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We told you yesterday that when Chris Brown tried to share his thoughts on the Ebola epidemic, some didn’t take too kindly to what he had to say. In case you missed his thoughts, the singer said, “I don’t know … But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. S**t is getting crazy bruh.” Soon after that, he realized he might have said too much, so with that in mind, he posted “Let me shut my black a** up!”
But it was a little too late. The stream of negativity came flowing in through social media, even though there were quite a few people who agreed with his comments. With people giving him a hard time yesterday, Brown decided to respond to them on Twitter. It wasn’t poignant or anything like that, but it was clear. Chris Brown isn’t worried about what anyone has to say.
And then he posted this Vine video to go along with his feelings:
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 14, 2014
And you know Team Breezy loved it (“Yaas bae. Say that then”). But what do you think about his response to the backlash he received from people over his opinion?
Real Talk Or Real Crazy? Chris Brown Criticized For Saying, “I Think This Ebola Epidemic Is A Form Of Population Control”
Some things are just meant to be stated amongst friends and family…
That’s something that Chris Brown might want to think about for the future, because his theories about the Ebola virus aren’t being warmly embraced at the moment.
Very early this morning the singer took to Twitter to have a conspiracy theory moment about everything he’s heard in the news when it comes to the spread of the Ebola virus.
Of course, once word spread of his statements, many on Twitter and in the media went for the jugular.
“You know what the discussion of the Ebola epidemic needed? More stupid. Here comes Chris Brown”
“Famous douche bag and part time dancer Chris Brown has tweeted out that he thinks Ebola is a form of “population control”. I love America. ”
“Please, Chris Brown, elaborate how Ebola is a form of pop. control & join the legions of idiots who believe the CIA invented crack cocaine”
But what do you know? Quite a few other people on Twitter agreed with the “New Flame” singer:
“So Chris Brown tweets Ebola is a way to control population & everyone says he’s on to something But when somebody regular just said…nvm”
“Once again my brother @chrisbrown is being lambasted for speaking the truth on #Ebola”
“@chrisbrown they don’t think we’re aware of what they’re doing..but they don’t know what we’re capable of either..”
I’m personally going to have to disagree with the brotha, but what do you think of what Brown had to say?
After TMZ Claims Chris Brown Violently “Shoved” Woman Who Tried To Kiss Him, Singer Calls Harvey Levin “The Devil”
TMZ reported yesterday that while in a nightclub in Houston over the weekend with girlfriend Karrueche Tran, a drunk fan grabbed Chris Brown’s face and tried to kiss him. They also claimed that Brown shoved the woman “pretty hard,” but in the video, it didn’t seem hard or done with malicious intent. And honestly, it didn’t seem like an inappropriate reaction to a sloppy stranger trying to kiss your lips. Brown must have agreed, because when he caught wind of TMZ’s story about his reaction, he had some not-so-nice words for the publication’s managing editor, Harvey Levin. He posted a scathing message for Levin on Monday on Instagram before quickly taking it down. According to MTV, this is what it said and what it looked like:
“What the devil looks like in person. Lol. You sad little man. You’ve been trying for years to destroy me. It won’t work. Your efforts are flattering. When you look back on your life when it’s that time for you to depart, what can u actually say you’ve accomplished in life? Bringing people down and being the number one source for negativity. Life’s too short homie. Find some sort of happiness. You are a grown ass man. God bless you bruh.”
Interesting enough, this statement comes after Columbus Short took to the radio to say that TMZ ruins families.
“My character has been assassinated, unjustly. I feel like, Harvey Levin got the proverbial hard-on for me or something because he was attacking me for no reason. What I found out, you know how it goes, these stories get money… TMZ is making all that money, but it’s blood money to me. I really believe it, because you’re destroying people’s families.”
What do you think of Brown’s response to the story?
The woman who grabbed Chris Brown in a nightclub and got checked by the singer says she was just trying to show him some love … even though she looks pretty damn ominous in the video.
The woman — Mandee — admits to us … she was wasted after Chris’ performance at the Houston club. She claims 5 drinks and some shots, which definitely qualifies as wasted.
Read more about this incident at TMZ.com
This weekend’s IHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas brought together two talented R&B Crooners, Chris Brown & Usher. The 2-day festival featured performances by Usher, Nicki Minaj, Alicia Keys, Jason Derulo and Ariana Grande. However the performance between Chris and Usher was a fan favorite.
