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While out promoting her newly released EP, Call Me Crazy, über talented songstress Sevyn Street stopped by Power 105.1′s The Breakfast Club. During her visit, the “It Won’t Stop” singer spoke quite candidly about dating and relationship struggles that most of us are all too familiar with.
On taking shots at men via Twitter:
“You know what, Yee? Sometimes we be going through some things. I’m a writer so they shouldn’t have gave me Twitter. They shouldn’t have did that to me because I go through it and I’m like, ‘You know what this BAN’… Sometimes I do [subliminals]. I never mention names or anything like that.”
On having man problems:
“I won’t say I have man problems because I don’t have a man, so that’s not a problem for me. Man problems, no.”
On rumors that she broke up with her guy via Twitter:
“No, it wasn’t a breakup. I might’ve [been fed up and fed up with whomever I was dealing with]. Like I said, I just go through it sometimes and I tweet about it.”
On dating difficulties:
“Honestly, I think dating is hard. Period. It don’t matter what field you’re in. You can be a school teacher or do what we do, which is entertainment. I think it’s just hard period. As long as you can find two people who really want to make it work, I think that’s the key to it.”
On being heartbroken in the past:
“Of course, who hasn’t? I definitely have been.
On the Chris, Rihanna, Kaurreuche love triangle:
“I’m cool with her [Rihanna]. I don’t see her a lot, but when I do see her, we’re good. I’ve been out with her before and things like that, so we’re cool. And yeah, I am friends with Ruch [Karrueche]. Let me just say this, I’m like this with my brother, and my blood brother will tell you, I don’t really get too close to the girlfriends like that. I respect the relationship, but people break up and make up and I don’t wanna be the one that when y’all break up you call like, ‘So what did he say? How does he feel?’ I’m not in y’all relationship, so I don’t get in it. “
Watch Sevyn’s interview on the next page.
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?
“My Angel With Broken Wings”: Chris Brown’s Mom Sends Message Of Support; Karrueche Stands By Him In Court
We told you yesterday that Chris Brown received quite the reality check when the judge over his probation hearing ordered him to return to in-patient rehabilitation for anger management for three months. News came out that the reason Brown might have been kicked out of his last short-lived rehab facility was because he got into a heated exchange with his mother, Joyce Hawkins, and he allegedly wound up throwing a rock through her car window. She was reportedly there for a family session of counseling when the episode occurred. Despite all of that, Hawkins is his mother, and after his court appearance and ruling, she posted a message of love and support to her son via Twitter.
MY ANGEL WITH BROKEN WINGS GOD LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND I DO AS WELL
— Joyce Hawkins (@mombreezy) November 21, 2013
Also standing by Brown during this tough time is his girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, who was snapped walking in the courtroom with her boyfriend hand-in-hand, and supporting him through this latest development in his legal troubles. CNN says she even held his hand in the courtroom during most of the nerve-wracking proceeding:
The singer sat nervously in a Los Angeles County courtroom, holding girlfriend Karrueche Tran’s hand as he waited while his lawyer, Mark Geragos, met privately with the judge and prosecutor before his hearing began Wednesday afternoon.
Despite the way things played out with their relationship in the past (you know what messy moments/love triangle I’m talking about), Brown is very lucky to have such a supportive girlfriend, and mother, standing by him. They’re rooting for him, and we are too.
Chris Brown Ordered Back To Rehab For 90 Days After Throwing A Stone Through His Mom’s Car During First Rehab Stint
So now it’s starting to make sense why Chris Brown left rehab after only two weeks…
According to TMZ, Brown threw a fit while attempting to seek help in anger management, and not only did he get upset, he threw and broke a few objects in the process. According to reports and his probation report, Brown’s mother came to visit him in rehab and recommended that he stay for extended treatment. He disagreed, and they got into an argument. In a heated moment, Brown reportedly threw a rock through her car window. Sources tell TMZ that’s why he left early and was attempting to do outpatient treatment instead. The Malibu facility he was receiving treatment in wanted him out after the incident occurred.
Brown was in court in Los Angeles today with his lawyer, Mark Geragos, as he was there for a progress report on his probation from the domestic violence incident that occurred between him and Rihanna in 2009. The probation department actually used the violent episode from rehab in court to send him to jail for violating his probation, or to at least have him put in a “live-in anger management rehab.” The probation report says that without the proper therapy and support, the singer will remain “very guarded.”
So unfortunately for Breezy fans, but for the betterment of Brown, a judge has indeed ordered him back to rehab, but this time for three months. Brown, who released the mixtape X Files today, will be allowed to fly to D.C. for court appearances to deal with his criminal assault case for last month’s scuffle. If you’ll recall, Brown allegedly got in a fight with a young man outside the W Hotel during Howard University’s homecoming weekend. The facility he will have to stay in for rehab will be in L.A. County and Brown will have to submit to drug testing while there.
