Rihanna Vacations In Mexico
Posted on Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

Rihanna RihannaMexico200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Rihanna spent her 21st birthday in Mexico, while investigators continue to decide whether to charge Chris Brown for allegedly beating her up on the night before the Grammy Awards.

According to the New York Daily News, Rihanna and a couple of close friends have been relaxing at a private beachside villa in Punta Mita, Mexico.

The singer was spotted walking along the beach in a bikini, and the bruises on her face from the alleged altercation were no longer visible.

Meantime, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office says that Rihanna has not filed charges against Brown and that currently the office "does not have enough evidence" to press charges.

However, the DA spokesperson added, "If the state gathers up enough evidence, we will press charges with or without her testifying. It is not up to the victim."

Brown is set to appear in a Los Angeles court on March 5, and despite previous reports that Rihanna will have to attend the hearing, the spokesperson for the DA's office said that she is not required to be there - the only way she would be forced to face Brown is if the case goes to trial.