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Pascal Guetta, Chris Brown and Karen Bystedt - Chris Brown and Karen Bystedt show off their artwork at Andy Warhol Goes Street at Blick Art Store - West Hollywood, California, United States - Friday 12th December 2014
Kristos Andrews, Gregori J Martin, Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran - The Emmy nominated web series 'The Bay' season wrap party at Open Air in West Hollywood at Open Air - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 24th November 2014
Karen Bystedt, Chris Brown and Danny Minnick - The Andy Warhol exhibit 'Andy Goes Street' was attended by a variety of celebrities at the Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 15th November 2014
Chris Brown - In Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, Chris Brown was photographed with his on/off girlfriend Karrueche Tran while the couple went shopping. - Friday 5th September, 2014
Following his most recent arrest, Chris Brown has decided to finally address his anger problems and seek professional help
Chris Brown escaped prison once again with his latest run-in with the law this wekend, where he faced assault charges after allegedly punching a man in the face. Escaping with only a misdemeanour charge and no fine, thanks in part to the conflicting stories given by the defendant and accuser, Brown has at least admitted to some fault by deciding to admit himself into a rehab clinic in order to address his anger management issues.
Brown is finally addressing his anger issues
As reported by TMZ, Brown checked himself into a rehab facility in Malibu, presumably to deal with his red hot temper and also in a potential bid to evade any future prison sentence. According to the report, Brown was dropped off at the rehab centre by his manager Mark Geragos, just hours after it emerged that the Los Angeles County Probation Department are planning on launching a full investigation into his assault in Washington D.C. to determine whether it violates his probation. The Grammy-winning R&B singer is still under probation for his 2009 attack on then girlfriend Rihanna.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Shipped Off To Rehab To Control Anger Issues
The rapper was facing potential jail time, but as always he managed to get away with just a slap on the wrist
Chris Brown violated his probation once again this weekend when he allegedly punched a man who disrupted a photo he was posing for with two female fans. The Grammy-winner faced a judge in a Washington D.C. magistrates court early on Monday, 28 October, morning to plead his case and was at one point staring at a felony assault charge. Unsurprisingly, he was let off the hook, not for the first time.
Brown has plenty to laugh about after getting off scott free again
This is the latest legal run-in that Brown has had since he beat Rihanna before the 2009 Grammy Awards, an offence he is still on probation for, and after two violent run-ins and a hit and run incident, Chris is still free to walk the streets like an upstanding citizen. Seriously though, what does he have to do to face jail time? Brown is slowly becoming the new OJ Simpson and its starting to get a little ridiculous.
The trouble-seeking singer was arrested early Sunday morning following an apparently unprovoked attack.
Believe it or not, but Chris Brown is in trouble with the police! Outrageous isn't it! Of course, this really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone given the singer's insistence of seeking out trouble and getting himself involved in it, usually by violent means. This time, Brown allegedly threw a punch at someone outside his hotel in Washington D.C. in what is being claim as an unprovoked attack.
As you may expect, Brown is denying the attack ever happened
As initially reported by TMZ, Brown got into a heated argument around 4.30 am on Sunday, 27 October, outside his hotel - the W Hotel on K Street - and ended up throwing punches at an unnamed man. According to the person who was on the receiving end of Brown's fists, the singer was posing for a photo with two women, when he and his friend, who were hanging out at the hotel, decided to photobomb the picture.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Expected In D.C. Court Following Weekend Brawl
Sadly, there are no prizes for guessing who is was
Chris Brown was arrested for felony assault in Washington D.C. on Sunday, 27 October, morning. The R&B singer, ever-popular with police, was cuffed outside the W Hotel on K Street, where he allegedly threw an unprovoked punch at random guy, hurling homophobia slurs at him whilst engaging in the potentially unwarranted attack.
The singer denies any wrong doing
According to TMZ, who first reported the attack and heard statements form both the victim, law enforcement and Brown's PR team, Brown got into an argument with the guy at around 4.30 am outside his hotel, with the victim never once provoking Brown with violence or even retaliating after the punch was thrown. According to the guy who was hit, Brown was posing for a photo with two women, and he and his friend decided to photobomb the picture, prompting Chris to react violently. He never did seem like the kind of guy who has a sense of humour.
Continue reading: Guess Who Got Arrested Again? That's Right, It's Chris Brown!
Is this the worst lie ever or are the people of Tappahannock some kind of genetically-modified, prematurely developed sexual fiends?
Chris Brown rarely does himself any favours when he makes a public statement of any kind, but rather than whipping up a load of bad press for himself, this time he has just left us scratching our heads. The singer claims to have lost his virginity at the tender age of 8-years-old, stating in an interview with The Guardian that he and those he knew back in his hometown of Tappahannock, Virginia were much more open to sexual experimentation and at a much (much, much) younger age than anywhere else in America.
The singer rarely makes any comments that go without raising questions
"It's different in the country. By that point, we were already kind of like hot to trot, you know what I'm saying?" He stated in the interview. He continued, "Like, girls, we weren't afraid to talk to them; I wasn't afraid. So, at eight, being able to do it, it kind of preps you for the long run, so you can be a beast at it. You can be the best at it."
Chris Brown discusses losing his virginity, the infamous Rihanna assault and his future aspirations in new interview.
Chris Brown recently sat down with The Guardian and discussed several personal topics including losing his virginity at a young age, beating on ex-girlfriend Rihanna, and his latest community service 'compromise'.
Chris Brown apparently lost his virginity at 8 years old
The 24 year-old made the shocking confession of losing his virginity at the tender age of 8 and even more astounding, he feels there is nothing wrong being sexually active so young.
The rapper roosts at the top.
Rapper Drake has emerged as top of the shop for the third time after his latest album, Nothing Was The Same, rose to the number one place on Billboard's Hot 200 album chart.
In its first week of sales, the new album shifted 658,000 copies according to figures compiled by Nielsen SoundScan, via Billboard. Drake's new record, widely reviewed as engrossing yet safe material, joins the other three albums that have debuted in the top five.
How long can Drake stay at #1?
Continue reading: Drake Is Billboard King With 'Nothing Was The Same' New Album
Yet more trouble for Breezy.
Just as Chris Brown’s probation was running out, the term has been extended. The singer is required to serve an additional 1000 hours of community service, added to the original sentence he received in 2009 for assaulting his then girlfriend, Rihanna. The sentence was extended due to procecutors’ accusations that Brown failed to properly report his original 1440 hours of community labor.
Brown's court visits have attracted more attention than his music of late.
In July, Brown’s five-year probation was revoked, after he was called into court on a misdemeanor hit-and-run. While the charges were dropped, this caused the court to reexamine the singer’s probation. On Friday, judge James Brandlin reinstated the probation. Sentencing Brown to the additional 1000 hours or 125 days, which he will be required to serve by Aug. 25, 2014, the L.A. Times reports.
Continue reading: 1000 Additional Hours Of Community Service Don't Bother Chris Brown
Chris Brown will be working the highways.
If Chris Brown thought he was out of the woods with regards to his legal problems, than he was very, very wrong. On Friday (August 16, 2013), his probation was reinstated and he was given a new sentence to perform 1,000 hours of community labor, reports Billboard.
Brown didn't speak during Friday's hearing, other than to agree to the deal worked out in the judge's chambers while he waited in the courtroom. He was ordered to perform tasks such as highway work and graffiti removal.
Brown has been dealing with a series of legal problems for years. In 2009, he was arrested for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna and was first placed on probation. Since then, there's been various run-ins with the law including charges for assault and traffic accidents.
Continue reading: Chris Brown To Perform 1,000 Hours Of Highway Work, Graffiti Removal
The relative of the Odd Future singer claims that Brown's bodyguard beat him up during a brawl between the two stars earlier this year.
Looks like another legal headache for Chris Brown is on it's way, as the singer is being sued by the cousin of R&B star Frank Ocean, who claims that the 'Don't Wake Me Up' singer's bodyguard beat him to a pulp during a confrontation between the two stars earlier this year. The attack in question happened in January this year, in which the two singers and their entourages came to blows over a parking spot at a LA recording studio, during which Brown allegedly threw homophobic slurs at Ocean and threatened to shoot him (although it is still unclear who started the brawl).
Brown has yet another legal battle to worry about
Frank's cousin Sha'Keir Duarte has now revisited the unpleasant incident saying that he was severely injured during the brawl, claiming that Brown's hired protection, a man who goes by the name of 'Hood,' pulverised him during the attack. Duarte goes on to state that Hood repeatedly punched and kicked him, continuing his brutal attack even when he fell to the ground. In all, Durate reckons he suffered at least twelve kicks to the body and several to the head whilst he was on the floor, having sustained a number of blows prior to collapsing to the floor.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Sued, By Frank Ocean's Cousin, Over January Brawl. Got That?
