Lord Have Mercy: Chris Brown’s Most Ridiculous Outbursts
Where do we begin with this one? He showed up fresh-faced, talented and with all the promise in the world. And then we got to know him. When it comes to making an absolute fool out of himself and pissing people off to no conceivable end, Breezy is in a league all his own. In the aftermath of his latest Twitter feud, we thought it no better time than to take a stroll through Chris Brown’s most ridiculous, awful outbursts. One note: We have chosen to skip highlighting the actual Brown-Rihanna incident (we will touch on the aftermath), mainly because categorizing it as a ridiculous moment doesn’t even scratch the surface of how awful and deplorable that situation was. Now on with the show …
1. Where’s The Remorse?
In the days and weeks following Chris Brown’s beating of singer and girlfriend Rihanna, many expected that Breezy would lay as low as possible, avoiding any further controversy. But, as we all know, Breezy doesn’t always take the most sensible approach when it comes to his image and just three weeks after the fight, Brown was all smiles while out for an afternoon of jet skiing. Considering he had just severely beat his girlfriend, sneaking in an apology before riding some waves probably would have been a good idea.
The death of Michael Jackson struck an intense chord across the music industry. And while we all were devastated that the world had lost such an incredible talent, Brown took it one step further. During his tribute performance at the 2010 BET Awards, Breezy was seemingly so overcome with emotion that he broke down on stage and couldn’t sing. Maybe he was confused which ceremony he was attending, since that was certainly an Oscar-worthy display. It wasn’t long before rumblings of Brown pandering for sympathy started to pop up.
3. Beefin’ With Raz-B
One in a long line of absurd Twitter wars, Brown and B2K’s Raz-B got into a good ol’ fashion feud after Raz-B took to the social networking to say “I’m just sittin here Thinking how can n****s like @ebenet & @ChrisBrown disrespect women as Intelligent as @HalleBerry11 [and] @Rihanna. Brown didn’t appreciate the jab and immediately took the conversation down a few rungs by hurling homophobic slurs Raz-B’s way, including “@razb2k, n***** you want attention! Grow up n****!!! D*** in da booty a** lil boy.” The two ultimately apologized, but the damage was still done to Breezy’s rep.
So the GMA fiasco… Let us start by saying that this thing was bound to be disastrous. It looked like Brown had a serious disagreement with a bottle of peroxide, not to mention the cutoff jean vest. But fashion faux pas aside, Brown’s day at GMA took a turn for the worst when host Robin Roberts started to ask about the Rihanna incident. Though he did perform a set, he ran to his dressing room once it was finished and threw an epic temper tantrum that culminated in him smashing a chair against a window, ripping his shirt off and storming out of the building. “I’m so over people bringing this past s**t up!!! Yet we praise Charlie sheen and other celebs for there bulls**t.” Oh yeah, where do those pesky journalists get off trying to, you know, report the news.
5. Phone Thievin’
In what was one of Chris Brown’s more bizarre incidents, the singer narrowly escaped criminal charges after snatching a fan’s cell phone outside of a Miami night club. When the woman, Christal Spann, tried to snap a photo of everyone’s friendliest celeb, Breezy grabbed her phone and allegedly said “b***h, you ain’t going to put that on no website.” Chris Brown, a friend to all, especially when you have ovaries.
6. I Won A Grammy … Biatch
It was bound to happen, but it didn’t make it any easier to swallow when Breezy started getting credit for his music again. When he took home the Grammy for Best R&B Album this year, the Twitterverse exploded with people criticizing Brown, including country singer Miranda Lambert who said “He beat on a girl…not cool that we act like that didn’t happen.” Always one to get the last (four-letter) word, Brown responded with “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F**K OFF!”
7. Breezy vs. Drizzy
It was one of the strangest celebrity brawls to ever erupt and not surprisingly it involved the very beautiful Rihanna. When Brown and RiRi suitor Drake bumped into each other at New York’s W.i.P. it didn’t take long for some stuff to pop off. Words were exchanged, one thing led to another and suddenly there were five people injured and a bunch of egos bruised. The brawl did little help rehab Brown’s image, particularly when rumors began to swirl of a rekindled relationship with Rihanna.
We’re no tattoo experts, we’ll admit that, but a few thoughts about Brown’s neck tattoo. First of all, it’s a neck tattoo. Thumbs down. Second of all, when it vaguely resembles a bruised and bloodied woman’s face just a few years after you were busted for bruising and bloodying your girlfriend’s face, probably not a good idea. Brown claimed it was a Mexican Day of the Dead inspired piece. Regardless, we’re going to call this one a fail.
Twitter feuding strikes again for Breezy! This time it was with WWE Champ CM Punk. After news broke that Brown and Rihanna were collaborating on new music, Punk jumped in and wrote to his Twitter followers, “I would like @chrisbrown fight somebody that can defend themselves. Me curb stomping that turd would be a #wrestlemania moment.” Those be some fighting words! Brown wasted no time replying: “@CMpunk needs more followers. He’s such a leader! Not to mention the roids hes on has made it utterly impossible for him pleasure a women.” Some more back and forth ensued, with no resolution ever being reached.
Chris Brown has been involved in his fair share of Twitter controversies, but his latest feud with comedienne Jenny Johnson made the rest of those tiffs look like child’s play. It started when Johnson decided to poke fun at a tweet Brown sent out: “I know! Being a worthless piece of s**t can really age a person. RT @chrisbrown: I look old as f**k! I’m only 23…” Shockingly, Brown wasn’t cool with letting that slide and launch the Twitter rant to end all Twitter rants, threatening to defecate in Johnson’s eye, telling her to perform 0-ral sex on him and topping it off with the incredibly classy “@chrisbrown: Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????”
11. Twitter Exit … and Return
Needless to say his vile Twitter ranting and raving toward Jenny Johnson didn’t go over so well and it prompted Breezy to take his talent for stringing four-letter words and profanities together elsewhere and off of Twitter. For like three seconds. He made his Twitter return with a few racy photos of him and Rihanna. Well isn’t that nice?
12. Hotmess Halloween
It’s well established the Breezy isn’t exactly the brightest candle on the birthday cake. But even we were surprised when Brown and his posse thought it was a clever idea to dress up as terrorists for Halloween this year. Given his history of violent behavior, Chris Brown needed to dress up as the least intimidating thing he could have thought of. Not as someone who takes in pleasure in slaughtering others.
No one will ever accuse Brown of idling away somewhere. The man is always up to something. Whether that something is good or bad … well that’s up for debate. Such as when Breezy decided to get in on the puppy breeding game. I mean nothing says I’m through beating people up like cuddly, cuddly puppies, right? Wrong. Animal rights groups wasted no time pouncing on CB for not promoting adoption rather than selling pups for $1000 a pop. Being a friend to the animals could have been a perfect image rehabbing moment for Brown. Leave it to him to screw that up too.
Crazy seems to run in this family with Joyce Hawkins, momager to Brown. She constantly charges to her son’s defense, uses her own Twitter feed to pimp out Breezy and his projects and just seems way too involved in his business. It’s time to step back, mom, and let your little man, for once, be a man.