cute," Mariana. L tweeted.
"She needs to stop, she'll only get hurt again," Ryan tweeted in response to the cover.
On Jan. 10 it was claimed that the tumultuous couple were in talks about possibly performing at the 2013 Grammy awards together. Rihanna has reportedly already been confirmed to sing, but Brown allegedly wants to perform a duet as a gesture for fans, according to Radar.
"Chris wants to perform with Rihanna at the Grammys to show the whole world they are back together. Chris doesn't care what the haters say, and wants to give the viewers an over the top performance with Rihanna," a source reportedly told Radar.
"He wants the fans to know this is the real deal, and he is a changed man," the source said. "If Rihanna can forgive him, the rest of the world should move on from what happened four years ago."