R&B star Chris Brown had a dressing room-trashing tirade following an appearance today on Good Morning America.
Brown was on hand to promote his new album F.A.M.E., which is currently #1 on iTunes and has spawned three #1 hits. Robin Roberts centered her interview around Brown’s conviction for assaulting ex-girlfriend Rihanna two years ago. The subject made Brown very agitated, and he attempted several times to refocus the interview on his new album.
According to reports, Brown quickly left the set after the interview and destroyed his dressing room, punctuating the act by hurling a chair through a window.
On Twitter, Brown complained of his past misdeed being used to define him.
“I’m so over people bringing this past shit up!!!” Brown fumed. “Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for their bullshit! All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!”
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Temper, temper CB. Just when he starts making strides to get himself back to where he was a few years back, he shoots himself in the foot. Think about it. When confronted with a violent, shameful mistake from his past, he deals with it by becoming violent again.
I understand that he wants this to disappear. I can empathize to a degree with not wanting this issue to define the rest of his career. At the same time, he has to understand that viciously beating one of the most famous pop stars in music is going to resonate for some time. During that time, people are going to watch very closely how he carries it. And childish outbursts like this just gives more ammo for those who believe he’s truly learned nothing from the Rihanna ordeal.
Someone on Brown’s PR team needs to let him know that anytime he gets interviewed by a woman, the Rihanna issue is going to be mentioned for the foreseeable future. Domestic violence is something very dear to the fairer sex, and nearly all of them either have went through it personally, or know someone very close to them that’s experienced it. So aside from your music, they want to make sure this is not something still dwelling inside you. In a way, every time it’s mentioned it’s a great opportunity for Brown to reconnect and heal with the women that are still hurt by what he did.
Don’t be surprised if Breezy has another crying session on stage over this. This time, the specter of Michael Jackson won’t help him get over. Brown is still a very young man. When I look back on my early 20s there’s definitely an abundance of actions I’m not proud of. And luckily, my misdeeds did not have to play out in front of the entire world. But no matter the circumstances, you’re past never leaves you. It’ll be up to Chris Brown whether he lets the Rihanna mistake be a burden on his soul that breaks him, or an incident that strengthens his resolve and propels him to be a better man.