In 2009, Brown received significant media attention after pleading guilty to felony assault of his then girlfriend, singer Rihanna; he was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community service. Tina Davis, senior A&R executive at Def Jam Recordings, was impressed when Brown auditioned in her New York office, and she immediately took him to meet the former president of the Island Def Jam Music Group, Antonio "L. Brown asked her to be his manager, and once Davis accepted, she promoted the singer to labels such as Jive Records, J-Records and Warner Bros. According to Mark Pitts in an interview with Hit Quarters, Davis presented Brown with a video recording, and Pitts' reaction was: "I saw the potential ...
His third album Graffiti was released later that year, and included the top-twenty single "I Can Transform Ya". I didn't love all the records, but I loved his voice.
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See photos of Drake and Rihanna together through the years: Recording artists Drake (L) and Rihanna perform "What's My Name" at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 13, 2011.
The Bad Gal has a long list of of men who were once majorly smitten with her Bajan love.