Chris Brown most recently made headlines for storming off the set of “Good Morning America” after an interview with Robin Roberts where she questioned the singer about the domestic abuse incident he had with Rihanna 2 years ago.
Brown grew increasingly agitated during the on air interview, deflecting each question about his past by instead promoting his new album F.A.M.E. Brown’s behavior made it seem like the questions about Rihanna were completely unexpected, but Roberts confirms that the topics that were going to be discussed during the interview had been communicated to Brown prior to their sit down, a courtesy given to every guest on GMA.
After the interview, however, Brown lost his temper breaking a window in his dressing room before leaving the studios shirtless.
Jay Smooth, founder of New York City’s longest-running hip hop radio show (WBAI’s Underground Railroad) who is also well known for his video blog Ill Doctrine, has created a fantastic video about Chris Brown asking a question I find myself asking about him all the time: What are you complaining about?
The video, A History Lesson for Chris Brown, features Smooth’s commentary on the illustrious Chris Brown and really speaks for itself.
“You…did something horribly wrong. You brutally, physically assaulted a woman, a woman you supposedly loved that you beat to a pulp and then left there alone in that car so you could go get a head start on your PR strategy. That is what you did. And the price that you pay for doing that is what?”
Check out the video:
Thank you Jay Smooth for articulating so beautifully what I have been thinking for months and months and months.
Chris Brown, you are not being persecuted! You are the one who admittedly victimized a woman and then wanted everyone to pretend like it never happened. You are lucky that you still have fans and a career so show some humility the next time you get a question about your past because it happened, we won’t forget, and reporters should keep asking the hard questions regardless of whatever album you might be promoting.
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