Not satisfied to win a Grammy, perform on the blockbuster awards show, and have millions of fans and a best-selling album, Chris Brown took to Twitter this week to respond to critics with lots of F bombs.
Some music fans, still disgusted by his assault on Rihanna before the 2009 Grammys, took issue with Brown’s inclusion and eventual win during this year’s ceremony. According to Mashable, a trending phrase during the broadcast was “wife beater.”
Brown lashed out with a series of tweets. However, only one was captured before they were deleted: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F–K OFF.”
Today, Us Weekly claims that Brown approached a woman in a Grammy gift suite prior to the show and used the line, “Can I get your number? I promise I won’t beat you!” We know the tabloid mag isn’t always the most reliable news source, but the story is getting picked up because Brown’s reputation makes it seem totally feasible. And, Us Weekly goes on to report that his rep responded to inquiries about the truth of this with, “I’d be surprised if Chris said something that stupid.” No one else would be surprised. Not in the least.
His tweets and allegations of previous offensive remarks make these claims of douchebag behavior stick like glue. He’s shown that he’s prone to public tantrums. Moreover, he or his team’s decision to delete the latest tweets is in line with his previous actions and comments showing that being transparent and truthful are not high on his to-do list.
We’re not fans, but the fact is, Chris Brown has staged a comeback that was capped off by the Grammy win. Some people like him and think we should all just let the the past go. (Ugh. No.) All that aside, the big problem Brown has now is himself and his arrogance.
His Twitter page is filled with self-promotion and posts referencing his bad behavior. (“Oh… And my delete button is broke!” he tweeted this morning.) It’s as though Brown thinks everyone should be cool with him because that’s what he would prefer.
Clutch asks whether the haters should “Fuck off,” saying, “And yes, while it may be unfair to be constantly asked about ‘the incident,’ as a public figure, Brown has to know that this will come up. He can either deal with it maturely, or continue to spaz out–each one either hurting or helping his public image.”
The article continues to say that our feelings on the issue “speak to a larger message we send our youngsters about relationships, domestic violence, and where we place the blame.” Indeed.
It’s as though Brown and/or his handlers don’t understand the largeness of the issue that “the incident” touches on. And his continued brash, childish, and ugly behavior indicates that he’s going to keep having these run-ins with detractors for the foreseeable future.