After performing a few of his hits, Usher announced to the audience that he would be bringing Chris Brown on stage to perform their latest hit, New Flame. However no one was prepared for the epic mini dance-off the two had after. Fans have waited for years to see the two dance against each other. The dance off ended with Usher lighting his sneakers on fire. Yeah we know…just watch the video.
In addition to Usher and Chris Brown, check out Nicki Minaj performing her latest hits.
“I Was Scared To Go Out”: Chris Brown Says He Was Self-Conscious About His Weight After Being Released From Jail
When Chris Brown was first released from jail back at the beginning of June, many people noticed that the “Loyal” singer had packed on a few pounds. For some, the weight gain was a good look, especially since Brown had been looking a little too thin and sickly for quite some time. But for others, the singer’s weight gain was something to joke about, as headlines said, “Chris Brown Looking A Bit Chubby After Prison,” and asked, “Did Chris Brown Let Himself Go?” I mean, the man was in jail for 108 days…
Well, as confident as Brown seems most of the time, he admitted in a new interview with “Extra” that he was feeling self-conscious about the 30+ pounds he packed on while in jail. He says that he was even afraid to be seen out of the house.
“My normal weight is like 180, I was 215 when I got out of jail… I couldn’t fit in my jeans, fit in my clothes. I was scared to go out, I was like man, people will see me and I look fat so after a while I went and played a lot of basketball, a lot of cardio, we did the New Flame video, BET awards, a couple of other shows, I was always dancing, always dancing, trying to get my body back.”
And it’s working. Brown is slowly but surely slimming down, but he looks healthy at the same time. Something else Brown says he is working on since leaving jail is his temper. With the help of his therapist, Brown says he has come a long way.
“I see my therapist twice a week, it’s amazing and I was at first adamant about it, like, ‘I don’t want to go to therapy, I’m not going to talk to anybody,’ but as I went through it and kept talking, it’s actually very therapeutic.
For me it was more of an opportunity for me to understand my feelings and understand what I was dealing with in my own life.
I didn’t know how to express myself without it being anger or aggression because I felt a certain way, but now it’s more of me being able to control it and understand it.”
Glad to see Brown doing better. We’re hoping he’ll stay on this positive path–whatever weight he decides to be.
“F**k You!” Rihanna Slams CBS For Pulling Her Song From Thursday Night Football Over The Ray Rice Controversy
Last week, CBS aired their first “Thursday Night Football” broadcast and things got off to a bumpy start because of the controversy surrounding Ray Rice. The network had planned to have a narrated opener from actor Don Cheadle, and a taped performance of “Run This Town” from Rihanna. This opener was set to play for the entire 2014 NFL season anytime games were played on the network. However, in an attempt to address the actions of Rice and to set a serious tone while doing so, CBS decided to cut the opener and focus on commentary from sports analysts about domestic violence. And because Rihanna was once a victim of domestic violence (at the hands of Chris Brown back in 2009), they thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to play her performance.
Well, it’s a new week, and though there is still scandal surrounding the league (Rice wants to appeal his indefinite suspension and Adrian Peterson is dealing with child abuse charges), CBS is still hoping to open this Thursday’s broadcast with the taped openers from Cheadle and Rihanna. However, the singer isn’t having it.
She finally decided to address her opener being snatched on Twitter this morning. And though she waited a few days to say anything, she still seems pretty pissed…
Do you think the network was wrong for pulling the opener last week? Would it have been insensitive to air it?
A few years ago the singer spoke in detail to Diane Sawyer about the abuse she faced the night she was attacked by Brown on the way home from a pre-Grammy party.
“All I kept thinking was, ‘When is it going to stop?
At that point, I just didn’t know what could happen. He was clearly blacked out. There was no person when I looked at him. It was almost as if he had nothing to lose. He had so much to lose. But it was almost as if he had nothing to lose. It wasn’t the same person that says I loved you. It definitely wasn’t those eyes.”
In a recent chat with Sway, Brown said that he still seeks therapy twice a week to keep his anger issues in check and that he’s grown a great deal. He encourages Rice to seek the same help.
“To Ray, or anybody else. Because I’m not better than the next man — I can just say I’ve been down that road. I deal with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too, but it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”
Chris Brown understands domestic violence on a level which many of us, hopefully, will never be able to relate. And so with that in mind, MTV’s Sway sat down with Brown to ask him his thoughts about the Ray and Janay Rice incident.
I know… you’re probably thinking what I initially thought. Chris should be the last person speaking on this. Not only was he involved in the infamous 2009 incident, he’s been involved in a few violent altercations since then.
