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The Questionable Behavior Of Male Celebrities And Female Fans’ Tradition Of Forgiveness

November 13th, 2014 - By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
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Bill Cosby, R.Kelly, Chuck Berry, Ray Rice, Michael Jackson, Tupac, Dr. Dre and Chris Brown have all been accused or found guilty of sexual misconduct or physical violence against women and/or children. Yet most, if not all of these men, continue to have a devoted fan base, and many of the people who admire them are women.

To this day, Bill Cosby is considered one of the most valued men to ever grace the small screen thanks to his role as Heathcliff Huxtable on “The Cosby Show.” This is true despite numerous accusations of rape. Chris Brown continues to have millions of fans who sing his songs and declare themselves #TeamBreezy, many of them young girls and women, even though he battered longtime girlfriend and fellow pop star, Rihanna. Ray Rice knocked his then-fiancée (now wife) out on camera and Baltimore Ravens fans still clamored to defend him to get him back on the field. Women who were fans told reporters, “I absolutely 100% support him.”

So, how do we, as fans, cope with the disgusting behaviors of those in the media who we are fans of and/or glorify? And when do we transition from cheek-turning consumer to apologist? That’s a big question for anyone who’s ever embraced “Bad” or “P.Y.T.” as a personal anthem. Rather than immediately questioning Michael Jackson’s colorful and odd behavior when allegations came out about him, fans determined that the child who slept in Jackson’s bed was lying and that his family was trying to extort the singer. The public questioned, “Who would let their child sleep in bed with a grown man?” Yes, many fans were hopeful believers in the King of Pop and dismissive of the boy, and to this day, those parts of his past are ignored by those who have known and loved Jackson since they were young.

As a rambunctious adolescent, I happily blasted “Dead Wrong” by the Notorious B.I.G. on my Sony Walkman (the portable anti-skip CD player kind), so much so that I wasn’t fully taking in the problematic lyrics that people pointed out to me. I tried to quickly rationalize the song, claiming that “He probably doesn’t believe a word that he’s saying.” And I’ve made similar excuses for other artists, actors and athletes, but I’m starting to feel a way about it…

And the reason why I can not blindly consume certain media like I used to is because I realize that everything we take in affects us. And while I know that “Dead Wrong” has been a favorite of mine in the past, I have to remind myself that problematic music simply isn’t palatable for me, as a woman or a feminist. That music looks to undermine me via content that is often hateful, misogynistic and homophobic at times. Even without content that is abrasive, such as those delivered by the late Notorious B.I.G., I continue to be offended by artists and actors I once revered, who I’ve realized often exhibited, or still exhibit f’ed up behavior. And no matter how lovable the Huxtables still are, I can’t continue to endorse a man who’s been accused of violating women over and over again.

I’ve decided that I’m not going to pay for or entertain anti-woman behavior anymore, which is what I’m doing when I pay for the products and/or art of celebrities whose values don’t align with mine. I don’t want to negotiate away that part of my awareness, but, that’s just me. Ultimately, it’s a personal decision. If you can comfortably listen to Dr. Dre, knowing that he once violently attacked a woman and then bragged about it, then do you. But for me, I feel that I’m condoning that behavior each time I bounce my head to any of Dr. Dre’s music or I look to buy one of his overpriced products. Others may not feel that way, which I can respect.

Guilt isn’t the goal here either. Listen to and watch your stars proudly, understand the messages that they’re trying to convey and recognize that while some content or conduct is product of a facade, a lot of it isn’t.

All things considered, I’ve only mentioned black male celebrities in this article, but there are PLENTY of women, as well as non-black artists and entertainers, who betray women with their actions and words, and real dialogue should take place regarding their place in our lives.

“Please Don’t Start Drama That Doesn’t Exist” Adrienne Bailon Responds To Chris Brown

November 5th, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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When the ladies of “The Real” sat down to speak about the topic of friends dating shiesty dudes, referencing Chris and Karrueche’s on-again, off-again relationship, I doubt they thought it would cause so much of a stink.

But Chris Brown got word that the ladies were talking about him and his girl and he acted a fool.

He singled out Tamar and Adrienne, calling them all types of names and attempting to bring up Adrienne’s sexual history. Which was interesting considering Jeannie Mai was really the one coming for him. (And that’s not a diss toward Jeannie. Anyone with internet access has seen how Chris gets down. It’s out there.)

The issue is still Chris’ apparent disrespect of women.

Either way, Tamar already responded.

And now Adrienne’s chiming in with her two cents, just a little bit more quietly.

According to The Shade Room, Adrienne Bailon headed straight over to Chris Brown’s Instagram page with her response.

