If you’ve followed entertainment news for the past year or so, you’re familiar with controversy that has befallen the young singer, following is brutal post-2009 Grammys beating of then girlfriend and pop-star Rihanna. And, if you’re like me, you’ve grown sick of seeing his name, especially when it has been attached to half-baked apologies and poorly executed media appearances and interviews. But the young performer has seemingly put most of that behind him.
After releasing his third album, Graffiti, in December of last year and starring in this past weekend’s number one box-office hit, Takers, Brown is more focused on presenting his audience with artistic output than updates on his personal life. On Monday, Brown took to Twitter and said:
“#1 single in the country and the #1 movie in the country. life has turned around for me.i couldnt be more happier. thanks to the fans”
Aside from the false claim of having a number one single when his latest song “Deuces” featuring Tyga and Kevin McCall is actually #2 on the Billboard Hip-Hop and R&B charts, his statement greatly concerns me. He’s asserting that because of his professional success his life has somehow “turned round.”
Nearly a year and a half after he sent Rihanna to the hospital with bruises covering her face, he has yet to express any genuine remorse or desire to heal the wounds that were born of and caused this situation. There was never any talk of therapy or anger management classes, things that would help Brown cope with the history of abuse visited upon his mother at the hands of his stepfather. Rather, Brown spent time making “apology” videos, appearing at parties, speaking with Larry King, and presumably working on his album. Instead of taking time to work on himself he worked on his career.
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