Chris Brown suffered a seizure due to the constant negativity surrounding his existence.
According to a statement issued later that night, the rapper suffered the seizures partly because of the "nonstop negativity" that he's endured in recent months.
"Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES). ...His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity," read the statement.
Continue reading: Why YOU'RE To Blame For Chris Brown's Seizures
The controversial R&B singer required medical attention after suffering a seizure in a Los Angeles studio, but still managed to participate in an awareness-raising basketball game against the LAPD this weekend.
Chris Brown isn't the easiest person to sympathise with, but when someone's health is at risk there is no laughing matter at hand. The controversial singer suffered a non-epileptic seizure on Friday (9 August) morning during a recording session in a Los Angeles studio, where emergency services rushed to treat the 24-year-old R&B star, who refused to be taken to hospital after being treated.
Brown refused further medical help follow his seizure
Citing the attack on "stress" and "fatigue," Brown managed to shrug off his medical issues to appear at court; a basketball court, to compete in a charity game.
Chris Brown's representative states his client's seizure was caused by "emotional stress" as a result of legal matters and "non-stop negativity."
Chris Brown's representatives have said his seizure on Friday morning (9th August) was the result of "emotional stress" and "non-stop negativity". A call to emergency services was made at 1am on Friday morning, according to TMZ, saying that Brown was suffering a seizure.
Chris Brown at the 2013 Billboard Awards held at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
When the emergency services reached Brown's location (Record Plant recording studios), he refused treatment and would not be transported to hospital. The seizure is not linked to epilepsy, according to Brown's representative, but the rapper has a history of seizures according to TMZ.
The circumstances of his seizure were unclear.
Chris Brown has reportedly suffered a minor seizure this Friday. According to The Hollywood Reporter, an emergency unit was called to a Los Angeles recording studio early on Friday morning (August 9) to attend to Brown’s non-epileptic seizure (NES). The exact cause of the episode is unknown, but according to a rep for Brown, it was due to something similar to that ever-present celebrity trigger – exhaustion. In Chris’s case, it was apparently media related anxiety that led to the trouble.
Brown suffered a seizure on Friday morning.
"Chris suffered a nonepileptic seizure (NES). ... His doctor tended to him this afternoon and attributes the NES to intense fatigue and extreme emotional stress, both due to the continued onslaught of unfounded legal matters and the nonstop negativity."
Chris Brown is probably quitting music, according to his Twitter comments, as he doesn't want to be "famous for a mistake", namely assaulting Rihanna in 2009.
Chris Brown may be quitting music, that is if his if his Tweets from Tuesday (6 August) are anything to go by.
Chris Brown at the 2013 Billboard Awards held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 24-year-old Hip Hop star tweeted twice, once complaining that he is only famous because of his assault on Rihanna in 2009. He wrote: "being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent, I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when I was 18. I'm cool & over it."
Continue reading: Is Chris Brown Really Quitting Music After 'X'?
Chris Brown spend just 45 minutes in jail.
Chris Brown went to prison on Monday (August 5, 2013), turning himself in for his hit-and-run case. The hip-hop star turned up at the Van Nuys jail around 2pm and spent just 45 minutes in the place before leaving.
According to TMZ.com, Brown's lawyer Mark Geragos engineered it all so that Brown avoided the photographers. Interestingly, the courthouse connected to the prison was teeming with photographers just a couple of hours earlier, with rapper 50 Cent making an appearance in his assault case.
Once the cameramen had gotten their snaps of Fiddy and left, Brown and his lawyer sneaked into the jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Spends Cosy 45 Minutes In Prison For Hit-And-Run
Serial plonker Chris Brown has reportedly had his probation revoked by a US judge after hitting another car and driving away without exchanging details in May.
Following an alleged hit-and-run accident in California, singer Chris Brown has had his probation revoked - yet he has not been jailed. The incident occurred on the 12th May when Brown shunted the back of a car that had stopped at a red light. The other driver, identified as Olga G, said she called her husband who advised she should exchange contact and insurance details with Brown, although she did not know the other driver to be the famous singer. In her written statement, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, she described Brown as a man who was polite at first but became confrontational when she asked to see his identification. Brown's companion - the only other passenger in his car - is thought to be Karrueche Tran, Chris' current girlfriend.
Chris Brown: His Probation Has Been Revoked After A Hit-And-Run Incident.
Olga G resorted to taking a photo of the pair so that they might later be identified but, in an unnerving turn, the couple "went ballistic," with Brown flying off the handle; swearing and grabbing Olga G's camera against screams from Tran. Olga G described the scene: "I jumped back, the girl screamed 'Don't touch her. Don't touch her. I was so shocked that I was speechless. Just a moment ago he was a nice guy. After screaming some insulting nonsense for a while longer, he slammed a door and drove away fast and noisy."
Continue reading: Chris Brown's Probation Revoked After Hit 'n' Run In California
Can Amanda Bynes' apparent meltdown really be compared to Charlie Sheen's famous behavior?
Amanda Bynes latest Twitter rant was levelled squarely at drag queen RuPaul, whom the television star described as being as ugly as her father. Bynes had begun the day by referring to writers at People magazine as "faggots," saying, ""Um, Peoplemag Hello? I'm not lost and alone! W H A T T H E F * C K A R E Y O U T A L K I N G A B O U T ? Follow me on twitter you faggots!"
Though she quickly deleted the tweet, RuPaul caught a glimpse of it, replying, "Derogatory slurs are ALWAYS an outward projection of a person's own poisonous self-loathing @AmandaBynes." Of course, Amanda took the bait and responded to RuPaul with a wave of abuse, saying, "My dad is as ugly as RuPaul! So thankful I look nothing like you both! I had nose surgery after my mug shots so my nose and I are gorgeous!"
RuPaul is known for her strong stance on derogatory slurs and told the Huffington Post's Gay Voices last year, "[I]n the ACT UP age we called ourselves queers because we earned the right, we took the word back. But in reality, once you go even deeper, you know, you have to come from intent. And black folks call themselves the n-word all the time. It's because the intent is coming from a place of love. If the intent is coming from a place of hatred, that's different"
Continue reading: Winning? Is Amanda Bynes 'Doing A Charlie Sheen?'
Amanda Bynes doesn't know whether she's coming or going at the minute.
The Amanda Bynes saga is getting weirder and weirder. Firstly, she called Rihanna ugly and said the reason that Chris Brown beat her up was because she wasn't pretty enough. Then she said it wasn't her in control of the Twitter account at the time. Now she's saying the Bajan star is a "beauty" as well as posting a photograph of the pair she says was "mocked up". It's all well and good, only, the picture - taken in 2007 - is real, according to the New York Daily News. Does Amanda really not remember?
"This is a mocked up image I found on the Internet that I LOVE!" Bynes, 27, wrote. "I love @rihanna! She's such a beauty!" The photograph was a real picture of the pair posing with Chris Daughtry in 2007, which Bynes clearly doesn't remember. The actress' bizarre feud with Rihanna began late last week, with the troubled star telling the singer, "You look so ugly tryin to be white."
Bynes deleted the tweets and claimed she never wrote them, saying, "I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions," though most news outlets have screenshots of the tweets from Amanda's page. In other words, these weren't 'fake' posts circulating Twitter.
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes Doesn't Remember Photo Taken With Rihanna In 2007
Amanda Bynes has been offered help from some big-name stars.
We could hardly watch as Amanda Bynes delivered her latest scathing celebrity Twitter attack this week. The target? Hole singer Courtney Love. We could only imagine how Courtney was going to respond to a 27-year-old kids television star publically bashing her on the micro-blogging site, though it seems the former wife of Kurt Cobain is ready to help, not hurt, Bynes.
The 48-year-old singer, who's had her own troubles splashed across the newspapers for years, tweeted on Tuesday, "pull it together dude," before adding, "Will you people lay off on giving this girl such grief? Shes a beautiful talented young woman, we all go through our ups and downs. grow up!" It prompted television actress Alyssa Milano to respond, tweeting, "@Courtney I would totally be there if you can reach her. Let me know if I can help in any way." The rock singer replied, "@Alyssa_Milano so glad to see this. The industry can be so tough on the soul at times, but it redeems itself with people like you."