“Who said anything bad about her? I actually know her…We’re cool. The conversation was generally speaking of anyone who may “possibly” be in a bad relationship. Please don’t start drama that doesn’t EXIST. If she’s happy…So am I. And I certainly STARTED my career in a multi platinum singing group. Get your facts straight. You don’t need to freeload when you have your own Barbie. God bless. <3″

Accurate.

What do you think about Adrienne’s response? Personally, I admire the fact that she went right to Chris Brown’s page, instead of creating several Instagram posts.

Take a look at it in the image below.

“All In All The Whole Sh*t Was Childish”: Chris Brown Explains Yesterday’s Rant, And Karrueche Tran Finally Defends Herself

November 4th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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In case you missed it last night, Chris Brown lashed out at “The Real” hosts Adrienne Bailon and Tamar Braxton over statements made about girlfriend Karrueche Tran during a recent episode. He called folks everything from a “trout mouth b***h” to a “muppet.”

Tamar Braxton responded, and in case you forgot the healthy dose of shade she threw both Brown and Tran’s way to defend herself, it went something like this:

#whenyourgirlhasatalkshowinsteadofcryingaboutyouwhileONone… you are asked to talk about certain things such as A.relationships B.family C.fashion D. Things that has to do with HER in life!@chrisbrownofficial @karrueche no one came at either of you but was simply using your relationship as an example of things us ladies go through in a relationship!! I do not know nor do I give a hot damn about your relationship personally…. honestly and respectfully I’m VERY sorry if you BOTH were offended about our girl chat…. however you WILL NOT think its ok to come at GROWN women and talk to either myself or @adrienne_bailon as if u have EVER has us each in your bed at ANY point in our lives! (Maybe your mind is clouded) NOTE TO SELF: u are NOT my MAN or my DADDY so you got me completely FUCKED up!…(like your reputation) I’m not 20 nothing years old and I am fine with all 3 #1 tv shows and making my dreams come true with Love&War and now #letmeknow…which is on iTunes  you are only a few years older than my son and I will not tolerate your disrespect when no one was coming for you!!! so this RICH/BLESSED muppet who WAS always VERY nice to you and your girl will continue to work my ass of and make amazing records and positive television while YOU…In this very queenish mood you are experiencing…….Instead of coming on ig…and acting like a B.A.N!!…should have and could have picked up the phone!! …or watched the show for yourself!!! At least that’s what REAL men do! #thereal on fox and@bet #backtoworkigo #liveinyourtruth #wewouldbetheBESTJudiesEVER #letmeknowifkarruchiehasamouthsheshoulduseitnotYOU #dontfuckwithmefellasthisisnotherfirsttimeattherodeo #grown #stillyalltho #wenotbeefing

The hashtag, “let me know if karruchie has a mouth she should use it not YOU” must have struck a cord, because Tran decided to respond, but with a lot less vitriol than everyone else:

 

 

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Braxton responded to Tran’s message by posting the original video of her statements (you can see it below), which actually defended Brown (Jeannie Mai was actually the one who called Brown “a bad guy”) and captioned it, “noneedtosayimsorryialreadyknowyouare” and “#teamNObeef”

Brown also reposted Tran’s message, saying “she’s a lot nicer than me,” and actually deleted his tirade against both women. But he did speak on his decision to speak disrespectfully to them earlier today:

“Yesterday’s roast was amusing to some and disrespectful to others. All in all the whole shit was childish. I could’ve have been politically correct and went about the situation more civilised but I’m not fake nor do I need to ever comment on anyone’s life. I felt the need to say what I felt. It seems everyone can always have an opinion on “CHRIS BROWN” and chime in whenever they want. The show was depicting relationships. They gave their views on my relationship by bashing my significant other for being with me publicly on national television. There are too many Pots calling the kettle black. I know that with me being a public figure and one of the best at what I do it’s more of a story to talk about. It comes with the territory. Like I said before, I say what I feel and what I want especially if anyone has an opinion about me and mine. Somedays I’ll be cool and then other days ima roast ya a**. So this isn’t an apology for yesterday. Just a reflection. People, live ya life, you’ll mess around and go blind looking at me all the time. #teambreezyaintwitthebulls**t”

The only person in the middle of this drama who doesn’t seem to have a comment about any of it is Bailon. Instead of throwing stones, she used the publicity to promote the episode that got her in trouble with Brown. Either she’s not bothered by any of this, or like the time she had drama with the Kardashians, she could be waiting for the right moment to clapback. Either way, everyone involved is a lot better than this…

Again, in case you missed it, the chat that started this whole mess is below:

“It’s Always The People With No Career That Talk All The Shit.” Chris Brown Goes In On The Women Of The Real, Tamar Responds

November 3rd, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Damn! Just when you thought Chris Brown was going to tone it down a bit, he comes talking some trash. Today, the ladies of “The Real” were discussing how blind women can be in relationships, taking men back over and over again, when they know they’re no good.

