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A new celebrity twitter battle is brewing and it involves r&b singers Chris Brown and Brian McKnight. It seems like Chris Brown is involved in some twitter drama every week, but this time it might be justified and here is why. While ranting about radio station lack of support for his music, Brian McKnight tweeted the follow:
“Since everyone’s so opinionated, I’m taking suggestions on what I should do next: I’m thinking, rent a lambo and beat the sh*t outta my girl,” he wrote, a clear reference to Brown’s 2009 assault of his then girlfriend, Rihanna.
Well Chris Brown got wind of McKnight’s shot and it didn’t go over well. Brown took to twitter and shot back, tweeting:
“I see how this works now … When peoples’ careers get to the ‘nobody cares’ stage, they use my name for publicity! I can’t keep helping these old n*****. It’s a miracle the way I’m bringing the dead alive!”
“I would’ve gladly wrote you something that would make u look less irrelevant! If you need help, just ask!”
LMFAO! I can’t help it, that had to be the best comeback ever. McKnight have been seeking attention lately and even with his provocative ”P*ssy” songs people still aren’t paying him dust. I guess taking on Brown is his final desperate attempt to get some mention and it worked, but still won’t save his career. So who do you think was wrong here?
Like the rest of the world, Rihanna has grown tired of the media constantly bringing up her ex Chris Brown in every interview. In a recent interview with Esquire UK, Rihanna loses her cool when the interview became entirely about Chris Brown. The pop singer was quoted as saying “I’m not here to [talk] about messy sh*t.” The interview only went downhill from there. Take a read of an excerpt of the rather awkward interview below.
Esquire: What has been the Twitter response to the Chris Brown remixes?
Rihanna: Some love it, some hate it, some love it but hate that we did it. But the response in the end has been incredible.
Esquire: Was that [the recording session] the first time you’d seen him in a while?
Rihanna: When would we have seen each other? We’ve both been working and touring. [changes the subject]. This is really good food
Esquire: It proved quite a controversial thing.
Rihanna: Well…definitely. Definitely. It caught me a little off-guard to be honest…especially the amount of…negative attention. Because it never occurred to me how this was a problem, you know. It really didn’t.
Esquire: Because enough time had passed that it was OK?
Rihanna: I thought people were gonna be surprised that we finally did a record together, but I didn’t see how people could think it was a bad thing, you know? In my mind, it was just music.
Esquire: Some people felt it sent the wrong message.
Rihanna: [Angrily] What was that? What message would that be?
Esquire: You’d gone back to someone who put you in the hospital.
Rihanna: [Getting angry] Oh really? Did I?
Esquire: Well… yes.
Rihanna: Did I? Did I? Did I?
Esquire: You went and recorded with him, yes.
Rihanna: Okay. In a completely professional environment. And on a complete professional note. I mean, if I went back to him [as a girlfriend], then that’s a whole different discussion. And if I ever do, then that’s something that y’all have to talk to me about when – if – that ever happens. Until then, look at it for what it is. I think a lot of people jumped to an assumption that was incorrect and they ended up looking stupid.
Esquire: The assumption you were dating again?
Rihanna: Because of a song. How stupid. If I was together with every collaborator I worked with… F**k my life.
Esquire: Still, the lyrics didn’t do much to dispel that impression. His opening line is “Girl I want to F**k you right now/been a long time/I’ve been missing your body”. You reply: “Remember how you did it/If you still want to kiss it/Then come and get it”.
Rihanna: That was the tone before he was even on the record. You think it was going to be about hopscotch or jump rope?
Esquire: So neither of you for a minute thought “This is going to put the cat among the pigeons”?
Rihanna: I could never see anything wrong with making music.
Esquire: Maybe the thing is that as an artist your personal and private life are intertwined, and you’ve already played on this. The first song you put out after the beating incident was “Love the Way You Lie”, about domestic violence.
Rihanna: Absolutely. But LTWYL was me as an artist working with Eminem as an artist, telling our stories individually. On a track together. I’m lost. I’m confused as to what you’re trying to get at.