I certainly had my reservations. But actually, his thoughts and words of advice for Rice were pretty insightful and hopefully helpful to their intended target as well as other men and women who may be struggling with anger management and issues of violence.
Read what he had to say in the excerpts and then watch the whole video below.
“I think it’s all about the choices you do make. And then also, with me, I dealt with a lot of anger issues from my past, not knowing how to express myself verbally. But at the same time, not knowing how to cope with my emotions and deal with them and understand what they were. So I just think help is great. You know I still talk to my therapist twice a week. For me, it helps me to actually be able to–if I’m frustrated or if I’m dealing with something– to vent and say what I’m going through so I can hear from an actual clinical person: ‘You know what this is how you should react’ or ‘It’s good to feel this way.’ Because feelings, emotions are energy in motion. It’s supposed to come in and go. It’s not supposed to stay there. You’re not supposed to keep it inside because it’ll just bottle up and you’ll become a monster.
So for me, I think dealing with my anger issues and understanding myself and the life I’ve been through and where I’m headed and where I want to be–has helped me really focus on what’s important and not eff up. So I think for anybody who’s going through that situation or anybody who’s dealing with it, it’s all about the choices. Every situation is different but it’s all about the choices you make and how you control your anger.
Ray or anybody else because I’m not better than the next man. I can just say I’ve been down that road and I’ve dealt with situations and I’ve made my mistakes too. But it’s all about how you push forward and how you control yourself.”
Listen, as someone who was deeply disappointed by Chris Brown after his incident with Rihanna, I’m really proud of him for being so open and honest. There seems to be true sincerity behind his words. And I’m so happy to see that he didn’t try to place any blame on Janay for what we saw in that elevator footage. It’s clear that he’s learning to accept responsibility for his actions and believes Rice should learn to do the same. And seek help. I respect that, immensely.
Obviously, I don’t know Chris to say that he’s reformed or not but he certainly seems to make the case that reformation is possible if a person truly wants help.
The past 48 hours have been a social media field day after TMZ released the video of now-fired Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his wife during their physical altercation earlier this year. This video has caused an outcry about why the NFL and Ravens franchise waited to give Rice the boot. It also sparked discussions about domestic violence and accountability. Should our intolerance for such behavior and call for consequences be equal across the board, or can forgiveness be found with time? Here’s a look at celebrities accused of domestic violence who we still support.
What solves the problem faster? Arguing about relationship issues via phone call or text, or posting a not so subliminal message about your partner and how self-absorbed he is and how much he takes you for granted on Instagram?
I often wonder what’s the point when a celebrity with a major following takes a jab at their partner via social media. It’s true that at the end of the day, celebrities are everyday people. But while we might make the poor choice of sharing our anger with a few hundred (maybe a little over 1,000) followers, imagine sharing your feelings about a personal dispute with an arena-like audience of hundreds of thousands of people. With thousands of devoted fans and followers eyeballing your every tweet, there’s sure to be a plethora of additional drama and unsolicited opinions you probably weren’t intending to bring about with your original post.
Social media has become the new window seat for many of us to peer into the lives of our favorite celebrities. And with so much drama on our computer screens, there’s no need to peep from behind it to watch TV to be engrossed. Someone is continuously airing out their dirty laundry, or their spouse, online.
In the past couple of months I’ve watched my fair share of star-studded relationship wars by way of Twitter and Instagram. Celebs have shown that there is no mercy on the battleground and as we’ve seen with the recent tasteless jokes of Ginuwine, not even the children of your favorite stars are safe.
The Harris’ are no stranger to this stage, as they were in the spotlight for months for their shade-filled Instagram comments and feuds. From TIP’s request for Tiny to get her body right and tight, but to get it off Instagram, to Tiny defending her marriage against rumors of an affair with boxer Floyd Mayweather, and the rapper’s own mother taking to Tiny’s comment section to ask her to speak to T.I., there was enough drama to hold us until the new “Family Hustle” season started airing (season four began on August 25). And Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have used social media to document every fall out they’ve had, as well as the many different times they’ve reunited since the year started. The drama is real.
But as I said earlier, celebrities are regular people too, and just as they act a fool when their feelings are hurt, we do the same online. I understand that it can get tough and that sometimes you feel the need to express yourself when you feel as though your partner isn’t hearing you, but putting your own life on blast is not a good move. Not only is it detrimental to your relationship (if you really care to make things work), but it’s tacky as all hell. We all slip with the subliminal quotes from time to time, but some things aren’t meant to be shared with the world. Pick up the phone and call when your relationship is rocking, don’t make your first stop the computer keyboard…