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Season 4 of “The Boondocks”: It’s Your Fault Chris Brown Is Still On the Air

April 23rd, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Season 4 of The Boondocks

“I’m not passing judgment about the Christiana thing. I know sometimes bitches step out of line. Lord knows I do.”  – Sarah Dubois

It’s Season 4 and “The Boondocks” are at it again with the premier episode “Pretty Boy Flizzy.” Aaron McGruder has always been good at ruffling the feathers around the heart of a matter. He showed us that MLK would be disappointed in us, that The Itis is a killer, and that any woman named Crystal Like the Champagne is probably hooking and doesn’t want to be saved. Only, in Season 4 of “The Boondocks,” Aaron McGruder isn’t writing for show anymore. Surprisingly, that still didn’t stop the series’ new writers from tackling a big issue right off of the bat: the curious case of women who love Pretty Boy Flizzy, a.k.a. Chris Brown, because he hits women.

That’s a pretty inflammatory statement to make. Except 2009 definitely happened: Chris Brown hit Rihanna and we watched wide-eyed as #TeamBreezy erupted in support.

“I don’t care what anyone says. Flizzy can whoop my a** any time. Come on, beat it up Fleezy. Whoo.

That wasn’t Team Breezy. That was a fan from last night’s episode, but the sentiment isn’t much different, if less explicit. People debated the reasons to hit a woman, speculated that maybe Rihanna had given him an STD, which maybe made it “OK”…  and then Rihanna shocked everyone and got back with him, and Karreuche Tran followed suit.
Why would they do that? You know good and hell well why. Because Chris Brown is dangerous. And women like it, at least according to season four, episode one, when Chris Brown Pretty Boy Flizzy said:

“Women hate to be bored. A woman would rather be with a guy that beats them to death than one that bores them to death. Trust me, ni**a. I know.”

The episode went like this: Tom and Sarah DuBois argue because Tom is an apologetic doormat which Sarah is having a lot of trouble finding sexy. She wants Tom to “man up” and be “dominant.” The whole episode she dares him to hit her and throws tantrum after tantrum for any reaction at all.
That’s a side of women you don’t always see on TV. It’s the type of touchy subject matter that feels like the old Boondocks is back. When we talk about men with tempers, or even domestic abusers, we rarely ever talk about the women who love them.

Take my cousin, for example. One day, sometime after graduation, she called me crying. It wasn’t the first time she’d cried about her man. He was always bad news. But this time he’d hit her, elbowed her in the eye in the back room of the Pappas restaurant they worked at together. I broke every traffic law racing to help her. Not that I knew what to do when I got there. I’ve still never been in a fight. And certainly not with a man. But my 911 finger is mean and I was mad. When he followed her out to the car, I stood in his way. I cussed him out and chicken necked until she got in – with everybody on The Pappas patio watching.

I didn’t know that this wasn’t the first time; that this is just what they did. Every once in a while he’d act out, she’d call a friend and cry – until she was ready to take him back again. And when I called her out on it, she looked me in the eye and told me that she felt sorry for me: because no man had ever loved me enough to hit me. That was my first rodeo, but it was far from my last.

Maybe Sarah is that type of woman too. There’s some truth in what “The Boondocks” started with, but they don’t really go further than those surface statements.

Spoiler alert: Tom never hits Sarah like she wants. When she taunts “what are you going to do, Tom? Hit me?” Tom just gets up and leaves – which is the right thing to do even if it wasn’t funny at all.

Second spoiler: the convenience store Pretty Boy Flizzy was accused of robbing at the top of the episode was never robbed at all. It was a publicity stunt of his own doing. Why? Because “women hate to be bored” and as long as Flizzy is still dangerous and still pretty, he’s still relevant.

And then the episode was just over. No need to look any deeper… no need to learn anything. Women like dangerous, good-looking men. And thanks to those women, Chris Brown is famous. End of story.

Which, in the end, felt like a cop out. First of all, we forgave R. Kelly and he’s been accused of a lot of things but being attractive isn’t one of them. And not many of Chris Brown’s antics feel like a publicity stunt. That argument may have flown before I saw Lindsay on OWN. But Hollywood’s other problem child is deeply damaged. It is not an act and it is hard to watch. And I still don’t know why that “Office” episode where Darryl checked Kelly and told her to “access her un-crazy side” put Craig Robinson on a lot of ladies’ maps. In fact, now that “The Boondocks” we’ve come to know is gone, a lot of us are realizing that it was one of the only shows tackling controversial black issues from within black culture. It was full of simmering anger and biting social commentary…and it’s all missing now. And without digging deeper, all the characters just feel empty. Rappers are all about publicity stunts and women like to get hit because they’re bored. And we don’t get any closer to why.

