Rihanna and Chris Brown
Rihanna and Chris Brown have remained close though he attacked her in 2009 Reuters

Chris Brown reportedly wants Rihanna to attend his birthday celebrations. The Loyal hitmaker will turn 28 on 5 May.

A source told Hollywood Life: "He'd love to have the craziest and most talked about 28th birthday party with Rihanna present. To be out on the town with her again and turning up, would be just what the doctor ordered."

Brown had infamously assaulted the five-time Grammy winner in 2009. He hit her so forcefully that she had major bruising on her face, a split lip, and a bloody nose. However, the two of them still have a strong and complicated bond, despite their public breakup and drama.

The insider added: "Rihanna's friends want her to think about what happened in the past with Chris. They want her to move forward and not backwards."

Meanwhile, in an interview with Daily Mail, Rihanna's father Ronald Fenty revealed that his daughter and Brown will not be getting back together. He said: "I don't know what their relationship is now. At the basketball, they just said 'hi and hello'. When we was going to the car park he was trying to talk with her but she turned and was talking to somebody else, so he came and talked to me and I had a picture with him. Afterwards Robyn said, 'dad you really taking pictures with he though?'"

"Let her do what she wants to do. This recycling thing don't work for everything, people don't ask me if I could go back with Ms Fenty. Chris is a player, he ain't ready for no one women yet, he ain't ready. He's a party guy," Fenty added.