Homophobic terminology alert! Chris Brown went off on some paparazzi in LA yesterday, accusing them of calling police to alert them of his illegally parked car. When he discovered a parking officer by his ride, TMZ reports that Brown turned to the cameramen, saying “Y’all n—as is weak. Did you all call them to try and film me? Y’all n—as is gay.” While Brown apparently was only fined a hug and an autograph, the photogs did get themselves a fresh new case of a celeb using the word “gay” negatively. So it’s not like they went home empty-handed.
This isn’t the first time Brown has done such a thing, tweeting that B2k’s Raz B was a “d— in da booty ass lil boy” during feud online late last year. So far Chris has yet to acknowledge the accusation, but he may eventually share the same apology he did then: “I love all of my fans, gay and straight. I have friends from all walks of life and I am committed, with God’s help, to continue becoming a better person.” Keep trying, Chris!
The blogosphere blew up over the weekend when it was discovered that Chris Brown was following Rihanna on Twitter and *gasp* she was following him right back! Oh my god! Mutual social networking between two consensual adults?! It doesn’t take a relationship expert to read between the lines and tell what this means: Chris and Rihanna are getting married immediately and are rushing right into making babies.
But for real, this connection didn’t sit well with many of Rihanna’s fans, who viewed any contact with her abusive ex as a sign of romantic reconciliation. We’re not so convinced of that, but we are fairly certain that some of Rihanna’s twitter followers are a little high strung and need to chill-the-f out. And RiRi pretty much said as much. “It’s f–kin twitter, not the altar! Calm down,” she responded to one angry tweeter.
Rihanna has gone to great lengths to move on from her 2009 assault at the hands of Brown, but her fans clearly still harbor some resentment. Do you think following each other on Twitter is a bad move, or NBD? Will a Facebook friendship be in their future? We don’t know, but we fear the firestorm that a social networking union would provoke.
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Warning: unfortunate word choices to come! Chris Brown and Joe Jonas just recorded a track with producer HitBoy (erm), who tweeted a photo of the trio with the message “just did a smash! Whoooo.” The “smash” (woof) could appear on Joe Jonas‘ solo album, which Joe told Details will be full of “electro indie pop rock.” Hey, someone has to fill the nasal void Justin Timberlake has left on the charts! Hopefully, Joe’s Futuresnuggle/Hugsounds will have songs about losing your purity ring, visiting sex shops, celebrity catfights, and dating your clones. And one song that’s tooootally about Taylor Swift.
A lot of people claim that the Chris Brown and Rihanna incident isn’t anyone’s business except their own. Whether or not you agree on that point, we can all agree on one thing: it is definitely none of Rosie O’Donnell‘s beeswax. Rosie On’Donnell defended Chris Brown on her Sirius show Rosie Radio this morning, arguing “I just don’t know why this kid seems to be held to a different standard than anyone else.” O’Donnell’s statement seems to imply that there is someone on the planet who could have pulled off Chris Brown’s GMA meltdown without the world giving him or her the extreme side-eye. Unless Rosie is just pointing out that the 6 billion non-famous people on Earth would have been straight-up arrested for shattering a window with a chair. In which case yeah, there is a double standard.
O’Donnell went so far as cast blame on GMA anchor Robin Roberts for asking Brown questions about his domestic abuse of Rihanna. “I felt mildly angry at Robin Roberts. I felt like writing her and going: ‘Can you take a look at this again and see if maybe you find — in any way — your responsibility in this?” Rosie said.Ã‚Â O’Donnell also likened Brown’s rage to the frustration she felt during her tumultuous stint on another day-time talk show: “Part of me wanted to take a chair and throw it through the window at The View after all that happened.” Somehow we think talking about hurling furniture while a panicky Barbara Walter screams in the background isn’t going to help anyone at this point.Ã‚Â Maybe save your comments for a more appropriate time, Rosie. Like, perhaps never.
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The Rude Boy singer is letting it all hang out, and, no, we aren’t referring to the 97% butt cheek visibility on Rihanna’s Rolling Stone cover. It turns out, Rihanna’s S&M fetish extendsÃ‚Â way beyond the confines of her songs. “I like to be spanked. Being tied up is fun. I like to keep it spontaneous,” the singer admits. “Sometimes whips and chains can be overly planned — you’ve got to stop and get the whip from the drawer downstairs. I’d rather have him use his hands.” The interview also explains why so many of Rihanna’s sexting photos have turned up on the web: “A picture lasts a long time. When you’re alone, and those horny moments come up, pictures can be very handy.” She admits, “I haven’t gotten a d— picture in a long time. I think people are a little afraid.” Now that’s TMI you can use. Get your camera phones on that, America!
Equally as scandalous as talk of boner shots, however, is hearing about Rihanna talk about the Chris Brown saga two years after the fact. Brown’s GMA meltdown aside, Rihanna doesn’t think his domestic abuse of her should be reason for people to boycott his music. “What he did to me was a personal thing. It had nothing to do with his career. Saying [he can't perform at awards show] definitely made it difficult for him,” Rihanna says, explaining why she agreed to relax her restraining order against him. “That’s my decision…it doesn’t mean we’re getting married tomorrow. It doesn’t mean we’re gonna be in a relationship, or make up, or even talk ever again. It just means I didn’t want to object to the judge.” Given how insanely hot Rihanna is right now, and how leery some people were about Chris Brown’s DWTS appearance, it seems like girl should keep following those instincts. Oh, and keep storing all those penis pics on an unsecured wireless network!