Its white washed. And maybe that’s why McGruder left. Well, we don’t know why McGruder left. In the one interview he gave on the subject, he simply said:

“For three seasons I personally navigated this show through the minefields of controversy. It was not perfect. And it definitely was not quick. But it was always done with a keen sense of duty, history, culture, and love. Anything less would have been simply unacceptable.

“I’m finally putting a life of controversy and troublemaking behind me with my upcoming Adult Swim show, BLACK JESUS”.

It sounds like an episode of the boondocks where an important black voice gets tired or the pressure to sell out, so throws his hands up and just tries to focus on making himself happy. Sort of like the same deal Chappelle got.

Busted: 13 Of The Most Entertaining Celebrity Mugshots

April 22nd, 2014 - By M A
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celebrity mugshotsTisk, tisk, these naughty celebrities. Everyone has had some wild times that could have ended in a visit by the po-po, but these celebrities weren’t able to wiggle their way out of those compromising positions. From violent outbursts to the downright ridiculous, these celebrities’ brushes with the law checkered the gossip pages and, admittedly, put a smirk on our faces at times. Madame Noire takes a look their trinkets from a trip to the big house with our collection of the most entertaining celebrity mugshots.

Karrueche Holds It Down For Chris Brown

April 20th, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Chris Brown may be belting out “these girls ain’t loyal” every five seconds on your local radio station. But we can’t tell by the way his ex Karrueche is staying committed to his case.

Karrueche arrived at a D.C. courthouse along with Brown’s mother Joyce Hawkins to offer her support on Friday. Musicians Bow Wow and Tank also made an appearance.

Judge Patricia Wynn was scheduled to deliver her verdict in Brown’s bodyguard Christopher Hollosy’s trial but delayed it until Monday. Hollosy was charged with assaulting a 20-year-old man who tried to take a picture with the singer outside the W Hotel, although the victim insists it was Brown who threw the punch that broke his nose. Brown denies the allegations saying the man was trying to get on his tour bus.

Following the incident, Brown checked himself into rehab in October, before getting kicked out shortly thereafter for violating “internal rules”. He was taken to a Los Angeles jail where he was ordered to stay until the D.C. trial. However, Breezy is spending Easter behind bars at the Northern Neck Regional Jail in Virginia.

The on and off again couple had a very public break up last month after Chris was allegedly caught being unfaithful via sexting. She may not want to be with him, but Karrueche must love her some Chris. It’s good to see the singer has so much faithful support despite his numerous troubles.

Drake Writes An Ode To Rihanna And Recounts Getting Relationship Advice From Erykah Badu In “Days In The East”

April 3rd, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Drake and Rihanna have been getting quite cute and cozy lately: holding hands, going out on dinner dates while jetsetting around the world for his tour, wearing similar clothes, and just being spotted having fun together. Rihanna isn’t the type to share her emotions when it comes to her relationships, but Drake has no problem keeping it 100.

In a new song he dropped today called “Days in the East,” Drake ran off his thoughts about a lot of things, but many people are saying the song was something of an ode to the Bajan bad girl, and we agree. Why? Well, there a few hints. In the song he makes reference to Rihanna’s popular song, “Stay,” literally saying “I threw my hands in the air and said show me something” at one point. He also says, “Told you about giving him chances and chances and chances/He’s not holding you down, he’s holding you back right now,” which is a statement that could be a reference to Rihanna’s tumultuous on-again, off-again relationship with Chris Brown, which eventually ended again early last year. There is also a mention of the two waking up in Amsterdam together, interesting considering that she followed him to Amsterdam to be by his side for his shows in early March.

Then there are lines like this:

Ain’t the first time cause I’ve lost you before
Had to get it back, had to get it back
Had to pull it back because I know I’m on the road
Had to take you back because I know you’re down to roll
If you can get it from me, you can have it, now you know
All your friends asking where you stand with the boy

And this:

Mention other girls, you get insecure already
That was in the past, I’ve matured already
F**k them h*es, you got the award already
You go to Chanel and get rewards already

Wherever he was going with this song, we see quite a few obvious shout outs to Rih, and it’s not the first time he spoke about her in a song. He spoke about how she used him as her rebound boo and left him high and dry when they first got acquainted in the song, “Fireworks.”  Drake is sprung, and that’s great! About time they stop playing games and make it happen.

There was also a shout out to Erykah Badu, with Drake saying that she at one time gave him relationship advice when he went to her place and had a tea party of sorts:

Remember one night I went to Erykah Badu house, she made tea for me
We talked about love and what life could really be for me
She said, “when that sh*t is real, you just know”
And I was thinking bout you, you already know

Awwwww! Check out the song for yourself and let us know what you think.

