Brown's Mother Apologises For Jackson Comment

CHRIS BROWN's manager mother has issued a public apology to outraged fans of his musical hero MICHAEL JACKSON, for tweeting an insensitive comment about the King of Pop's death.
Brown has often credited Jackson as an influence, and suffered a breakdown while performing his hit Man in the Mirror at the BET Awards in June (10).
But the singer's mum Joyce Hawkins sparked a storm of criticism on Wednesday (08Sep10), when she logged on to Twitter.com, and wrote, "Michael Jackson died so that Chris Brown could live!!!"
The comment has since been taken down, but not before Hawkins was inundated with a flurry of angry online messages.
The outrage prompted Hawkins to release a statement to USA Today on Thursday (09Sep10) to clarify her message: "I'm so sorry that the tweet I sent yesterday was misunderstood. What I meant to say is that Chris has always been inspired by Michael Jackson's music and his career."
She later logged on to Twitter, issuing an apology to her followers: "I'm sorry I offended anyone. The statement meant Chris would carry on Michaels (sic) legacy."


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MS. OR MRS. HAWKINS THERE IS NO WAY THAT YOUR SON COULD EVER CARRY ON MICHAEL JACKSONS'LEGACY. "NOOOOO,WAY"!
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We all make mistakes...
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EXACTLY. there IS NO WAY!! how can they be even compared??? its RIDICULOUS!! shes totally out of her mind!! what was chris brown doing when he was 5-6-7...yrs old? doing what mike was doing? I DONT THINK SO!! what i think the mother meant was that mike died so that chris could live. meaning that mike sacrificed all his life TO DEATH for the biz and to inspire talent to others so IN THAT WAY others LIVE their DREAM of being famous artists, ALL BECAUSE of mike sacrificing TO DEATH and dedicating giving his ALL. AT LEAST I WANNA THINK THAT SHE MEANT THAT. if not, she should go to HELL.
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God made this universe with brilliant stars that shine; some brighter than others and yet the brightest star in time; do die an yet another is born...not so much to take it's place but to fill a void that only time and God can heal. That's just how Great God is. That's the way it has been in the past, present and future. No one took Mozart's place or James Brown...but in time all shall pass and another beautiful bright star will appear. I do believe that's the deep direction that Mrs. Brown tried to state; but on Twitter you only have 2 1/2 lines in which to complete your thought!
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she meant well, she just misworded the message. chris Brown did do very well, performance of Jackson and i was elated. when I watched what about u did u like it TMZ or you still stuck on his fight with Riahnna? he payed the price in court. she is now on the number one spot with emineem, who is touring with Jay-z. you can't stop them. TMZ u are always so negative. Why?
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WHY THE HELL DO PEOPLE THINK THEY MUST "HELP TO CONTINUE MICHAEL'S LEGACY"? First Jason Derulo, then Ne-Yo, now Chris Brown's mother!! Who will be the next to say that DUMB s*it? NOBODY says that in regards to the Beatles or Elvis. Why do they think a man who had 13 #1 singles, won 13 GRAMMYS (PLUS 2 more including the GRAMMY Legend & Lifetime Achievement Award) and OVER 347 AWARDS in total, the highest globally selling album in history (THRILLER), 4 more of the world's top selling albums ever (OFF THE WALL, BAD, DANGEROUS, HIStory), etc. needs their "help"?? Chris Brown is not that good of a singer. People only like him for his dancing ability. He is not genius or innovative. Even though I appreciate Chris showing respect and paying homage to Michael BEFORE his death, MJ's legacy doesn't need his help. Many people are only now figuring out how LOVED Michael was worldwide and want to attach their names to him now.
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@oceanmate: Well said...I thought Chris did an excellent job! At least Michael is still being honored, a year later. I'm sure everyone was looking forward to a real, heartfelt tribute, & Chris delivered!
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The following you are about to look your eyes upon are the sayings of a Bodhisattva. Memorized and written down by a disciple Bikkhu. The reader or readers are being saluted with hands flat togheter and up with "Namaste","Mmmm, this reaks of an Illuminatie puppet slave thing. Mmmm, let me scratch by beardy chin for this.I wonder. Did she appologized for her son beating up Rhyanna? on Twitter? That whole thing also reaks like two artists who have sacraficed their souls. Ending up with dangerous behaviour untill it kills them. The Illuminati do practice witchcraft and sacrafice. It is very much said that the dead of one celeb is the sacrifice so the other can take his or her place. Mmmm, I wonder why the mother posted that about Michael on Twitter. Why didn't she mentioned the Ryhanna beating was also a sacrifice?It is all over the internet that Mj was a Illuminatie puppet and that his death was a conspiracy. Whell there you have it. If Murray doesn't get convicted then it must the Iluminati who is doing all this. Or not? "It is close to midnight. And something evil is lurking under the door. Under the moonlight................" Are yoo scared yet? The plot tickens more and more.Scratch, scratch.....Ohm shanti."
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I agree with 17linda2 and Milenak except the part (go to hell) She should never compare her son to Michael Jackson he was specially unique their will NEVER, NEVER be any body like him. God has made us individually (designed) unique and we should not compare our self to others.
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I wont forgive her....... i am one of the outraged fans. That was a ridiculous thing of her to post. Stupid. She read over what she wrote and kept it she doesnt care. I doubt it. Chris will never be as big as Michael. R.I.P. Sweetie Bear
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