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Chris Brown and Nia Guzman are scheduled to meet in court later this month to establish custodial rights of their 1-year-old daughter, Royalty. Unfortunately for Guzman, her ex-boyfriend, King Ba, has been in headlines in recent weeks because he’s wanted by police for allegedly forging checks, according to TMZ.
If you allow the rumor mill, to tell the story, King—who was initially named on the tot’s birth certificate—worked in cahoots with Guzman to carry out his criminal deeds. However, a representative for the mother of denying that his client had any involvement in his alleged schemes. Guzman’s spokesperson insists that she ended her relationship with him months ago.
“The allegations that have been made against Nia Guzman are completely false. Nia has not been in a dating relationship with Ba for several months, and she has no criminal record and has never took part in any criminal activity with Ba. Also, Nia is not trying to obtain any fame or additional money from Chris Brown other than the child support that is expected for the raising of their child and she asks that the press and general pubic would stop hurling false accusations at her and her daughter.”
TMZ is reporting that Brown will likely attempt to use the information collected about King’s legal woes against Guzman in court . The singer is currently seeking joint custody while Guzman is seeking full custody with supervised visitation for Brown.
The 2015 MTV Video Music Awards is right around the corner, and if the promos are any indications, the show is probably going to one of the most talked about television events of the summer. The VMAs are where both big moments happen and stars are made. Let’s take a look at 15 of the most epic VMA moments, ever.
We’ve all known for some time that Chris Brown is a conflicted, troubled person, in need of some serious help. But in a recent piece published by Us Weekly, he sat down and listed 25 little-known facts about himself, seems to nail that point home even further.
I’ve said on several occasions that I root for Chris to win. Though he still struggles, publicly. I still believe he wants to do and be better. And I’m hoping he reaches that place. I’m not trying to encourage anyone else to feel that way though.
If you still loathe Chris and have decided that’s how you’ll always feel about him, I’m certainly not trying to persuade you to change your mind.
But since you’re here, go ahead and check out some of the more interesting revelations from his interview below.
1. I am a neat freak.
5. I own 14 Burger Kings.
— Yahoo (@Yahoo) May 13, 2013
6. I paint monsters that are mirror images of people’s negative views of me.
11. I recently went to church for the first time in 15 years and loved it.
14. I bought my mom a $1 million dollar house when I was 15 years old.
15. I don’t eat beef or pork.
16. I talk to a pastor twice a week.
17. When I was 6, I witnessed a relative attempt to commit suicide.
20. I smile a lot because this world doesn’t allow for people to cry.
22. I love dancing with my daughter [Royalty, 15 months].
23. I love to help choose my daughter’s outfits.
25. I think the best thing God created was a woman.
You can read Chris’ full list of little known facts over at Us Weekly.
Did any of these things surprise you?
Chris Brown is showing just how much fatherhood has changed him by naming his next album after his daughter, Royalty.
Just this past weekend, the 26-year-old singer and doting dad took to Twitter to make the announcement about the dedication to his one-year-old.
MY NEW ALBUM WILL BE NAMED “ROYALTY”
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 22, 2015
On his Instagram, we can’t help but gush over the images on his timeline featuring his mini-me. Whether we see Royalty hanging with Chris, attending dad’s shows, spending time with grandma (Chris’ mom) or doing her own dances, Royalty, has obviously made a big impact on the sometimes-troubled R&B star’s life.
According to ET Online, the singer gushed about the “humbling” experience of fatherhood at the 2015 BET Awards. “Being a father is great. I’ve been able to set aside my own wants and necessities for my daughter,” he said. “Everything is about her.”
The new album follows 2014’s X and is said to be a fall release.
Brown is currently on the road for the 25-day “One Hell of a Nite Tour,” with support that includes Fetty Wap, Kid Ink, Omarion and Teyana Taylor.
Remaining 2015 Chris Brown tour dates:
Aug. 26 – Holmdel, N.J. @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug. 28 – Saratoga Springs, N.Y. @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Aug. 29 – Boston, Mass. @ Xfinity Center
Aug. 30 – Wantagh, N.Y. @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre
Sept. 1 – Birmingham, Ala. @ Oak Mountain Amphitheatre
Sept. 3 – Miami, Fla. @ American Airlines Arena
Sept. 4 – Tampa, Fla. @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 5 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Sept. 9 – Austin, Texas @ Austin360 Amphitheater
Sept. 10 – Dallas, Texas @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sept. 12 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ Isleta Amphitheater
Sept. 15 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ US Airways Center
Sept. 17 – San Diego, Calif. @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
Sept. 18 – Anaheim, Calif. @ Honda Center
Sept. 19 – Concord, Calif. @ Concord Pavilion
As the reported custody battle between Chris Brown and the mother of his child Nia Guman-Amey continues, the R&B singer spoke out on the drama that has ensued.