Bynes has endured a pretty rough week, getting arrested at her New York apartment for drug possession and shooting down a number of celebrities on Twitter. She reportedly told Rihanna that Chris Brown assaulted her because she wasn't pretty enough. She then told John Legend's girlfriend Chrissy Tiegen, "Ur not a pretty model compared to me. I signed to Ford models @ age 13. I don't look up to u beauty wise. I'm far prettier than u! I'm offended that you're saying I have a mental illness when I show no sign of it, but thankfully not one man that wants me wants you and you are anold ugly model compared to me! You look 45! You're not pretty so I'm not intimidated by you! I think you're jealous that you're just an ugly model whos career is uninspiring! I don't respect you! You're no beauty queen! I'm a beauty queen!" Wowzers! The rant came after Tiegen wrote on Twitter, "The fact that Amanda Byneshas any "support" to retweet is really unsettling. ...Support people with mental illness, yes. But don't condone/enable scary and poor behaviour."
Continue reading: Courtney Love Is Voice Of Reason In Unsettling Amanda Bynes Saga
Chris Brown could face huge repercussions from a minor car crash in Los Angeles.
Chris Brown is facing a potential four year jail stretch after breaking the terms of his probation by giving false insurance information. According to gossip site TMZ.com, officials are allegedly investigating whether Brown should be prosecuted for refusing to co-operate with the victim of a minor car-crash on May 21.
Brown did not dispute that his Range Rover bumped the back of a woman's Mercedes-Benz, though he was apparently reluctant to hand over his insurance details or driving permit number. The 24-year-old apparently "copped an attitude when the woman pressed him for his [information]" though he eventually obliged, though allegedly gave false information. If the reports are true, Brown could be in a serious trouble indeed. The R&B singer is still under probation for his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. According to sources close to Brown, the singer vehemently denies he lied about his insurance information and even provided a photo of the victim's car showing no signs of damage. "When his lawyer attempted to contact [the other driver] not long after the accident, she hung up on him," the insider claims.
Back in February, a Los Angeles judge questioned whether Brown has actually completed the six months' community labour sentenced imposed as part of his five-year probation. A report found that there was "no credible" evidence that the singer has performed the labour. A new hearing is scheduled for June 10, 2013.
Continue reading: Why Chris Brown Could Face Four Years In Prison For Minor Car Accident
Amanda Bynes' bizarre week continued in ridiculous style this week, with the former Nickelodeon star allegedly slamming Rihanna on Twitter and claiming her abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown beat her because she's not pretty enough. Bynes tweeted, "@rihanna Chris Brown beat you because you're not pretty enough," before hastily deleting the tweet.
She followed the nasty jibe up with another insult, claiming she was considering naming her dog after Rihanna. The Bajan pop-star appeared to get wind of the deleted tweets pretty quickly, posting, "Ya see what happens when they cancel Intervention?" before Bynes responded, "unlike ur fugly faced self I don't do drugs! U need the intervention dog! I met ur ugly face in person! U aren't pretty u know it!" (she deleted the tweet shortly afterwards).
The latest on the bizarre rant is that Amanda Bynes is claiming the tweets were fake and were posted by someone else. "I saw a bunch of mocked up tweets about me bashing Rihanna in my mentions. I'm followed by so many people that someone is always mocking up fake tweets so I feel the need to address them!" she added on Twitter. So we're none the wiser really, are we?
Continue reading: Amanda Bynes To Rihanna: Chris Brown Beat You Because You're Not Pretty
The 'Fine China' singer is apparently wanted by police to discuss his run-in with a female driver last week
Singer Chris Brown looks as though he might walk away with more than just a bump on his car after crashing his Range Rover into another vehicle last week, as TMZ have reported that not only did Brown fail to hand over his license number to the woman he crashed into, but he also gave her false insurance information and got all up in her grill when she asked for his details.
When Chris rammed his vehicle last Monday (May 21), it looked as though it was over before anything could begin, with Chris appearing to follow protocol and do the right thing after rear-ending someones Mercedes. But it appears as though Chris is still struggling with the whole right and wrong concept after TMZ revealed this Monday (May 27) that not only did Chris fail to give over his information, but also got riled up and started verbally attacking the woman he just ran into. Seriously, what is this guy's problem with women?
This could result in a lengthy stay in prison if it turns out to be true, as Chris is still under probation following his beating of Rihanna. LAPD are now trying to have a one-on-one with the R&B singer about the incident, and if the claims are true then this would mean that Chris broke rule number one on his probation order; don't break any laws, which should send him swiftl to jail.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Could Face Prison Following Alleged Hit-And-Run
The star isn't happy with the picture, not at all
Rihanna isn’t just suing Topshop because they used an image of her without her permission, but because she actually hates the picture in question. NOW we’re beginning to see where this lawsuit hold its roots.
“The base image of the first claimant (Rihanna) is of such an unflattering nature that it would not be approved,” read a section of the papers submitted by the singer. It goes onto claim that the pic - which showed RiRi wearing her hair in a bandana - was "poor" quality, adding that the "low-quality image and product that would not have been authorised by the first claimant". Rihanna is also annoyed at U.K law, which mean the photographer, rather than the person in the shot, owns the rights to the image. A source has opened up to The Mirror on the subject. “RiRi says it’s the principle. She believes they are taking advantage of artists, that it’s just exploitation and what they are doing is wrong."
Rihanna performing in Florida
Continue reading: Rihanna Suing Topshop For Using Unconsented Image… Which She Hates
There's nothing like a bit of trouble to bring two people togetber.
Surprise, surprise, Chris Brown rear-ended a photographer’s car. The incident occurred this Tuesday, according to a report from TMZ, but what was more interesting was Brown’s company. During the exchange, Brown, who recently split up with on-again-off-again girlfriend Rihanna, was photographed with his old flame, Karrueche Tran. The two were seen acting very couple-y and yet, sources close to Brown commented for Hollywood Life: 'He's been initiating contact with her, not the other way around. I wouldn't say Karrueche and Chris are together but they are talking and kicking it.'
So nothing is known for certain just yet. It definitely looks like the former couple are on their way to rekindling something though, especially if their online exchanges are anything to go by. Recently, Tran posted an instagram picture of herself and Brown in a, well, compromising position, accompanied by the caption: 'TBT my birthday last year. Who's face am I gonna put my a** in this year? Lmao I'm kidding.'
Well, she may have been kidding, but Brown took the bait and responded with a rather modest “Happy bday @karrueche,” to which Tran responded with that omniscient internet gesture – the hearth. True, it isn’t exactly the raunchiest of exchanges, but, coupled with everything else, it does look like the two might have worked it out.
Taylor Swift, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez and Nicki Minaj among star arrivals at the 2013 Billboard Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The 2013 Billboard Music Awards looked to be one of the most celeb-filled events of the year with some of the music industry's biggest stars making their glamorous arrivals.
'22' singer Taylor Swift clutched eight accolades to her chest as she posed on the red carpet having won Top Billboard 200 Album and Top Country Album for 'Red', Top Country Song with 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together', Top Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Billboard 200 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist and Top Country Artist. Carly Rae Jepsen was another young female star to land a prize winning Top Digital Song and Top Pop Song for her massive 2012 hit 'Call Me Maybe'. Queen of Pop Madonna scooped up three well deserved awards including Top Dance Album for 'MDNA', Top Dance Artist and Top Touring Artist after her controversial 'MDNA' tour which landed her amidst a handful of lawsuits. There was no sign of letting up on the controversial front either as she donned hotpants, suspenders and fishnets at the Billboard event. Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist and Top Rap Album with 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded' went to Nicki Minaj while Top EDM Artist was none other than David Guetta who brought his wife Cathy Guetta along with him to the awards show.
The rapper-cum-socialite-criminal annoys people with his little pictures
With all of Chris Brown’s misdemeanours, it’s easy just to think, “what’s he done now?” and assume his guilt. But are his graffiti walls really against the law or are they just a bit tasteless?
Turns out, they’re fully against the law, and the former boyfriend of Rihanna is facing a fine, not that it’s going to really put too much of a dent in his finances. "There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they're literally frightened. It's like devils on the wall — big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we're used to," Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association, explained. "I know a $300 fine is probably pocket change. But hopefully and maybe, he'll just see the light and decide to be a good neighbor," Negri told the Times. "We're happy to have him — if he just tones it down." Brown’s attorney Mark Geragos said the musician is not backing down; he’s been given 30 days to get if off his walls, but has no plans to do so whatsoever. "They are trying to suspend the First Amendment," Geragos says.