Any plans Brown had to promote or put out a new album this year will need to be put on the back burner in the hopes that he can get his anger (and life) in check. We still want the singer to win, so let’s hope these next 90 days will be more successful than his last stint in rehab.
I guess I’m not the only one to listen to a Jodeci song from back in the day, hear K-Ci and JoJo sing, and ask myself, ‘Damn! Why doesn’t anybody sing like these guys anymore??’
The-Dream has been thinking the same thing, because in an interview with Vlad-TV, the singer/songwriter was very open about what he feels the game is missing these days. This of course includes the strong, “take em to church” voices from back in the day. It all came about when he was asked about his past dream of putting together an R&B supergroup with some of today’s big singers (including Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Trey Songz and Miguel). He responded by saying it wouldn’t work because the strong powerhouse voice would be missing:
The-Dream: “We would be missing one new, big a** voice. It’s like, where’s the big voice? Nobody really has that anymore. Like, that thing. Nobody has that Johnny Gill s**t. That just go to church, just come on…there’s no go to church voice now if you really think about it. I’m looking for ‘em. It’s hard to find ‘em.”
Interviewer: “That’s true. R. Kelly had that definitely.”
The-Dream: “R. Kelly still wasn’t purely like, ‘go to church’ though. He was more relying on tone. Which he has a great tone. K-Ci and JoJo, was that part of that group. Those big powerhouse things. They don’t really exist anymore. Maybe everybody stopped going to church and stopped getting whippings. Whippings usually create a great voice.”
Interviewer: “That pain, huh? That pain and fear!”
The-Dream: “That switch or getting beat with a rose stem. [laughs]”
Interviewer: “Jennifer Hudson I guess for the female side kind of has that.”
The-Dream: “Yeah. Bey. A lot of voices over there.”
Interviewer: “But not male voices, huh?”
Interviewer: “Is that how you got your start? From the church?”
The-Dream: “I’m quite sure some type of way, man I’m from the South. Everybody go to church and sing there first. You can’t sing nowhere if you don’t sing in church. It wasn’t like there’s a choir, you’re in the choir if you just come to church. It’s like, ‘Come one buddy! Let’s go.’ It was what it was.”
It’s an interesting thought, right? While I can appreciate the voices of some of my favorite male singers of today, including Miguel, Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, and more, the reality is, they don’t have the voices that ring out and leave those goosebumps like I get when I listen to Aaron Hall’s “I Miss You,” or Jodeci’s “My Heart Belongs To You,” or something from folks like Case, Luther, Johnny Gill, D’Angelo, and Michael Jackson. Do you agree that those powerhouse voices are missing?
Fresh out of rehab, Chris Brown has released his mixtape “X Files.” And one song “Love 2 Remember” has many speculating that Breezy is crying out to Rihanna.
From the beginning of the song he says he’s trying to mend things but his girl is accusing him of messing up–cheating–though he’s really not doing anything.
I’m tryna make peace babe, these tears run down my face. So I close my eyes, but we both cry. And you say this is it baby baby. She said she tired of my s**t, she wanna quit. The funny thing, I’ve been good to her. Not doing s**t.
But she think that I’ve been f**king with Keisha – Latoya and Lisa, Dea and Diane, Nicki and Amber.
Got to be out of your damn mind!
Then Chris describes the ways he’s coping with his lost love.
Tell me what am I supposed to do. There’s something wrong, I feel it too. Before we used to see each other, now you wanna talk about space – you’ve changed. You wanna leave me but you can’t tell me.
Why do we argue! Why do we scream!
I wish it was better, I don’t want you to leave. So sick & tired of drinking this bottle. Contemplate, and I feel overdosed, I think that one shot will stop the pain.
And then he ends the song on a hopeful note.
This is a love to remember. Don’t cry, don’t cry. We’ll meet again once upon a time.
You could argue that the song could be about Rihanna or Karrueche, considering Chris has been known to bounce back and forth. But as one Bossip commenter pointed out, Karrueche has proven that she’s not in anybody’s rush to leave Chris.
Take a listen to the song in its entirety and let us know what you think, is this about Rihanna or Karrueche?
A few weeks ago we told you that R&B singer Chris Brown voluntarily checked himself into a Malibu rehabilitation facility, after he allegedly punched a man in the face in Washingtin D.C. According to Brown’s attorney, Mark Geragos, Chris made the decision to seek anger management help because he wanted to turn his life around.
“We talked today and he said, ‘I want to take some time and do a little introspection and understand everything that’s going on around me. It was his decision, and he should be applauded. Why now? People have realizations at various times. Maybe sitting in a jail cell for 36 hours for something you didn’t do is enough to rock you a bit,” said Mark.
