As Chris Brown prepares to return to rehab, we told you that his mother, Joyce Hawkins, has been standing by her son. But according to TMZ, Ms. Hawkins thinks the reason that Brown has been in so much trouble as of late has been because of some no-good friends who have been using him.
Sources close to the family told TMZ that Hawkins and Brown have been having some issues and disagreements with one another for the last few years, and a lot of it has to do with the people that Brown surrounds himself with. She thinks they’ve been a bad influence and are only using him to get some shine.
Back in September, Brown’s mother actually went on Twitter to air out one of those people, an individual who calls himself “Hood2Go” and put out a string of Tweets about how folks aren’t who they say they are, and that they’re trying to destroy a life that they didn’t help to create:
PLEASE STAY OUT OF THE PICTURES PLEASE. NO ONE IS CHECKING FOR YOU.
”NO NEW FRIENDS” NOT SURE ABOUT THAT. NEW FRIENDS MAY BRING A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE ONE WHO ALWAYS PRETENDING TO BE FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE AND WANTING TO BE SEEN AT ALL TIMES
DONT TRY TO DESTROY SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE WHEN YOU HAD NO PART OF MAKING IT
MAYBE HE WILL STOP PRETENDING TO BE SOMEONE HES NOT MAYBE HE WILL EVEN GO AWAY.
DONT MESS WITH FAMILY. DONT COME AND TRY TO HURT MY ANGEL
Well, in the TMZ article, the source says that Brown’s mom thinks most of the singer’s crew are around him for his money and for attention, and that they even got him smoking a lot of weed. So much weed allegedly that Brown would sometimes be high around his mother, adding to the strain on their relationship.
I can believe that some of the people Brown surrounds himself might have a negative influence on him, that seems to come with the territory when you blow up and start living in LA (though I think having negative friends is something many people deal with in life). However, he has to take some responsibility for the choices he makes as well. Once he does, it will be a lot easier for Brown to move forward and get better. But what do you think?