Did anyone really expect Brown to listen to the thoughts of his community and neighbours and act with everyone’s best interests at heart? Come on, this is Chris Brown! The 13-year-old boy inside a man’s body is getting things his own way.
Continue reading: Chris Brown’s Graffiti – Has He Done Anything Wrong?
Brown's portraying the local bad guy well
Chris Brown has annoyed his neighbours with some pretty abrasive artwork featured on his wall. The rapper/r&b star has a load of ‘monsters’ emblazoned outside his house, and the community aren’t happy.
The artwork in question
Patti Negri, president of the Hollywood Dell Civic Association has been busy answering loads of calls complaining about the graff. "There are lots of babies, lots of children, and they're literally frightened. It's like devils on the wall - big scary eyes and big scary teeth, and just the whole vibe is not what we're used to," Negri told LA Times. "I know a $300 fine is probably pocket change. But hopefully and maybe, he'll just see the light and decide to be a good neighbor," Negri said. "We're happy to have him - if he just tones it down." Chris is ordered to remove the graffiti within 30 days, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. "They are trying to suspend the 1st Amendment," said his lawyer Mark Geragos, who is defending the controversial star.
Continue reading: Chris Brown’s Graffiti Styles Cause Community Complaints
Listen to your dad, Chris
Just when you thought the Chris Brown and Rihanna saga was nearing an end, someone from the Brown camp goes and stirs things up again. The latest in this never ending story, the opinions of Clinton Brown.
“I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together,” said Clinton Brown, 48. “You have to have a balance in a relationship. You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.” Actually, he’s pretty much right there. It was always going to be trouble, but they seem to be simple folk, and we dread to think what might happen now a parent has effectively forbidden their relationship. “I hate to use examples, but Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Amy Winehouse — I mean I could go on and on!” said Brown. “She’s beautiful, she’s exotic, she’s successful,” added, “Sometimes you just need that person who will listen to you without judging, who knows what it feels like. If he talks to someone who’s not in the business they may not understand."
Brown's fatherly advice might be worth taking
Rihanna and Katy Perry will apparently reunite at the Barclays Center in May.
Remember when Rihanna and Katy Perry were the best of friends, and then.they just wasn't anymore? Yeah, that was weird, but don't fear because they're apparently BFF's once again despite Rhi-Rhi failing to invite her pal to Saturday's strip club antics in Miami. In fact, the lack of invite appears to have gotten the pair talking again.
It all started when Rihanna posted snaps of her late-night fun on Instagram, with Perry commenting, "Ermm.I was in LA Saturday night. Should I be proud or offended I wasn't invited @rihanna #WHOISTHISDOPPLEGANGER." Of course, Rihanna set Perry straight, telling her she wasn't actually in Los Angeles. "@katyperry errm I wasn't! Lol! #miaminights howeverrrrr....I'll still let you spank me!"
Naturally, the pair made a date to see each other, "Don't worry @rihanna I'll make it up to you at Barclays..Or more like let you make it up to me... Hehehe @rihanna". In case you hadn't figured it out yet, Rihanna is playing a show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn in May for the Diamonds World Tour, and it looks as though Katy Perry's turning up.
Continue reading: Oh, So Rihanna And Katy Perry Are Best Buddies Again
No more name calling - Drake tried to be subtle this time.
And the two might not be openly clashing in clubs anymore, but the epic feud is far from over. It just seems to have gotten more passive aggressive. Drake appeared on East Village Radio’s “Keep It Thoro” show to make some scathing comments about Brown. Or maybe they were meant to come off as charitable: "Don't ask me s-t about that man when I come up there. Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," Drake told journalist Elliott Wilson, according to New York Daily News. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him. I'm more poppin' than him."
Nobody knows how Brown’s ego will take this, but it probably won’t be pretty. But Drake didn’t stop his rant there. Instead, he went on to talk about Brown’s on-again-off-again girlfriend, Rihanna, whom he also once dated. "Don't ask me s-t about that man when I come up there. Leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," Drake told journalist Elliott Wilson. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him. I'm more poppin' than him."
Continue reading: Drake's Feud With Chris Brown Is Far From Over
These two just can't get along
Since Rihanna and Chris Brown finally called it quits, we’ve not heard much from the other troubled celebrity couple: Chris Brown and Drake. The latter has been talking Brown to hip-hop journalist Elliott Wilson on "Keep It Thoro".
"Don't ask me sh-- about that man when I come up there and leave that man alone. Stop preying on his insecurities," says Drake. "His insecurities are the fact that I make better music than him, that I'm more popping than him and that at one point in life the woman that he loves fell into my lap. I did what a real n---a would do and treated her with respect," he continued. “All them things combined create an individual that comes up to your radio station and is just gonna do dumb sh--. It shouldn't be about tearing that man down. It shouldn't be about wanting to see me and him tear each other down," he said, assertively. "We have an issue and it's either gonna drag out or maybe in ten years we'll laugh about it over drinks, just let us solve that sh--." Drake and Brown have a notorious history. Their nightclub brawl, which left them both bloodied and bruised is now infamous.
But this interview wasn’t all about badmouthing his rival, Drake also revealed that next week would see two new songs released. He also revealed that his new album will be mostly produced by frequent collaborator Noah “40″ Shebib.
Chris Brown says that he is a changed man after 'losing everything' following his attack on Rihanna; is he really any different though?
Chris Brown: I Lost Everything. Singer Chris Brown has apparently been reflecting on his conscience and perhaps unsurprisingly he didn't like what he saw. So maybe this is why he is showing a much softer, regretful side to himself in recent interviews, particularly his chat with Matt Lauer on Monday's Today Show (April 1).
Chris Brown: A Changed Man?
Now, this turn of character may have just been an April Fools joke from Brown, we wouldn't put that past him, but then again he may genuinely be sorry for acting like the biggest douche on the planet and thinks now it is time to make amends with the world. Maybe his record label have asked him to pretend to be nice, in order to shift more units of his latest album, X, but whatever his game is you can be forgiven for not wanting to fall for this potential act of redemption (especially if you're Rihanna).
Continue reading: Chris Brown: 'I Lost Everything' - Singer Tries To Mend His Reputation
There might be hope for Chris Brown after all as the singer has finally discovered that hitting women is wrong.
Well it's taken a solid 23-years of brainstorming and experimenting, but Chris Brown has finally come to the conclusion that hitting women, in any capacity, is not a good idea. The R&B singer, whose troubled relationship with fellow pop star Rihanna prompted him to begin his investigation, detailed his findings on CBS' Today programme earlier this morning where he revealed his full hypothesis on whether hitting the opposite sex is a positive experience.
Chris Brown has finally come to the conclusion that hitting women is wrong
Brown caught up with Matt Lauer on Today to discuss his upcoming musical ventures and whatever horrendous activities he occupies the rest of his time with, when Lauer swooped in to ask the potentially dangerous question of what happened between Brown and Rihanna on Grammy night 2010. Last time an early morning presenter asked the singer about the incident, on Good Morning America back in 2011, it ended with him hurling a chair through a window. Clearly his findings had not advanced much by this point but we are happy to announce that now it seems his years of investigation have paid off.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Makes The Discovery Of The Century: Hitting Women Is Wrong
'Turn Up The Music' hitmaker Chris Brown is spotted with a camera crew shooting a music video for one of his latest tracks alongside two very impressive looking Lamborghinis and a pretty dark-haired female.
Last summer's feud evidently still not over
Chris Brown might now be happy now he’s back with Rihanna but it’s clear the feud between him and Drake is going to take some time to heel. You might remember that the pair and their respective entourages had an altercation last summer in a New York night club which left people injured and the club shut down.
Well, time hasn’t eased the bitterness over that evidently. According to an E! Online source, Brown was at the Emerson Theater in Hollywood last night (March 7, 2013), and things went wrong when he saw that the DJ had ‘Start From The Bottom Up’ by Drake cued up. At around 1:20 am, Brown apparently hopped up from his center table under the DJ booth and got on the mic. Telling the DJ to stop playing the music, he told the crowd "The DJ can play this s**t, but I want you all to know, F**k Drake!" and gave everyone the middle finger.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Tells Drake 'F*** You' At Benefit Event
Have Law and Order crossed the line with their Rihanna and Chris Brown inspired episode?
There’s no doubt the storyline and characters in Law & Order are based on Rihanna and Chris Brown’s turbulent relationship over the past few years, even though Caleb Bryant actually kills Riha- sorry, Misha.