Notorious for venting on social media, Brown took his baby mama drama to Twitter, of course. While he didn’t mention Amey specifically, he did discuss women using their children as “meal tickets” and even leverage against fathers. This comes after Amey recently requested $15,000 a month for the child support of their daughter Royalty after the two agreed on $10,000 a month.
Some men my age run from their responsibility as fathers. I embrace mine. Just sucks that some females use children as meal tickets.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 7, 2015
Using a child as leverage is never ok. The highest praise to the men who actually want their kids.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 7, 2015
According to an exclusive source from Hollywood Life, Amey is disgusted with Brown’s poor parenting. “He will drop millions on cars, rims, tires, Jordan sneakers—all that fabulous crap–but won’t make sure Royalty’s living in the lap of luxury,” says the source.
Is Breezy in the wrong for taking his family drama to Twitter?
There’s always a special spark when two artists make love and art together. While the unions may not always last, the music lives on forever. Popular music is at its best when couples collaborate. Check out 15 artists who put their boos on the track and made beautiful (or at least decent) music together.
Why can’t Chris Brown catch a break?
Everyone makes mistakes. Some folks’ mistakes are worse than others. But still, the grand majority of us try to learn from those mistakes and then move on to make to make other, more age-appropriate errors (because you never stop growing, right?). But not Chris Brown. He has yet to move on. He is kind of stuck in Mistakeville. I would even go as far as to say that he is the king of Mistakeville.
Last week, Brown had his passport snatched by authorities in the Philippines after a religious organization filed a fraud complaint against him for failing to appear at a show, which was scheduled for last year. Now, what kind of religious sect would sponsor a concert featuring Chris Brown? Probably one that none of us would be a member of. Still, the group said that Brown owed them $1 million in payment for the canceled show and authorities said that until the dispute was settled, he was not allowed to leave the country.
After nearly a week of being held hostage in a foreign land, Brown was allowed to return to his home country. But not before begging the President of the United States, who is busy running the country and what not, to intervene. And by begging, I mean he uploaded a video of himself doing a backflip on Instagram.
As hilarious as this story is, it is also kind of sad. Not sad in a tragic sort of way. But sad in a “this is just pitiful” sort of way. Yes, it is true: I almost feel sorry for him. Chris Brown is a jerk. There is no denying that. Ever since his domestic violence incident involving Rihanna he has been involved in one public scandal after another. That includes many public spats, including issues with Robin Roberts, Drake, Frank Ocean, Tyson Beckford, Adrienne Bailon, Tamar Braxton and Raz B, to name a few. And then there are the lawsuits, the court dates, the child he had with another woman during his relationship with Karrueche Tran, and actual physical altercations.
For many, Brown is nothing more than an out of control and entitled pop star in need of a serious wake-up call. I sympathize with that sentiment. But I also believe that while Brown has acted with reckless abandonment, his so-called entitlement hasn’t really gotten him that far either.
I mean, just look at his White counterparts. Like Charlie Sheen, who has been accused multiple times of domestic violence, and other debauchery, too. Or even Shia LaBeouf, who may or may not have given his girlfriend a black eye while in Germany recently, but definitely said he “would have killed her” after a heated argument. The mainstream pretty much condones – if not encourages – their bad boy images. However, Brown is the only one still paying for his crimes publicly. No one would let him forget how he abused his girlfriend – even after he and the former flame in question decided to reconcile for a bit. And no one will cut him any slack either – not that they should.
But our outrage at men and their misogyny should be critiqued in fairness. And I just don’t see that happening with Brown.
Absent his stupidity, I really do believe that race plays a huge part in how we have come to relate to Brown publicly. If he were White, folks might be more inclined to think first about his mental illness – or at least use it as an excuse. A White man’s mental health is the first thing we think about whenever they find themselves in trouble. On the other hand, Brown suffers from both bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. And there are other traumas in his life that have impacted him, including being reared in a household where domestic abuse was common. Yet we tend to hold Brown, and only Brown, responsible for his actions.
