Chris Brown and Rihanna were set for an awkward reunion at an event to honour a songwriter who has worked with both R&B stars.
Andre Merritt, who penned Rihanna's Disturbia and Brown's Forever, was to be feted at an ASCAP awards after-show party in Hollywood yesterday - and both planned on being there to toast him.
If they showed up for the H'wood club event, it would have been the first time they've been out in public since a late-night fight on February 8 landed Brown in legal trouble and Rihanna in hospital.
The couple briefly reconciled after the incident, but they are now estranged as Brown awaits an April 29 hearing into his alleged attack on his then-girlfriend.
Event promoter Jamie Barren listed Rihanna among the confirmed guests, while Brown was listed as "possibly" attending. - Wenn