But does Chris Brown, if he wanted to take things to court, have a case against the show for portraying him as a murderer? Not according to Maryland publishing attorney Daniel Steven. “There is a different standard for public figures vs. individuals,” Steven said. “The public figures have less rights,” he continued to the IBTimes, explaining that this is an extension of First Amendment freedoms allowing journalists to publicly criticize high-profile individuals. Plus, and we think this is an important point: Rihanna is very much still alive. "If you throw in some fictional elements into a story you are protected," said Andrew Berger, a New York attorney who specializes in intellectual property and trademark law. “That is exactly what people do in these situations. … They change the story so it doesn’t look like a slavish copy of the truth.”
The strange celebrity triangle between Chris Brown, Drake and Rihanna is so well known, clubs are starting to keep them apart. You would have thought having A-list celebs in your club could only be a positive, but not for Hollywood Nightclub, Playhouse.
And bravo to the playhouse for avoiding what probably would have been an ugly situation. It certainly was last time they were in the same vicinity as each other, when an almighty brawl broke out, ruining the V.I.P area at swanky SoHo nightclub W.I.P. Now Drake and Brown are suing each other for that fight, each hoping that if the French model – injured in the fracas – wins his lawsuit, they won’t have to pay up. To be fair to Drake, when he learnt he wasn’t getting in to the club due to Brown’s presence, he left without a fuss. "Bouncers sent Drake on his way Wednesday night because Chris Brown was already partying at a table inside and they wanted to avoid any possible brawl scenarios," a source told gossip site TMZ.
That near miss didn’t diffuse the headlines for the night, though, no way. Chris Brown and Rihanna’s recently reinstated relationship appears to be on the rocks already as they were reportedly ignoring each other, with some reports even suggesting Brown was rubbing his presence at the club in Riri’s face. That didn’t last long, did it?
Chris Brown is telling us something with his video for Home – a kind of docu-montage which is fitting with the song’s title.
It's packed with footage of him preparing for his tour, spending time with his entourage and interacting with legions of screaming fans. "Wish I could go back to when I was young/ Wish I could go back from where I came from," sings Brown, yearning for a life before the controversy, the fights and the court cases. "A lot of the music nowadays, I love it, but it's very gimmicky. Even some of my music is gimmicky," Brown said, according to E! online before the Grammys. "But I just want to go back to the real music — a lot of instruments, the real band, essence of being able to perform and be an entertainer." So are we seeing a new side of Mr Brown? His latest video would certainly suggest so, but then again, his valentines present to Rihanna would strongly suggest otherwise. Obviously pictures can be deceiving, but she received what looks like a copious amount of marijuana, and posted it on Instagram with the caption, "Roses are green! Somebody knows how to make me happy". No one actually knows if that was a gift from Chris, either.
So after weeks of reconciliation, did Valentines Day prove difficult for the tumultuous couple? "Rihanna refused to sit with or even near Chris - and when Chris noticed she was there, he made a huge show of rubbing his presence in her face," a source told The Mail of the pair’s time in a club.
While some bands got some awards and gave some speeches, the real essence of The Grammys could be found elsewhere. What? You might ask; celebrity gossip of course! And what could be better than British powerhouse singer Adele telling Chris Brown off... or did she?
The photo certainly suggest she was giving him an earful for not awarding Frank Ocean with a standing ovation, which everyone else did, or for beating up Rihanna all those years ago. Adele looks like she's shouting, and Brown looks on the defensive, but that's not really the way it panned out. "Chris Brown and I were complimenting each other in that photo actually!" tweeted the Skyfall singer and Oscar nominee, confirming that a war of words didn't, in fact, take place. Adele, bless her, seemed star struck herself. And this is a 9-time Grammy award-winning artist! She was prancing around grabbing pictures with all the A-listers, including Beyonce, Rihanna, Katy Perry, and of course, the controversial Mr. Brown.
There was one person she didn't get a picture with though, and that was Ukrainian TV prankster Vitalii Sediuk, who climbed up when the Brit singer won Best Pop Solo Performance and said: "It's such an honour to receive this award" Jennifer Lopez sorted him out, and he ended up spending a night in jail. Worth it? Probably.
Continue reading: Was Adele Telling Chris Brown Off? She Tweets The Truth
Chris Brown is already having a bad influence on Rihanna, since they’ve got back together – or is it the other way round? Either way, the controversial couple sure knew how to get tongues wagging at the Grammys at the weekend, with the pair reportedly celebrating the evening by lighting up a marijuana joint and having a smoke at the music event’s after party.
Of course, Chris Brown and Rihanna were making Grammys headlines four years ago for even darker reasons, when it was revealed that Brown had physically assaulted the pop star in their car. Despite the consternation of the rest of the world, though, the pair have managed to reconcile and are, as we understand it, back in a relationship together. TMZ reports that Rihanna won the seventh Grammy of her career and subsequently decided to pop back to an afterparty at the Supperclub in Los Angeles with Brown in tow. Sources say the venue was acrid with the smell of pot smoke.
The pair were spotted leaving the party at about 3:20am in the morning, with Brown driving – slightly worrying if they were wasted as TMZ’s sources claimed they are. And of course, we all know what happened last time they were together in a car around the time of the Grammys...
Rihanna was looking pretty classy at the Grammy awards at the weekend, wearing a graceful red gown that fell into line with the event’s notoriously strict dress code regulations. However, it’s back to the RiRi we know and, um, love on her new video Stay, with the pop star completely naked in a bath. Vintage.
The song is believed to refer to her turbulent relationship with Chris Brown, with whom she is now of course back together with. The Grammys took place four years to the day since he assaulted her in a car on the night of the same event back in 2009, but she’s been able to forgive and forget the controversial rapper, even though many of the press and even her fans haven’t. The song itself is a slower one from her latest album Unapologetic which went to number eight in the US billboards on its release.
Of course, there’s nothing we like better than having a sit down in the bath and a contemplation about our formerly abusive current boyfriend, and the video shows how, really, she’s just like one of us. She’s a lot richer and all that though, obviously. It should be pointed out that this is a classily shot video, Rihanna may be naked but there’s not a hint of any untoward in sight and, really, if you’re going for a bath you’re not going to go in your bikini are you. Check it out below.
Continue reading: Rihanna Bares All In New Video 'Stay'
Chris Brown certainly met his match at the Grammys on Sunday evening after making the rather ill-thought-out decision to remain firmly in his seat during a standing ovation for Frank Ocean, who won the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album. Adele, 24, looked on as Chris failed to rise from his seat, shaking her head and appearing to give Brown, 23, a piece of her mind.
In fairness, Brown was always going to look silly (especially wearing a white suit) - he fought Ocean in a Los Angeles parking lot around three weeks ago, leaving the Odd Future singer with an injured hand. Though Rihanna's boyfriend applauded the Channel Orange singer, he remained in his seat, much to Adele's chagrin. Once Ocean's acceptance speech was compete, new mother Adele made her way over to Brown to discuss his behaviour, with the R&B star looking rather sheepish and attempting to explain himself. According to the Daily Mail, the pair were later seen hugging and posing - albeit stiffly - for a photograph. The Rolling In The Deep singer did manage to get a picture with two time Grammy award-winner Frank, who rounded off his successful night by making the first televised performance of his track Forrest Gump.
Other winners at the biggest event on the music calendar included The Black Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Jay-Z and Kanye West.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Gets Almighty Telling Off From Adele Over Frank Ocean Snub
Within the space of one week Chris Brown has managed to get into a scuffle with Frank Ocean, crash his car and annoy the paparazzi - which turns the tables on a profession that is often seen in a distinctly negative light. The singer crashed his car the day before the Grammys, he blamed the papz but they have since turned around and warned him to be careful about what he says.
After the initial crash on Saturday (9th February) Brown's rep spoke to E! News blaming it on "being ruthlessly pursued by paparazzi." According to reports, Chris said that his car was cut off by two vehicles. Paparazzi then jumped out of the cars with cameras and "aggressively approached his vehicle," his rep said. To try to get away he went down an alley and ended up crashing his car.
TMZ has since spoken to the owner of the agency who employs the paparazzi who were on the scene, Chris Doherty. His statement contradicts Brown: "No photographers were following him at the time he crashed ... He crashed his car and it's convenient for him to blame us. He needs to be careful with his defamatory statements."
Rihanna and Chris Brown attended the Grammys like nothing ever happened last night. If only we could say the same for Frank Ocean and Chris Brown. The controversial singer refused to participate in the standing ovation for Ocean when Channel Orange beat out Fortune in the Best Urban Contemporary Album category.