It was originally believed that Chris would remain in the facility for 3 months, but according to TMZ, the “Love More” singer checked himself out yesterday. I know what you’re probably thinking, but it appears that he had a good reason for checking out early—community service. The troubled star still owes community service hours in relation to his assault case involving on-again, off-again girlfriend, Rihanna. Apparently it’s supposed to reconvene pretty soon.
“The rehab facility has been told to take him [Brown] apart and put him back together,” a source told TMZ.
It’s unclear whether or not the program is making a difference, but Mark says that his client will continue with outpatient therapy.
Jazmine Denise is an entertainment and celebrity news blogger. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise.
Just as Chris Brown was patching his reputation back together, he was accused of injuring a 24-year-old club goer back in June. Eyewitnesses, however, say that the so-called assault never happened. In response, Brown is counter suing her for lying about the incident, TMZ reports.
Five months ago, Deanna Grimes claimed that Chris Brown shoved her to the ground outside the Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, Calif. ”With the push, I fell down to the ground on my knees, legs, and everything and I did end up going to the hospital,” Grimes told TMZ over the phone. “I have a torn ligament in my knee. An apology would be great; that’s what I’m looking for.”
Brown responded to the TMZ story with a tweet and said “please stop with the false stories. I don’t usually comment but I didn’t do anything.”
According to MN, Grimes’ story never seemed to add up. The club owner and eyewitnesses support Brown’s version of events. One source called Grimes “an obsessed, drunk girl using Chris as part of her fantasy club night. He is the victim of her wild imagination and overindulgence in alcohol and who knows what else,” according to the NY Daily News.
To combat the slanderous story, Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos is filing a countersuit against Grimes. “Brown seems to believe that she’s either a liar looking to get paid,” 411Mania says, “or is trying to avoid blame for her embarrassing behavior while drunk.” Brown and other eyewitnesses note that Grimes never even came into contact with the Fine China singer — he was surrounded by security all night. The case claims Grimes contacted TMZ two days later after the incident and even shared a photo of herself in a cast.
“The devil is always working. If it wasn’t for my faith and my fans, I would’ve [quit] music a long time ago,” he tweeted after the story went viral. “I’m tired of it man….!
As you know via our report yesterday, Chris Brown has made the healthy choice to go to rehab for anger management. Celebrities, fans and the indifferent were happy to see Brown take the step to receive the help he needs. Interestingly enough, Don Lemon, who usually serves up large amounts of criticism, took on the “big brother” role regarding Brown’s choice while on the Tom Joyner morning show.
With empathy, The 47 year old CNN journalist stated to the radio talk show host:
“( I feel) Conflicted because he’s a celebrity, and I know it’s easy to make him out to be the poster child for bad behavior, especially for bad behavior among young black men because he’s a young black man.”
Lemon continued to say Brown is not the only celebrity who makes headlines for bad behavior but he is profiled more often because of the domestic violence incident that occurred with Rihanna in 2009. The series of other violent events Brown was a part of afterward certrainly didn’t help either. Black Voices lists those occurrences as such: “the Good Morning America dressing room incident; the Drake entourage altercation; the Frank Ocean altercation; the hit and run in Los Angeles and now this latest arrest in Washington, DC.”
“Okay Chris, and I mean this with all honesty and with the best of intentions. I’ve been 24-years-old before and felt invincible; that fades over time and with age comes wisdom and you realize that not everyone talking in your ear has your best interest at heart. Most of the people you think are your closest friends or closest to you: your boys, your fellas; they don’t give a damn about you. When you go to jail, you go to jail alone. You don’t know me from Adam but if I can offer you a bit of advice from one man to another, one black man to another.”
We have to say we agree with his comments and it was also nice to see a more down-to-earth side of Lemon. Listen to Lemon’s full comments here. Do you think his remarks were genuine?
It appears that Chris Brown’s most recent run-in with the law has prompted him to see about his temper. According to TMZ, the “Don’t Judge Me” singer checked into a rehabilitation facility in Malibu last night, that will cater to his anger management issues.
Sources say that the troubled singer’s attorney, Mark Geragos dropped him off at the facility in hopes of getting Chris to resolve some unaddressed anger issues, but also to blunt a possible prison sentence in relation to accusations that his client punched and broke a man’s nose this past weekend in Washington, D.C.
“We talked today and he said, ‘I want to take some time and do a little introspection and understand everything that’s going on around me. It was his decision, and he should be applauded,” Mark told the New York Daily News.
“Why now? People have realizations at various times. Maybe sitting in a jail cell for 36 hours for something you didn’t do is enough to rock you a bit,” Mark continued.
Chris’ mom and girlfriend, Karrueche Tran, also reportedly accompanied him to the facility. Just before Chris checked in, Karrueche shared the above photograph of she and her boo locking lips, to her Instagram page. Along with the photo was a caption that reads:
“Always & Forever ❤️”
Regardless of Chris’ true motives for checking into rehab, anger management is certainly a step in the right direction.