I don’t have to tell you that Karrueche Tran is the poster child of that type of woman. She’s taken Chris back more times than we can count or remember. And the women discussed it today, first referencing their own relationships, the relationships they’ve observed with their friends and Chris and Karrueche.

Here’s what they had to say.

Tamera: “In college I was dating this guy that nobody approved of. And there’s just something about you have to experience it for yourself. I appreciate it that my friends intervened but I had to learn on my own. 

Tamar: What if they keep cheating on you in public though, you that blind?

Jeannie: I feel like for my personal friends it’s a worse situation because I can see that the guy’s not good for them but they don’t see it because love is blind. She’s not blind because it’s in front of all the tabloids and everybody sees that Chris Brown is a bad guy. 

Tamar: I don’t think he’s a bad guy, I think he’s young.

Adrienne: Y’all don’t think that maybe some of her friends reap the benefits of her dating Chris Brown. They want to be a part of that circle. 

It didn’t seem like that big of a deal to us but apparently Chris took offense. And he came for Adrienne Bailon in the worst possible way.

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Then he posted this video of himself.

A video posted by BREEZY (@chrisbrownofficial) on

Chris, come on bruh. This is just not what’s hot. I’m not a fan of anyone cussing anyone out on social media, especially for something this trivial. But there is something that seems especially callous when it’s a man directing this vitriol toward a woman, especially knowing Chris’ history. For better or worse, this will always be his cross to bear. Jeannie Mai and the rest of the ladies only said what we’ve all observed, thanks to the very public way you’ve aired out your own dirty laundry. I‘ll never forget the documentary Chris released about loving two women. How could you put something out there like that and not expect people to comment on it? You literally put it out here for us to consume and everybody’s supposed to be mum about it. Stop it! Judging by this strong reaction to this very minor conversation, Chris and Adrienne probably have some type of negative history together. The industry is small. He clearly doesn’t care for her. But we’ll never know that side of the story. All we see is Adrienne saying Karrueche’s friends might be along for the ride and Chris popping all the way off. This was sooo unwarranted. Tamar responded just minutes ago…see what she had to say on the next page.

Chris Brown Opens Up About Drugs, Rihanna & Drake

November 1st, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Chris Brown is finally spilling the tea we’ve been waiting to hear for years now. The singer sat down with Hot 97’s Ebro In the Morning Show for a very open and honest interview. Brown openly answered questions and even discussed his battle with drugs. Check out the highlights from the interview.

His drug usage —
“I was off the syrup, the Xanax….that’s the hood cocktail. I was falling asleep on video sets, I was cussing people out randomly. I was doing crazy stuff. I would wake up and be like ‘aye man, what time we shooting this video?’ And they would be like ‘dude we shot it yesterday.’ I be like ‘Damn!’

He then realized, “This ain’t for me. As time progressed I was like let me chill out. I don’t want to be a zombie when I meet people. Or say the wrong thing, or end up punching somebody or doing something crazy…like I did…because I was under the influence of some bull.”

Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna —

“Me and her, we made amends. Like, we good. She’s my friend. I knew that was a mistake I would never do again. I look back at it like I was 17-18 and I’m 25 now so I look back it like ‘dang’. And I’m still doing community service and going to see the judge every month in a half over that situation.”

On getting back with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna —
“Yea..we was cool. For me it was like a lot of it was on me trying again to pick up the pieces. I just wanted to make sure it was still there. But at the end of the day, I kinda wanted to make amends to her to show her I could be the man she wanted me to be.”

On Rihanna opening up to Oprah —
“It was a shock for me because you know, with different teams and how people’s camps work. After I saw it I was like ‘ok cool’ now she’s showing me that she care because I didn’t know for awhile. I was actually moved by it. That’s when I knew we could be friends and can talk.

On Rihanna dating Drake —
“I look at it like this. I’m content with who I am so whoever decides to move on and do their thing I was cool. I mean, I was tight, but you also have to consider that was in the ‘thug Chris Brown era’. I was in my bag. At that time I was just all about running up on dudes, when I see you it’s this.”

So does he feel like Rih started dating Drake on purpose? “She’s going to get mad when I say this but in a way I do. It’s understandable. It’s the game, we young. We do that at that age.”

On the bottle throwing fight with Drake —
“That was a ‘stick ya chest out’ contest. That’s all that was.”

On who made the initial call to squash his beef with Drake —
“Honestly, his camp hit up my management and they was like we got this opportunity at the ESPYS, we want to do a spoof. So I was like cool. They were kind of hesitant because they didn’t know our temperature between each other. But I was just like I aint got time to be looking over my shoulder and be upset. It just doesn’t make me look good. But, I was just like let’s break this whole beef thing. Let’s just do something funny, let’s make light of the situation. It just shows growth and maturity.”