Can’t Stay Away: Watch Chris Brown Call Karrueche From Jail And Profess His Love

April 1st, 2014 - By Veronica Wells
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Watch Chris Brown Call Karrueche From Jail

You know the Chris Brown, Karrueche saga never ends. It’s hard to keep up. Seemed like just two weeks ago, it was official that the two were finished. But a new Instagram video seems to suggest otherwise.

Whether the two are together or not, Chris Brown solicited the help of Karrueche to send a message to his fans and let the world know he loves Kae Kae. Someone captured the exchange on video and uploaded it to Instagram.

Chris said:

“Just calling all my fans– letting y’all know I love y’all. Thank y’all for all the support. Thank you for everything. The new video just came out so I hope y’all enjoy that and most importantly, Kae, Karrueche- I love you. So thank you babe.”

Honey, whether they’re together or not, the big, giddy grin on Karrueche’s face speaks volumes. In my best T-Pain voice, “She’s spruuuunnng. Dog, Chris got her.”

Justice Served? Officer Who Allegedly Released Pics Of Rihanna’s Battered Face To TMZ Fired

March 24th, 2014 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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In February 2009, Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna and was arrested, but during the investigation, a former Los Angeles police officer, Rebecca Reyes, took a picture of a photo of Rihanna’s battered face and reportedly released it to TMZ. Although Reyes got off without charges more than two years ago, last week a judge ruled she should be removed from the LAPD for her actions, despite claiming to have taken the picture for personal reasons.

Rolling Out Magazine reported:

“Superior Court Judge Luis A. Lavin issued a ruling agreeing with the decisions of a disciplinary panel and Police Chief Charlie Beck to fire Reyes in 2012. After reviewing the record, Lavin also concluded that evidence supports that Reyes, “participated in the release of the photography showing Ms. Fenty’s injuries to TMZ.”

The Daily News reports Judge Lavin stated:

“At a minimum, the public is entitled to protection from unprofessional employees whose conduct places people at risk of injury and the government at risk of incurring liability.”

Reyes was assigned to the team who planned to arrest Chris Brown in 2009, but was later taken off the assignment. Before being removed she saw the photos of Rihanna’s face and took a photo of one of them and hared the photo with acquaintances and  her former girlfriend, who then called TMZ. Her ex-girlfriend, Bianca Lopez , also a Los Angeles police officer who claimed she only called TMZ to verify the details of their news story on the case. Both Reyes and Lopez were in the middle of a break up when the photo was released. Search warrants issued on both of the women found no evidence of payments from TMZ or who initially sent the photo.

Chris Brown Starts Modeling Agency, Karrueche Covers “Annex”

March 22nd, 2014 - By Madame Noire
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Chris Brown has no chill whatsoever, but that may not be the worst thing. In between getting arrested, being diagnosed as bi-polar and tweeting his love to ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, the artist has managed to launch a modeling agency which he calls “Legendary Faces”.

According to the website and an Instagram announcement he describes the global agency as “a modeling management firm which already boasts hubs in Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Houston, Hong Kong and Paris.” Aspiring models can submit photos to be considered online at the company’s official website.

In the past Chris Brown has had multiple ventures in the fashion industry including his Mechanical Dummy and Black Pyramid clothing lines. He’s also famous for his graffiti artwork.

He may be trying to prove a point to Karrueche, but she surely is pulling no punches. She threw a jab at Brown On Instagram while posing with “Hold On We’re Going Home” vixen Ashley Moore that she captioned, “We Got No Worries”.

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She may have won this match, as the 25 year-old long surpassed her days of Instagram modeling and just landed the cover of Annex magazine. In the spring issue she talks about the challenges of dating Chris Brown and what the future holds for her career:

“Right now I have various opportunities and I’m exploring all of them to see which is best for me. I absolutely love modeling and can probably do it forever.  I’ve tested the waters with acting, but I think I’m a bit too shy. I haven’t really broken out my shell.”

We don’t know which will last longer: A modeling agency whose CEO can’t seem to avoid being involved with the law or a girl it seems the media keeps trying to make happen.

Check out some pictures of the models of Legendary Faces on the next few pages:

Maybe It Wasn’t Rih Rih: Karrueche-Chris Brown Split Reportedly Triggered By Texts From Other Women

March 20th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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There are quite a few theories floating around regarding what prompted Karrueche Tran to kick her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Chris Brown, to the curb. While some rumors imply that the unexpected split was triggered by a secret rehab visit from Chris’ other on-again, off-again lover, Rihanna, there were also whispers that a steamy hookup between Chris and another patient in the rehab facility is what sent Karrueche packing. But now sources close to the situation are saying that the split was far less dramatic.

According to TMZ, during one of her visits to the Malibu rehab facility, Karrueche went through Chris’ phone and discovered a bunch of inappropriate text messages exchanged between Chris and several other women.  Insiders says that the fashion stylist was especially hurt by the betrayal because she had done so much to support him through all of the drama that he has been finding himself in lately. As a result, she reportedly decided to cut her losses and move on. As for the girl that Chris reportedly hooked up with while in rehab, sources are still claiming that it did occur, but Karrueche didn’t find out about it until after the breakup.

