Rihanna Lying Low After Leaving Barbados

R&B star decamps to parts unknown after spending time with family and friends in her native land

By Ken Baker Feb 19, 2009 12:15 AMTags
RihannaODuran/Fame Pictures

Rihanna is on the move and staying under the radar.

E! News has learned that the recuperating R&B star has left her native Barbados after spending time with her family and friends in the wake of the Feb. 8 fight that left her hospitalized and Chris Brown under arrest.

As we originally reported, her family had the 20-year-old whisked to Barbados early last week. Over the weekend, Rihanna's father, Ronald Fenty, told People he had seen his "bruised" daughter there on Feb. 12.

Now, a source tells E! News: "She's not in Barbados."

Rihanna, who canceled two shows in Asia last week, currently has no scheduled public appearances. Her rep couldn't be reached for immediate comment.

Brown's publicist says the embattled singer has no comment beyond the apology he issued over the weekend.

(Originally published Feb. 18, 2009 at 12:10 p.m. PT.)