On his first encounter with Drake —
“I think we just avoided talking about the issue at that point. We was just like ‘What’s up man? We good.’”

His love for Karrueche —
“It’s been almost 5 years. She’s straight. I dig her man. She’s dope. (Blushing as he’s saying all of this btw) I feel like, especially being in this industry, you just need somebody that understands you. Who understands who you are personally except for your name. Me and her have a real connection, like best friends on top of our intimacy. At the end of the day, me and her have a great relationship. We’re best friends.”

Marriage for him and Karrueche?–
“I’m scared of marriage cause I’m young right now. Kids? Yeah man, I need a little Chris Brown cause when I can’t dance no more I need to teach him something. I ain’t rushing.”

Chris Brown is finally spilling the tea we’ve been waiting to hear for years now. The singer sat down with Hot 97’s Ebro In the Morning Show for a very open and honest interview. Brown openly answered questions and even discussed his battle with drugs. Check out the highlights from the interview. 

His drug usage –

“I was off the syrup, the Xanax….that’s the hood cocktail. I was falling asleep on video sets, I was cussing people out randomly. I was doing crazy stuff. I would wake up and be like ‘aye man, what time we shooting this video?’ And they would be like ‘dude we shot it yesterday.’ I be like ‘Damn!’

He then realized, “This ain’t for me. As time progressed I was like let me chill out. I don’t want to be a zombie when I meet people. Or say the wrong thing, or end up punching somebody or doing something crazy…like I did…because I was under the influence of some bull.”

Rihanna, Rihanna, Rihanna –

“Me and her, we made amends. Like, we good. She’s my friend. I knew that was a mistake I would never do again. I look back at it like I was 17-18 and I’m 25 now so I look back it like ‘dang’. And I’m still doing community service and going to see the judge every month in a half over that situation.”

On getting back with his ex-girlfriend Rihanna –

“Yea..we was cool. For me it was like a lot of it was on me trying again to pick up the pieces. I just wanted to make sure it was still there. But at the end of the day, I kinda wanted to make amends to her to show her I could be the man she wanted me to be.”

On Rihanna opening up to Oprah –

“It was a shock for me because you know, with different teams and how people’s camps work. After I saw it I was like ‘ok cool’ now she’s showing me that she care because I didn’t know for awhile. I was actually moved by it. That’s when I knew we could be friends and can talk.

Rih & Drake –

“I look at it like this. I’m content with who I am so whoever decides to move on and do their thing I was cool. I mean, I was tight, but you also have to consider that was in the ‘thug Chris Brown era’. I was in my bag. At that time I was just all about running up on dudes, when I see you it’s this.”

does he feel like Rih started dating Drake on purpose? “She’s going to get mad when I say this but in a way I do. It’s understandable. It’s the game, we young. We do that at that age.”

The infamous club night –

“That was a ‘stick ya chest out’ contest. That’s all that was.”

who made the initial call to squash his beef with Drake –

“Honestly, his camp hit up my management and they was like we got this opportunity at the ESPYS, we want to do a spoof. So I was like cool. They were kind of hesitant because they didn’t know our temperature between each other. But I was just like I aint got time to be looking over my shoulder and be upset. It just doesn’t make me look good. But, I was just like let’s break this whole beef thing. Let’s just do something funny, let’s make light of the situation. It just shows growth and maturity.”

The first time they met –

“I think we just avoided talking about the issue at that point. We was just like ‘What’s up man? We good.’”

His love for Karrueche –

“It’s been almost 5 years. She’s straight. I dig her man. She’s dope. (Blushing as he’s saying all of this btw) I feel like, especially being in this industry, you just need somebody that understands you. Who understands who you are personally except for your name. Me and her have a real connection, like best friends on top of our intimacy. At the end of the day, me and her have a great relationship. We’re best friends.”

Marriage for him and Karrueche?–

“I’m scared of marriage cause I’m young right now. Kids? Yeah man, I need a little Chris Brown cause when I can’t dance no more I need to teach him something. I ain’t rushing.”

 

Chris Brown Responds To People Who Didn’t Like His Theory On The Ebola Virus: “Suck My A**”

October 14th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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.

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And then he posted this Vine video to go along with his feelings:

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”

October 13th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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.

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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”

September 30th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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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:

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MTV

“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?

“I Was Just A Drunk Fan” Face-Grabbing Fan Says She Wasn’t Trying To Hurt Chris Brown

September 30th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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From TMZ

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 

Chris Brown and Usher Perform New Flame At IHeartRadio Festival

September 21st, 2014 - By Courtney Whitaker
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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.