I believe that this has a lot to do with how we come to hyper-masculinize Black male bodies. In general, we tend to take a Marlboro Man approach to masculinity. We don’t like them to cry. We feel like they should be strong and silent. We expect them to engage in risky behaviors. But we ultimately understand that masculinity is not inherently violent. However, with Black men, not only are they widely believed to be predators with a penchant for aggression and violence, but they are also viewed as unemotional monsters, incapable of self-control or empathy.
And how we have come to identify with Black male masculinity might be behind why Black men as a group tend to seek mental health treatment less than any other group. And it might be one of the reasons why we tend not to take their mental health seriously. Take for instance the case of Joshua Jones, the South Carolina man who in 2013 was convicted of killing his girlfriend and shooting a cop. Even though Jones had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and psychotic, and hissed and spoke a bunch of religious gibberish at the judge, a psychiatrist in the case said that Jones was fit to stand trial.
Now, granted, Brown hasn’t killed anybody (the only person who he is likely to hurt at this point is himself). And he does deserve the blame for some of his actions. After all, Black men know how the world feels about them and yet some of them, fearing no other way to exert their masculinity, still feed into the stereotype.
Still, we can’t ignore that his aggressive behavior along with social media outbursts are probably more the result of his untreated mental illness than him trying to live up to some public image of a bad boy.
And that is why I can no longer laugh at him.
Aside from Chris Brown’s traveling travesty while in Manila, Philippines, it looks like the singer definitely gave his international fans a show they will never forget.
During his performance, a shirtless Brown, serenaded the Macau crowd with his hit songs and extensive catalogue. However, he surprised all when his set list included ex-girlfriend Rihanna’s club banger “B*tch Better Have My Money.” Awkward, much? Then again, the two have made it known that they are friends and have a cordial relationship. No matter, the crowd still turned up with the notorious bad boy of R&B.
After gaining clearance to leave the country, Brown is headed to Hong Kong to perform for yet another sold out crowd. He also teased a collaboration with singer Rita Ora on his Instagram just hours before hopping on a flight.
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In an emotional Instagram post shared on Tuesday, Chris Brown expressed that he finally heard God’s voice for the first time. According to Brown, who has experienced his share of turmoil, the turning point came when he grew weary with sitting back and allowing “the f-cking devil” to ruin his life.
The “Don’t Judge Me” singer went on to say that many men in his particular situation would not hesitate to commit suicide and that he sincerely desires to avoid self-destruction. Read his full post below.
When u tired of the fucking devil ruining your life and u hear God speak for the first time. No one knows what I deal with on a day to day. The average man wouldn’t hesitate to blow his fucking brains out but that’s the cowards way out… Most won’t understand the genius and beauty in change and learning and the people who have devilish intentions will win in the short term. My soul will always be pure of heart.
What’s on the surface always looks like one big party but inside there is a little boy looking for help and guidance. People say “be a man.” Yeah, that’s right but it doesn’t take away any pain you really go through. I just wanna stay out the way and do music. Most importantly and great father. I don’t have any more patience for anything that will cause me to self-destruct!!
When u tired of the fucking devil ruining your life and u hear God speak for the first time. No one knows what I deal with on a day to day. The average man wouldn't hesitate to blow his fucking brains out but that's the cowards way out… Most won't understand the genius and beauty in change and learning and the people who have devilish intentions will win in the short term. My soul will always be pure of heart. What's on the surface always looks like one big party but inside there is a little boy looking for help and guidance. People say "be a man". Yeah, that's right but it doesn't take away any pain you really go through. I just wanna stay out the way and do music. Most importantly and great father. I don't have any more patience for anything that will cause me to self destruct!!
It’s quite obvious that Chris has been suffering from some personal demons for a long time now. It’s great to hear that he has experienced this breakthrough he’s speaking about; and hopefully, he is able to stick with his decision to leave the harmful habits, behaviors and people behind.
Chris Brown has become the victim of yet another home invasion after three armed robbers forcefully entered his home in the San Fernando Valley Tuesday, TMZ reports.
The masked intruders showed up at the singer’s residence at approximately 2:00 a.m. and pushed their way past Brown’s aunt, who went to the door after hearing a commotion. The men took her hostage, shoved guns in her face, and ordered her to wait in the closet. They then proceeded to ransack the house, making a clean getaway with money and other property. After their departure, Brown’s aunt called 911, but the men were long gone when police arrived. The “Loyal” singer was not present at the time of the robbery.
Of course, this isn’t the first time a security breach at Brown’s home has put him and house guests in harm’s way. Back in May, 21-year-old Amira Ayeb was arrested and charged with felony trespassing after she was discovered naked in his bedroom.