While everyone else was showing their appreciation for the talented Odd Future youngster, Brown remained on his behind. Last month, Ocean accused Brown of punching him after a spat in the car park of a West Hollywood recording studio; they were reportedly fighting over a parking space. Ocean tweeted that he got "jumped by Chris and a couple of guys" and it was reported that he wanted to take things further and get Brown charged (he still might) but as of yet, no formal action has been taken. Singer Adele appeared unimpressed as she clocked Brown refusing to stand.
That moment of one-upmanship for Frank Ocean will have been short-lived; he was expected to clean up with the critically acclaimed Channel Orange this year yet only managed a solitary nod - Urban Contemporary Album. Beaten to Best Album by Mumford & Sons, Best New Artist by Fun and Record of The Year by Gotye, it turned out to be a rather forgettable night for Frank. Still, it was his first ever Grammy, and we’re sure there’ll be more where that came from.
The LA County District Attorney thinks that singer Chris Brown may have faked documents that state he did 202 days of community service (22 days over and above his required 180), but Brown's lawyer is calling HS (that's horsesh*t), according to TMZ.
Chris Brown can't go a day without trouble finding him, it seems. Since photos were revealed of his off/on girlfriend Rihanna with her face beaten and bruised after he hit her the night before the 2009 Grammys the world has simply not been on his side. He's been on probation for the attack on her ever since, having been sentenced to 180 days of community service, not jail. Recently, not only has he been involved in an altercation with Frank Ocean, but now the DA in LA thinks he may have faked the documents.
As the Mirror quote, the DA cited "significant discrepancies indicating at best sloppy documentation and at worst fraudulent reporting" of the documentation handed in. Apparently, the detective put on the job to oversee his community service was told she needn't "continue monitoring him" because Brown's own mother could do it. Dodgy? Yeah, pretty dodgy.
Despite not pressing charges, Frank Ocean has accused Chris Brown of threatening to shoot him during their parking lot brawl in Los Angeles last week. According to the official police report - obtained by TMZ.com - Ocean also accuses someone in Brown's entourage of calling him a "fagg*t".
Ocean - who came out last year before the release of his hugely impressive debut Channel Orange - told police that Brown punched him in the face after a disagreement about a parking space. Brown reportedly tried to shake his hand, but when Ocean refused, Brown punched him in the face. According to the report, Ocean said two of Brown's team then jumped in, pushing him into a corner and trying to kick him. That's when he heard someone yell the homophobic slur.
Cops say Ocean told them that Brown threatened to short him, saying, "We can bust on you too!" The Odd Future singer suffered cuts and bruises in the fight, which lasted about 3 minutes in total, but refused medical treatment at the scene. He later said in his blog that he didn't want to press charges, but reportedly told police that he wanted to see Brown locked up!
Frank Ocean has issued a statement, in which he says he will not be seeking any criminal damages from everybody's favourite hate figure, Chris Brown, after he was assaulted by Brown in a car park in Los Angeles last month.
In the statement, posted on his official website, Frank had this to say: "As a child I thought if someone jumped me it would result in me murdering or mutilating a man. But as a man I am not a killer. I'm an artist and a modern person. I'll choose sanity. No criminal charges. No civil lawsuit. Forgiveness, albeit difficult, is wisdom. Peace, albeit trite, is what I want in my short life. Peace."
Forgiveness and wisdom, these are words that could have only come from Ocean's mouth, as something tells us that Brown - who currently ranks amongst the Westboro Baptist Church and the Taliban in terms of opinion polls - is lacking in the two, but at least Ocean knows how to set a good example.
Rihanna and Chris Brown have finally officiated their relationship to much contention, after months of speculation, numerous public appearances and some rather revealing instagram photos. Chris Brown concerts and music has been boycotted across the world, most recently in Sweden and South Africa, but despite the enormous backlash, he's still a talking point, he's still selling lots of music and he's still making plenty of public appearances. So... people must like him.
Rihanna gave her reasons for forgiving him and getting back together with him to Rolling Stone.
"I decided it was more important for me to be happy," she said. "I wasn't going to let anybody's opinion get in the way of that. Even if it's a mistake, it's my mistake."
Since the break-up of Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez the focus on the 18 year old has been largely on his personal life rather than his career. However, lately though, with the release of his acoustic album and his elision from the upcoming Grammys, focus is back where it should be.
Justin's manager Scooter Braun took to Twitter to air his disgust with the Grammys for ignoring the young star back December. "[T]his time there wont be any wise words, no excuses, I just plain DISAGREE," he said. "The kid deserved it. Grammy board u blew it on this one."
In an interview with Billboard Bieber admitted to agreeing with his manager, but that his feelings of disappointment has nothing to do with how he feels about his fellow artists. "I'm so happy for the other artists who got nominated and have won Grammys. I'm 18 and I think that I have a lot ahead of me, so I'm not worried." Adding that he was supporting Chris Brown in the awards, "I'm a fan. His music is really good. That's what they should focus on: the music."
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Supports Chris Brown But Will Not Attend Grammys
Chris Brown doesn’t seem to be able to last very long without getting himself into trouble. Though, this time, reports seem to suggest that it may not have been entirely Brown’s fault. TMZ revealed that Chris Brown and Frank Ocean – along with their various entourages - got themselves into a fight at a recording studio. A bad case of R&B territorialism, by the sounds of it. It was bad enough that the police were called, though an update from TMZ suggests that only Frank was left on the scene when they arrived.
So what was this bust-up all about? Apparently Frank Ocean objected to Chris Brown being at Westlake Studio in LA, where he was recording. Chris was reportedly at the studio to listen to one of the artists that he represents and as he tried to leave, Ocean blocked his path, along with his crew. Sources told TMZ that Frank said “This is my studio, this is my parking spot.” Chris apparently tried to shake Frank’s hand (ever the gentleman, that Chris Brown), but one of Ocean’s people took the opportunity to attack Chris Brown. One of Chris Brown’s friends then jumped in and attacked Frank’s buddy. Frank then reportedly made a move to hit Chris Brown, Chris pushed him away and the pair started fighting.
When the police arrived on the scene, it appears that Chris Brown had already left. No one wants to press charges, so it looks as though this incident may be swept under the carpet. Except everyone will now be wanting to know why Frank seems to have beef with Chris. What’s up, Frank?
It's rare to have 'Chris Brown' and 'Victim' in the same sentence in any context where Rihanna isn't also a part of it. However, this time around Chris Brown really is something of a victim after he was 'swatted' in a hoax phone call to emergency services reported a domestic violence incident.
As the LA Times reports, the called called just before 5pm on Monday (21st Jan) and said that they were unsure whether or not Brown's mother had been shot in the alleged incident. When police arrived none of the family were home, and happily Brown's parents arrived some time after the police had.
Brown is the latest in a string of 'swatting' incidents, most recently including the Kardashians and Tom Cruise. 15 members of a SWAT team turned up to the Kardashian home after a hoax caller said that an intruder was inside the home with a gun and hiding in a closet. They closed off the entire street only to discover that the whole family were fine and there was no intruder. Other victims also include Justin Bieber and Ashton Kutcher. In regard to the pranks made on Kutcher and Bieber and intelligent but reckless 12 year old was arrested.
After Rihanna and Chris Brown spent 2012 as one of the hottest gossip topics all over the news, the pair don’t seem to be giving it a rest and keep making public appearances, without any definitive statements about rekindling their relationship.
Although at this point, does anybody still have any doubts that the controversial couple is back on? The latest in a string of less than subtle hints came with their first public appearance together in years. Chris and RiRi attended the Knicks vs. Lakers game at Staples Center together and looked pretty cozy together throughout, TMZ reports. According to the source, the couple arrived at the arena in the same car and, after they got out separately, they met up inside and watched the game together. Apparently someone was paying really close attention to the pair’s every step during the event.
This will no doubt spark another bout of controversy in the couple’s already controversial history. But, regardless of whether or not Chris and RiRi enjoy having their every step scrutinized this way, the whole thing has brought them a whole lot of publicity, turning them into two of the most talked-about celebrities of 2012. And if the pair continue playing the media the way they have so far, it looks like 2013 will see their stars rise even higher, at least in the gossip columns.
Last weeks Twitter war between comedienne and writer Jenny Johnson and singer Chris Brown has already become the stuff of online legend, and now Johnson, who after days of silence between the two, has given her word on the feud and admitted that she is by no means sorry for the war of word at all.
