Ever since the assault of Rihanna made international headlines last week -- which her boyfriend Chris Brown was subsequently arrested for -- neither one of the chart-topping music stars has said much about the incident.
Not even their savvy media representatives.
However, a bevy of celebrities are speaking out about it, some when asked, others when not.
Kanye West, who recently toured with the Barbados-born beauty, got the ball rolling about the alleged domestic abuse during a call in to Ryan Seacrest's popular syndicated radio show early last week. "I was completely devastated during the performance," he said.
"Rihanna is so important to our culture ... to pop music," the "Jesus Walks' rapper continued. "I feel like she is the most important artist in music and has the most potential. Her taste level and her age ... she has the potential to be the greatest artist of all time."
"It's so devastating," he added. "Just as a person, I don't care how famous she is or even if she just worked at McDonald's ... [abuse] should never happen. It should never come to that place."
And Jay-Z, who has a close relationship with Rihanna and is credited with discovering the songstress, offered his support too:
"This is a real situation," the hip-hop mogul said in Phoenix during last weekend's NBA All-Star festivities. "You have to have compassion for others. Just imagine it being your sister or mom and then think about how we should talk about that," he continued.
"I just think we should all support her. She's going through a tough time. You have to realize she's a young girl, as well. She's very young."
The 20-year-old Def Jam Records singer, who's a spokeswoman for Cover Girl Cosmetics, was allegedly attacked in Los Angeles on Feb. 8. Her father, Ronald Fenty, told People magazine that his daughter, whom he reportedly saw Thursday, is bruised but "will be all right."
The news of the two chart-topping lovebirds had a ripple effect on the entertainment industry, not just the music field.
"Jada [Pinkett Smith] and I reached out to both of them," Will Smith revealed to 'Extra.' "If it's help they need, then let's get it right."
"This is a time where they need to be left alone, and if they have things they need to work out, work it out," the box-office superstar continued, urging people to "take a minute before they jump on it and judge."
"We don't know nothing," he added. "If there are mistakes people make, then they should be willing to live up to the mistakes and do whatever penance they need to do. I don't think it's up to us, specifically the media, with such a fast hand to try to chop someone's head off."
And Gayle King has thrown her hat into the ring, too.
"I can't think of anything that makes me support anything that Chris Brown is saying at this time. And my heart just aches for Rihanna," Oprah Winfrey's professional best friend and media personality told 'Extra.'
Earlier this week, via her blog, Emmy Award-winning TV star Roseanne Barr launched a biting and unflinching missive against Brown, 19, who issued his own statement on Feb. 15.
"Chris Brown's lies and excuses make me want to beat the crap out of him. ...He uses the language of the perpetrator just like every sleazy bastard who ever smacked his wife, kid mother or girlfriend around uses," she fumed. "You dirty bastard. I hope you go to prison for 10 years. IT'S YOUR FAULT, A--HOLE!"
Last night, backstage at her sold-out show at New York's B.B. King nightclub, R&B/soul diva Angie Stone expressed empathy for the tragic occurrence but did note that, "women have to be women."
"We have to be ladies," the 'No More Rain' singer expressed. "You can't provoke men to hit you because the patience is not there anymore. Life is just too stressful."
Stone seems to know a thing or two about high-profile romances. She and Grammy Award-winning neo-soul crooner D'Angelo didn't only collaborate in the studio on hit records, they were also lovers. The former couple have an adolescent son.
"That wasn't no stormy ride. I had a wonderful ride," she clarified. "It's just it didn't work out. All relationships have their ups and downs. I can honestly say that though I was never physically abused in that relationship ever, I wouldn't tolerate that. But my heart goes out to Rihanna and Chris because I do know them. ... They are two wonderful, young superduper stars."
"I know a lot of females hit guys first because we have this control-of-nature thing, because we feel like because we're women, they won't hit back," she continued. "But in today's society, it's keep your hands to yourselves. Now, I don't know how it went down, but I'm praying for some peace and just for them to really get the help they need."
Stone did say she was disappointed and shocked to hear the reports about the couple and the fallout but added that domestic abuse is commonplace in the industry.
"I can assure you that quite a few celebrities have been tapped upside their heads before," she revealed.
When asked if she ever experienced abuse, Stone quipped, "Oh hell no! Understand and do believe that when I tell you that faces will be cracked and on the ground. Because if you hit me, I'm telling you right now, I'm going for broke to try to break you off. I don't play that. My face is too beautiful and my skin is too well kept to get a scratch. And you better not mess with nobody else that I love, because guess what? Angie Stone immediately goes back to Angie B."