We definitely can’t blame her for wanting out. From the outside looking in, it appears that she has been extremely loyal to Chris. Unfortunately, it looks like he hasn’t even come close to doing the same.

Chris Brown To Spend 23 Hours A Day In His Cell; His Mom Sends Comforting Message While Karrueche Checks Folks On Twitter

March 19th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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As Chris Brown begins his time (a little bit over a month) at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles, according to TMZ, he will spend a majority of that time by himself–for his own safety. According to TMZ, Brown will spend 23 hours a day in his cell, a form of solitary confinement (not “in the hole” solitary confinement that you’ve seen in Oz…or Orange Is The New Black), but solitary time alone because of his celebrity, so he won’t have to interact with other inmates who might try to harm him. Brown is allowed to work out in his space, and read books, but according to reports, he will only be allowed to take showers every two days. The troubled singer will have to deal with these conditions at least until April 23, when he has to face a judge about his assault case for allegedly beating up a man in D.C., which occurred late last year. If he’s convicted, Brown could go to prison for probation violation.

While he deals with all this on the inside, on the outside, his mother, Joyce Hawkins, has posted a message of encouragement for her son on Twitter, saying:

SURRENDER ALL TO HIM. GIVE IT ALL TO HIM. GIVE YOURSELF TO HIM. HE WILL BARE YOUR BURDENS.

Hawkins was said to have broken down in tears after the judge ordered Brown to stay in jail until April on Monday. According to Rumor Fix, she told reporters that Brown “would be fine.”  As for her statements, it wouldn’t be the first time she posted statements in support of Brown. After his rehab time was extended after the completion of his 90 days (before his most recent arrest), she posted quite a few messages standing up for her son and blasting his critics:

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Twitter

On the other side of things, while Karrueche Tran and Brown have split (for reasons that have been attributed to everything from Rihanna, to Brown texting random women), Tran still supports the singer. Someone posted a photoshopped image of a Tweet that said “Don’t drop the soap” after news of Brown’s month in jail, claiming it to be from Tran. Once it was spread around, Tran jumped in to let folks know that they needed to stop:

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Twitter

Craziness. What do you think of everything that’s going on with Brown, and what his mom and his ex had to say about things? Share your thoughts below.

UPDATE: Chris Brown Ordered To Stay In Jail For A Month; Kicked Out Rehab For Inappropriate Contact With Woman In Facility

March 17th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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UPDATE: According to TMZ, a judge has ordered Chris Brown to stay in jail until April 23 because of his “inability to stay out of trouble.” According to the site:

The L.A. judge will hold a probation violation hearing on April 23, and if Chris is convicted in D.C. he’s in big trouble.  Worst case scenario … he could be sentenced to 4 years in prison for violating probation in the Rihanna case.  One of the conditions — obey all laws.

Dang, Chris…

We told you on Friday that Chris Brown found himself back in trouble as he was kicked out of the rehab facility he had been in for more than three months and thrown in jail for probation violation (he was ordered back to rehab after completing 90 days to continue treatment until mid-April, so getting kicked out was a violation). Well, according to TMZ, he had to hit the road because of three things: inappropriate contact with women in the rehab facility, refusing a mandated drug test, and some ugly comments made during a recent group session.

Because of Brown’s past and the violent episode he had with Rihanna in 2009, the Malibu rehab facility he was staying in for all this time required of him that he stay at least two feet away from the women staying in the facility. However, TMZ says that not only did he violate this rule by touching hands and elbows (whatever that means) with a woman there, but they say a source claims he actually had a sexual encounter with a woman at the facility in the beginning of March (that would explain a lot in the timing of this whole split from Karrueche Tran).

On top of that, when Brown returned to the facility last week after leaving for an authorized event, he refused to submit to a random drug test he was asked to take upon return. However, it seems that Brown was more irritated at having to take the test rather than trying to hide anything, because when he finally took the drug test soon after his initial refusal, the results were negative. Unfortunately, refusal in general is against the policy of the facility.

Lastly, Brown allegedly made some ugly statements during a group session which TMZ says their source claimed “made a mockery of rehab.”

He’s reportedly being held in jail without bond. His lawyer, Mark Geragos, will appear in court today on his behalf to get him out of jail and figure out the next step for Brown until he has to appear in court again for that fight in D.C. late last year.

After it came out that Brown would have to stay in rehab, it was clear he wasn’t too happy with that according to what he posted on social media: “Never really goes the way u plan. #LIFE” However, we never expected that he would find himself in all this big of trouble for breaking the rules.

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