Brown really sunk his teeth in after Johnson initially provoked the controversial singer, referring to his much-publicised physically beating of former flame (well, maybe not former for much longer) Rihanna. Brown replied with a triad of sexual abuse towards Johnson, which even if he was playing the 'victim' then his response did him no help. But after a few back-and-forths between the two, Johnson did look as though she emerged the victor, with Brown deleting his Twitter account and keeping a very low online profile ever since.
Johnson wrote on GQ's blog yesterday (Nov 30), giving her side of the story and admitting that as well as having no regrets about the feud, she also claims to be in no way a victim of the fight, taking on responsibility for the war of words. The full response is available on GQ's website.
Chris Brown is controversy. Between convictions for beating up Rihanna, dubious tattoo choices and drug scandals, it seems he can't even hold a presence on social media without starting arguments. His latest, with Jenny Johnson ended up with him deleting his account, and the comedien has opened up on the whole affair.
"This is not an apology. I just want to clear some things up," Johnson wrote in a post for GQ on Friday. "My first thought following my Twitter exchange with Chris Brown on Sunday was to ignore it until it went away. The exchange I'm referencing would be the one where he tweeted he looked old for 23, and I replied with a not-so-kind comment. From there we discussed farts, spelling, past events, bushpigs, and the part of my eye which he wanted to go number two on. It ended up with him deactivating his Twitter account." It's safe to say that Johnson is firmly atop the moral high ground; her flag of morality remains planted, but, in fairness, she probably shouldn't have used Brown's physical appearance to make her point, as all that does is cheapen and devalue her thoroughly pertinent argument.
"I've had people assume I dislike Chris Brown because I'm taking up for Rihanna, I'm not," Johnson added. "I'm on the side of good, of equality and respect for my fellow woman. I was raised to not respect a person who doesn't respect others. And one human being physically harming another human being is one of the most disrespectful acts there is."
Chris Brown won't be facing criminal charges for grabbing a woman's cell phone from her as she tried to grab a snap of the controversial star, according to The Washington Post. And to be honest, with his history, we're kind of relieved that's all that happened.
After there was no evidence that Brown intended to steal the phone, or that he deleted any content on the phone - two things that could have seen him arrested - Brown will not be in trouble with the police for his actions. He did, however, according to prosecutors, toss the phone out of his limo window, which you would have thought could land him with a charge, but alas, the law has spoken. Now you know: don't try and take a picture of Mr. Brown! A felony charge against Brown, 24, might have triggered a violation of his probation for his 2009 assault on singer Rihanna, who was his girlfriend at the time. The two have recently collaborated on a new duet, "Nobody's Business," and have been spotted out together in recent weeks.
Devon Blanche, the security man, told investigators he thought Brown was upset because "if photographs of himself with two females got out, it might cause him problems with Rihanna."
Well that's that then. Rihanna basically confirmed her reignited relationship with Chris Brown on Thursday evening (November 29, 2012), posting an intimate snap of herself and the R&B singer to Instagram.
Making sure to tag Brown's NSFW handle for Team Breezy, Rihanna uploaded the image that featured herself giving her former boyfriend a huge hug. It came with the caption, "i dont wanna leave!!! Killed it tonight baby!!!" Earlier in the day, Rihanna and Brown had shared photos of matching Rolex watches, with the former adding, "Don't believe me just watch #newtoy#justcusimnumber1 #roleylife #dopedealer." Last week, the Unapologetic singer tweeted a pic of a shirtless Chris Brown sprawled on her bed, before adding an image of herself, topless. Rihanna's fans are all but resigned to the fact that she is back with the man who viciously assaulted her on the eve of the Grammy Awards in 2009. They have since collaborated with each other and have been snapped together on numerous occasions over the past couple of months.
Though Brown is still very much active on Instagram, he recently deleted his Twitter account after an online bust-up with comedienne television personality Jenny Johnson. During a tirade of vile tweets, Brown told Johnson he would defecate on her eye. The Emmy winner signed on with, "All I got from that exchange with Chris Brown is that he wants to sh*t and fart on me."
Continue reading: Rihanna Instagrams Chris Brown Snap (Basically Confirms Relationship)
Wild Berries: Halle Berry had her Thanksgiving pretty much ruined last week by boyfriend Olivier Martinez and ex-beau Gabriel Aubry, who thought it a decent idea to start punching the lights out of each another on the actress' driveway. Luckily, police are unlikely to take their investigation further, which is probably in everyone's best interest.
Jenny Takes Brown Down? Plucky TV personality Jenny Johnson took Chris Brown to task on Twitter this week in a pretty humorous exchange of tweets. Most gave the Emmy winner the edge in the cyber-battle and Brown subsequently shut down his profile page!
Perhaps we've all missed the point with Chris Brown. Maybe we're giving him too much of a hard time. The man himself sure thinks so, claiming there's only one person who can understand why he does the things he does. That man just so happens to be the deceased rapper Tupac Shakur.
You'll have heard by now about Brown's bust-up with Jenny Johnson on Twitter, after which he deleted his profile. It was a pretty intense exchange, which culminated in Brown telling the television personality he wanted to defecate on her eye. Nice. Anyway, he's still got his trusty Instagram profile and has been busy posting pictures of himself on his European tour and making various ridiculous statements. On Tuesday (November 27, 2012), he posted an image of Tupac with the caption, "That awkward moment when the only person you can relate to in the world is dead." We're not quite why Brown thinks he would have bonded with Tupac, given that the legendary rapper would have almost certainly despised him.
Brown's love affair with the Harlem superstar goes back years. In 2007, he told MTV News, "I'm trying to be the R&B Tupac.I'm trying to make as many records as I can so when I'm out of this world, y'all can still have music from me nobody has heard yet."
Continue reading: Chris Brown Claims Only Tupac Shakur Can Understand Him. Sigh.
Say what you want about Chris Brown … no, seriously, say what you want about Chris Brown. Nothing is too harsh for a man whose malevolent glint in his eyes is but scientific proof away from being the pin point of a black hole through which all human decency in the western world is currently falling through. The unrepentant women-beater of course left Twitter over the weekend, following a spat with comedy writer Jenny Johnson which saw him write at one point: “take them teeth out when u Sucking my d**k H-E."
Johnson did start it, but in all honesty you’re not going to find anyone at Contact feeling for Brown who has achieved the quite extraordinarily despicable feat of turning the events of three years ago –where he assaulted Rihanna for around 45 minutes on the eve of the Grammys - into a marketing strategy to get him more attention than ever. Anyway, with the artist who no one of any good taste should refer to as Breezy now off Twitter, it was left to – for the purposes of this story – the women of The View to give their thoughts on the spat.
"I think it's disgusting, first of all," Elisabeth Hasselbeck said, according to E! Online "But also, it seems like verbal rape to me. And I think at some point there's gotta be a point where Twitter should ban anyone who writes anything forever on there and you should identify yourself." Whoopi Goldberg disagreed with the term “verbal rape”, saying that they were both verbally assaulting each other and adding "I have to say, if you're gonna mess with him [Brown], you have to expect to get your head handed to you.” And how might he do that, Whoopi? By strangling you with a seat belt whilst pummelling your ribcage? The Mayan apocalypse takes place on December 21, 2012, hopefully.
It all started with a heated Twitter battle between Brown and Jenny Johnson, a comedian, who regularly tweets at or about celebrities at their comedic expense. "I look old as f***! I'm only 23," Tweeted Brown, with Johnson responding, "I know! Being a worthless piece of s*** can really age a person." Things escalated from there, with Brown labelling Johnson a "hoe", although she did have to mop up his spelling on that particular insult. Brown ended things by saying, "Just ask Rihanna if she mad??????," (a possible reference to the 'are they or aren't they' rumours floating around the internet), then proceeded to shut down his account for a stretch without explanation. The exchange with Johnson is now deleted, though an explanation of it addressed to his fans is up. "To teambreezy ... Know that I'm not upset. Just felt like entertaining the ignorance," Brown wrote. "Further proved my point of how immature society is." All of the previous tweets have now been deleted, but CNN grabbed them beforehand.
Both parties seemed intent on having the last say, with Johnson tweeting, "I have zero respect for a person who seems unapologetic for the terrible crime he committed and shows no signs of changing."
Is it possible for Chris Brown to reach a new low? Well, he's had a pretty good go at with a series of vulgar tweets directed at American television personality Jenny Johnson. Though it was the Emmy winner that began the spat by calling Brown a "worthless piece of shit", it was he who replied with a flurry of repulsive insults.