Despite Chris Brown’s chair-throwing meltdown after Good Morning America last week, the singer will indeed be appearing Dancing With The Stars tonight, though host Tom Bergeron doesn’t sound too happy about it. “I did tell the producers it may be to their advantage to not have me interview him,” Bergeron told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show yesterday, “because my natural tendency would be to say something. So, don’t put me in a position where you are asking me not to say something, because I really won’t do that.” Can’t ask a reality competition host not to keep it real!
Though most assume ABC is ignoring Brown’s violent behavior in order to exploit it for ratings, it looks like the network is aware of the potential backlash. The New York Post notes that the press release for tonight’s DWTS episode doesn’t mention Chris Brown until the tenth paragraph, following the dancer bios. With Good Morning America now denying plans to have Brown back on the show, it now sounds like they just want to honor his booking and just move on—if the world and Tom Bergeron will let them.
Though Chris Brown complained about the media’s “whack s—” the night after he allegedly smashed a window backstage following his Good Morning America interview, he sounded a little more contrite yesterday on BET’s 106 & Park. “First of all, I just wanna apologize to anybody who was startled in the office, anybody who was offended or really disappointed in my actions, because I was disappointed with the way I acted.” He continued:
A lot of people don’t know what went down, and obviously when I do shows or when I do interviews, we always send out a talking point sheet. As the interview proceeded, it was kinda thrown off. I was thrown off by it. I felt like they told us this just so they could get us on the show so they can exploit me. So I took it very, very hard and I really kinda kept my composure throughout the whole interview, although you can see me upset, I kept my composure, I did my performance. And when I got back, I just let off steam. I didn’t physically hurt anyone, I didn’t try to hurt anyone, I just wanted to release the anger that I had inside me because I felt that I worked so hard for this music and I felt like people kept just trying to take it away from me. So yes, I got very emotional, and I wanna apologize for acting like that.
Lucky that chair didn’t fly through the window and onto Times Square, isn’t he? ABC News denied that Chris gave them any “talking points,” reaffirming their stance that Brown approved their question about Rihanna‘s relaxed restraining order. Maybe someone should tell Chris that you don’t get to “release the anger” by wrecking dressing rooms and smashing windows, especially when you’re on probation for felony assault. Next time someone might actually file charges.
Chris Brown may have visited an art gallery and even shot some hoops between his backstage meltdown at Good Morning America and last night’s album premiere party at Webster Hall, but the Chris’ heated interview with Robin Roberts was still on his mind when he went on stage. “We’re gonna forget the media!” he shouted to cheers from the crowd. “I didn’t plan on performing when I came here, but f— it!” He later commented, “A lot of whack s—happened today,” and did a number with rapper Waka Flocka Flame, giving Chris another chance to show off his chest tattoos.
Despite Brown allegedly staring down a producer and almost throwing a chair through a window facing Times Square yesterday, Good Morning America apparently will not be pressing charges against the singer. In fact, GMA would like to have Chris Brown back on the show! “We extended the invitation to him,” said Roberts today, “and sure hope he takes us up on it because I’d sure love to have another chat with him.” Nice precedent, guys! Remind us to walk on the other side of the street, in case more celebrity guests decide to test the strength of ABC’s windows.
See video from Chris’ show after the jump.
Well, hello, Dr. Jekyll! Rather than hiding out after smashing a window in Times Square following his Good Morning America interview, Chris Brown simply put on another shirt, donned a pair of glasses and hit the streets of Manhattan with a girlfriend, visiting the restaurant Chin Chin and admiring art at the Opera Gallery. For some reason paparazzi were full of questions about his violent rampage, but the singer just smiled and signed CDs for fans. Maybe he heard E! Online’s claim that ABC doesn’t plan to file a complaint about his property destruction, and therefore Chris may not see jail time for violating probation. Besides, how could a fellow at the art gallery with glasses need more anger management classes? Pip pip!
See photos of young master Brown’s delightful day in the city below.
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When Chris Brown said he thought still apologizing for beating Rihanna made him “look like a damn fool,” he really wasn’t kidding. The singer reportedly went on a rampage after Robin Roberts brought up his charges on Good Morning America. While Chris was happy to discuss his new album, he didn’t feel much like discussing the removal of Rihanna’s restraining order, and when Roberts asked if he understood why his “enemies” (as in his album title F.A.M.E. meaning “Forgive All My Enemies”) had beef with him, he agitatedly complained that people wouldn’t stop talking about what happened two years ago.
Well, now we have something new to talk about. TMZ reports that Brown returned to the dressing room, screaming loud enough for staff to call security. He then (allegedly) broke a window (leaving shards on 43rd & Broadway), removed his shirt, stared down a producer and then left the building, despite having another performance scheduled. “I’m so over people bringing this past s— up!!!” Chris tweeted (and quickly deleted) after the interview. “Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there bulls—!” He later added, “All my fans!!! This album is for you and only you!!! I’m so tired of everyone else!! Honestly!! I love team breezy!!” Cultural hypocrisy aside, this violent episode could easily affect Brown’s probation—at the very least, it sounds like he needs a few more anger management classes.
See video of the interview after the jump.