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Jay Smooth Video Asks: “What is Chris Brown Complaining About?” (Video)

Jay Smooth Video Asks: “What is Chris Brown Complaining About?” (Video)

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. 

What did you think of the video?

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8:42AM PDT on Jun 8, 2011

Man has a problem.

10:05PM PDT on Apr 30, 2011

They both have issues to work on and some growing to do as human beings. Quit the whining, Chris, and make it work.

8:17PM PDT on Apr 11, 2011

NEITHER CHRIS NOR RHIANNA HAVE ANY TALENT OR SENSE*I CAN*T STAND EITHER OF THEM & IF SHE HADN*T HAVE HIT HIM WHILE HE WZ TRYN 2 DRIVE THEN SHE WOULDN*T HAVE GOTTEN HIT BY HIM*SHE CAN DISH IT OUT BUT SHE CAN*T TAKE IT*SHE NEED*S 2 GROW UP & QUIT ACTN LIKE SHE THE VICTIM CZ SHE AIN*T HER POOR ME CRAP IS GETN ON MY NERVES*WHOEVER TOLD THOSE 2 THEY COULD SING IS AN IDIOT*BROOKE W*HELSINKI*FINLAND

2:30PM PDT on Apr 3, 2011

Diane D. ~ You have given up because you know you are wrong -- Rihanna hit him first so she is not the victim. And of course that ugly slut is doing well, she was wrong and she is an awful person with absolutely no talent, people like that are always successful and liked while others who have talent and are nice are not respected and unsuccessful. But this is just like real life, awful people have all the luck while nice people have all the badluck. Enjoy Rihanna's awful voice, I'll continue listening to singers who can actually sing. And, if that witch is beautiful then I am very glad to be ugly!

7:49PM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

Alright, Nancy Roussy, I have officially given up trying to get you to see how very wrong Chris was in his actions that night. Instead I will take satisfaction in this: though Chris left Rihanna beaten and bloody in his car that night, she has emerged stronger and more beautiful than ever. He, on the other hand, is still struggling to deal with his explosive anger and, by all accounts, not doing a very good job.
By the way, Jay, I really enjoyed your video and couldn't agree with you more!

11:20AM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

I loved the video! Thanks for sharing!

6:09AM PDT on Apr 2, 2011

Thank goodness someone in the hip hop community is actually standing up for women!!

3:30PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

Sabrina Geiling ~ Or maybe the woman should not of hit the man in the first place! How could a man could just stop a woman from beating him while driving a car? And why exactly should a man just stop a woman from beating him instead of hitting her? When someone (NO MATTER the sex, race, age, health, height, weight, wealth, etc) attacks someone then yes that person deserves anything that the person who is attacked does to him/her/them! Again, it is not complicated, if you do not want somebody to beat you up then don't start crap with anybody!

3:23PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

Heather G. ~ See, you can't even explain yourself! It's not complicated, just tell me how anything I said is hateful.

3:19PM PDT on Apr 1, 2011

Helen Delahunt-Avila ~ Please explain to me how saying that men have the right to defend themselves against women who attack them and saying that the women who hit the men first are not victims is promoting violence against women!

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