Round One: Chris Brown had initially told followers, "I look old as f*ck! I'm only 23..." to which Johnson replied, "I know! Being a worthless piece of sh*t can really age a person." Ouch. Though things were about to get much worse.
Round Two: Brown offered, "take them teeth out when u Sucking my d*ck HOE," though Johnson saw her opportunity and pounced, replying, "It's "HO" not "HOE" you ignorant f*ck."
Continue reading: Chris Brown Reaches A New Low? The Twitter Posts In Full
Last night, Chris Brown showed us all his true colours once more, getting into an online spat that has reportedly led to him deleting his Twitter account.
The writer Jenny Johnson retweeted Brown’s post which said “I look old as f*ck! I’m only 23…” and added her own comment, saying “I know! Being a worthless piece of shit can really age a person.” Brown spotted Jenny’s comment and set about her with his own, pretty vulgar retorts.
Displaying little more than playground humour, Brown told her “take them teeth out when u Sucking my dick HOE.” Quite rightly, Johnson pulled him up on the spelling of his insult, which should, of course, have been “ho.” You’d think Chris Brown would know that, as it’s probably a word he uses rather a lot, but it would appear otherwise. In response to her spelling lesson, Rihanna’s new best friend (again), then said to her “I should fart while ur giving me top.” Jenny replied “Your mom must be so proud of you.” To prove just how proud his mother really is, Brown then plumb new depths of vulgarity by saying “mom says hello... She told me not to shart in ur mouth, wanted me to sh*t right on the retina.”
There seems to be a little bit of confusion over exactly why Chris Brown cancelled his gig in Guyana, recently.
A report from Huffington Post suggested that the concert promoter Hits & Jams pulled out of the show because of a women’s rights protest group arguing that Brown would not be welcome in the country, considering his assault on Rihanna back in 2009. Brown’s rep has denied that, though, telling E! News “This concert was never confirmed. The promoter is being untruthful.” There’s no precise word on why he did cancel, though.
The original report suggested that Chris Brown’s headline show, scheduled for December 26, was cancelled after opposition lawmakers and women’s right groups protested, saying that the R&B singer should not be made welcome in their country, given his past crimes. Hits & Jams pulled out of the event, saying that they felt uncomfortable with the protests. Since committing the offence, in which he hit and choked his then-girlfriend Rihanna, Brown has undergone violence counselling.
Rihanna and Chris Brown are officially the most enigmatic, odd partnership in the celebrity world; at least we here at Contact Music think so. The latest twist sees concert goers claim 'Diamonds' star watched Chris Brown's Berlin performance.
He pleaded guilty to physically abusing her; there was a public break up, hatred from the press and fans alike, but in the last few months, Rihanna and Brown have been seen together numerous times, and now, fresh from her 777 tour, Ri Ri was supposedly seen watching on as Brown performed in Berlin. In the early hours of Thursday the star took to Twitter to let a special someone know she was on her way to see him, she wrote: "All alone in my big ole jet!!! See u soon lover," before posting, "#Berlin #CarpeDiem." Rihanna claimed to still be in love with him, telling Oprah on her show, "It's awkward because I still love him. My stomach drops, and I have to maintain this poker face and not let it get to the outer part of me," according to Entertainment Weekly. But she's also totally denied the rumours that they're back together. Go figure. Perhaps she likes the bad boys.
Chris Brown's actions all those years ago, when he was convicted for his physical abuse, still haunt him today, as women's rights protesters managed to scare him away from performing in South Africa.
The scandal surrounding Chris Brown and Rihanna has lead to the cancellation of his South American gig in Guyana on December 26, as women's rights group express concerns due to his conviction for physically abusing his then girlfriend.
Fans have been confused as to Brown and Rihanna's seemingly rekindled relationship; the pair have since been seen together in public, hugging and kissing, and, perhaps most surprising of all, have recently worked together on a song, which will feature on Rihanna's new album, Unapologetic. Rihanna even tweeted in support of Brown when he was facing probation hearings due to being tested positive for marijuana. The judge, however, found that his actions did not breach the terms of his probation. Groups of South American Women's Rights protesters, though, don't seem to be as tolerant of domestic abuse as others, and have forced their hand, causing Brown to withdraw from his Boxing Day gig, citing discomfort with the protests, The Daily Mail reports.
Despite being inked with contentious tattoos, which seemed to depict the image of a beaten women, and being tested positive for drugs despite being in the public eye more often than not, Brown is making steps to rehabilitate his reputation; he attended violence counselling to improve on his personal life, and has been working on new music to further boost his public profile. Many ardent Rihanna fans, though, remain dubious as to their seeming reconciliation.
The release of Rihanna’s seventh studio album hasn’t come without a significant fanfare. The Barbadian pop artist is currently in the midst of an ambitious tour, playing seven different cities, in seven different countries, over seven days. As the tour hits London, there’s already been talk of drunken antics and streaking on the official ‘777’ tour plane. Before you get too excited, though, it wasn’t Rhi-Rhi getting her kit off; it would seem that it was just a drunk and frustrated journo.
The album itself, Unapologetic, has been making just as many headlines as the lavish release tour. When Rihanna posted a handwritten tracklisting on Twitter, many an eyebrow was raised to see Chris Brown’s name on there, signifying that the tabloids’ favorite former couple would perform a duet. Many a second eyebrow was also raised, when they saw that the title of the duet was ‘Nobodies Business.’ English language aficionados and domestic abuse experts alike were up in arms at the news, though Rihanna remains both defiant and unapologetic over it.
As for the music, so far, we have had the track ‘Diamonds,’ to give a taster of what to expect on Unapologetic. ‘Diamonds’ has already spent four weeks in the chart, having peaked at number two, which bodes well for album number seven from Rihanna.
Continue reading: Out Now: US Album Releases, Rihanna, Kid Rock, Phillip Phillips
Rihanna’s UK tour dates for 2013 have been announced. The global pop superstar is about to release a new album, entitled Unapologetic and will embark on a UK tour in June, starting at the Cardiff Millenium Stadium and ending at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.
Unapologetic is released on November 19, 2012 and to celebrate its release, Rhi-Rhi is embarking on a special tour of seven countries in seven days. She’ll travel on a special plane for the shows, NME reports, and will be visiting Mexico City today (November 14, 2012), Toronto, Stockholm, Paris, Berlin, London and New York. She’s named the tour The 777 Tour and she’ll be accompanied by members of her fan club, as well as international press representatives.
This is the seventh full-length album release from Rihanna and will feature her number one single ‘Diamonds.’ Last week, she announced that she’ll also be releasing a £155 deluxe box-set of the album, which will feature a vinyl remix album, a fan poster, a t-shirt and a personal note written to her fans.
Continue reading: UK Tour Dates Announced By Rihanna - June 2013
The R&B star who was charged with felony assault spoke to DJ Big Boy on L.A. radio station Power 106 about the reported rekindling of their relationship, and instantly shot down the rumours by bluntly saying, "No. And that’s just quick, a quick answer.”
The pair are hitting the studio again to record the track 'Nobodies Business' from her upcoming album Unapologetic, with rumours rife across the web that this is but one more indication that the pair are getting back together. However after RiRi herself denied the rumours during her interview with Conan O'Brien on Thursday night (Nov 8), Breezy also jumped in and further dispelled the rumours.
Continue reading: Chris Brown Reiterates That He And Rihanna Are Not Together Again
Rihanna and Chris Browns' Nobodies Business, which appears on Rhi-Rhi's new studio album Unapologetic, has leaked online. News of the controversial collaboration was first announced after Rihanna uploaded an image of the track-listing for the album earlier this week.
The website HipHop-n-More.com is streaming snippets of the new record while 'Nobodies Business' has also turned up on YouTube. The up-tempo track sees the former couple sharing vocal duties. "Your love is perfection. Just point me in the right direction. I'm a give you all my affection. Whatever we touch becomes infectious," sings Rihanna. The lyrics will certainly leave some of the Bajan star's fans uneasy and on the chorus she sings, "I'm a be your girl. I wanna make you mine and it ain't nobodies business," which kind of speaks for itself. Brown - who was convicted of brutally assaulting Rihanna - sings, "Me and you, ain't nobody's business, no it ain't nobody's business",
The track follows on from their collaborative remixes Birthday Cake and Turn Up The Music, which were unveiled earlier this year. Rihanna's new album Unapologetic - also featuring collaborations with David Guetta, Eminem and Emeli Sande - is released on November 19, 2012.
Continue reading: Rihanna And Chris Brown's Nobodies Business Leaks Online (Lyrics)
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