Rihanna is in the studio in Santa Monica working on her new album. But her ex Chris Brown is said to be a "mess", reports mirror.co.uk.
Friends of the R&B singer say he is finding it difficult to handle the bad publicity he received because of the court case. He pleeaded not guilty to assault and threats in connection with the alleged attack on Rihanna.
A source said: "Chris is a mess. He is in depression and almost got his butt kicked a week ago... But Rihanna seems determined to move on."