Esquire: That it’s hard to separate the person who’s been the victim of domestic violence and the pop star singing about domestic violence.
Rihanna: I know. And that’s how f****d up society is. There’s a lot of S**t y’all can’t get over. Y’all holding your breath on a lot of stuff that doesn’t matter. When you realize who you live for, and who’s important to please, a lot of people will actually start living. I am never going to get caught up in that. I’m gonna look back on my life and say that I enjoyed it – and I lived it for me- and God. This is turning into a tacky interview. What do you really want to talk about? I’m not here to [talk] about messy S**t.
Esquire: It’s just what’s been making the headlines recently.
Rihanna: OK! So do you want to talk about everything on Google? Or do you want to talk about stuff that my fans want to know? Let’s get to the real stuff. The stuff that’s important.
Esquire: What do your fans want to know?
Rihanna: You tell me, as a journalist. You’re asking the questions and I give you the answers. I can’t give the questions too.
Esquire: I’m sorry it’s upset you.
Rihanna: It hasn’t upset me. It upsets me that you keep asking the same kind of questions about stuff that’s trivial. What’s there to talk about? Are all your questions like that? Let’s move onto the next one.
Esquire: It’s just that you haven’t given an interview for a while. A lot has happened.
Rihanna: You think I haven’t given an interview for a while? I did four this morning.
Esquire: Did they go any better than this?
Rihanna: We’ll see [when they come out] tomorrow.
The full interview will be available in Esquire Magazine UK, July 2012 issue which the singer also covers. So who do you think was wrong here? Rihanna or Esquire?
Chris Brown released his brand new video, directed by himself for ‘Till I Die’ featuring Big Sean and Wiz Khalifa. ”Till I Die” was written and produced by Danja and serves as the third single for Brown’s upcoming fifth studio album, ‘Fortune’ . The video features cameo appearances by Jamie Kennedy, Snoop Dogg, Method Man and Redman and was inspired by the Beastie Boys‘ classic “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!) Brown dedicated it to Beastie Boys’ member Adam Yauch, who passed away from cancer in early May 2012. Watch the video below.
‘Fortune’ drops July 3rd 2012. What do you think of the video?
Allegations has surfaced that Chris Brown paid for his Grammy Award.
Did Chris Brown buy his Grammy award? Sure looks like it after it was discovered the R&B singer has direct ties to Ken Ehrlich, the producer behind the Grammys. The producer defended Brown’s involvement in the ceremony on CBS This Morning after the whole incident was made public.
However, an insider says that there’s more to this story than a small endorsement on Ehrlich’s behalf. A source close to Brown has forwarded e-mails that were exchanged between Brown and Ehrlich to Neil Portnow, who is the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
These e-mails in question that have been passing back and forth between the R&B star and the Grammy head were said to be riddled with bribery. The e-mails “practically begged” to secure the golden award for Brown in lieu of Brown giving, “a substantial amount of money.” The amount of money wasn’t disclosed by this insider who’s close to Chris Brown’s camp, but it was said that “Ehrlich was subsequently terminated, after many years of being involved with deliberating which of the past decades’ talents were worthy.”
The firing of Ehrlich is a little more than coincidental given the nature of his firing was said to be over “indiscretion and violation of the Academy’s ethics and integrity in rewarding talent.” Neil Portnow, the President of The National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences released a statement following the firing stating, “With almost ten years of being President for The Academy, I would have never predicted that this would happen. My lack of blessing for Chris’ nomination was known, but as I’ve always respected by colleagues’ insights, I mustered all I could not to fight it so much. I have worked alongside Ken for years now, and I am heavily disappointed, and will have to raise the conduct around this board. will see to it that nothing of this caliber of humiliation will happen again.”
Chris Brown’s PR team is now adamantly denying this story ever happened, saying every detail related to the firing and the bribe is “bogus.” Source
Do you believed that Chris Brown and his team bought the Grammy? or Do you think this is just another shot from the media?