News: Ne-Yo Refuses To Ink Chris Brown Diss Song, "I'm Not Gonna Bash Him For That"
Thursday, Jul 23, 2009 8:48AM
R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo recently revealed his contribution towards Rihanna's forthcoming R-Rated album and promised he would not take part in any anti-Chris Brown record.
In addition to Rihanna, Ne-Yo also spoke on his relationship with Brown.
"I've done some stuff for Rihanna's [project]," he said in an interview. "I didn't really want to go there too much, because I know that's what everybody is expecting. I don't think there is a person alive that doesn't know what happened and what it was. I don't feel like it needs to be glorified. I don't think that needs to be a song that's sung or written. It's sad that it took that happening to get the attention it deserves. Women get beat up all the time, and nobody says anything about it or chooses to do anything about it. But now that it happened to a celebrity, [it's], 'Let's talk about it on Oprah Winfrey.' ..Chris Brown is a friend of mine, and I don't view him as a bad guy for what happened...It was an absolute mistake, and he has some lessons to learn and some maturing to do. But I'm not gonna bash him for that. I'm not gonna turn my back on a person I call my friend because he made a mistake. [So] I can't write the Chris Brown bash song and then turn around and look myself in the mirror." (MTV)
Brown released a two-minute apology video earlier this week.
"Hi, I'm Chris Brown," he says in the video. "Since February, my attorney has advised me not to speak out even though ever since the incident, I wanted to publicly express my deepest regret and accept full responsibility...I take great pride in being able to exercise self-control and what I did was inexcusable. I'm very sad and very ashamed about what I've done. My mother and my spiritual teachers have taught me way better than that. I have told Rihanna countless times and I'm telling you today that I'm truly truly sorry that I wasn't able to handle the situation better...I've spent a lot time soul searching, and I'm trying to understand what happened and why. No one is more disappointed in me than I am...What I did is unacceptable, 100 percent. I can only ask and pray that you forgive me, please. I hope that others learn from my mistake. I intend to live my life so I am truly worthy of the term role model. Thank you." (Chris Brown TV)
Chris Breezy recently switched his style up and dropped an "I'm Illy" rap freestyle.
"I'm in the clouds homie/No gas mask/Paper stack higher than giraffe's a**," Brown raps. "Red lightning on my head/I'm looking on the bright side/Listen to my music, yes, I highly recommend it/But if you ain't messin' with it, why the h*ll are you commentin'/And I'm really loving rapping now/Know I had to get it in/Listening to rappers and some of 'em sounding feminine/Any stage or any show, I been there did it too/These young n*ggas here now/My little sister Teyana Taylor and yeah I'm Chris Brown/And ain't no goons with me, go on act silly/Don't forget boy sucka I'm illy." ("I'm Illy" Freestyle)
New York-based rapper Maino recently spoke on how Brown will likely bounce back from the negative attention he has received as of lately.
"My predictions are coming true, if you didn't know earlier in the year I predicted that Chris Browns and Rihanna's relationship would not make it to September and earlier this week, he got 5 year probation for the events that caused them to break up," he wrote via a blog posting. "I just want to say that he'll be all right, I don't see him getting into anymore trouble to violate the 5 years probation. [What] happens is they give your a** those 5 years and hope you mess up so they can give you state time. But, like i said earlier he will be all right I have friends that got 20 times worse, so that ain't nothing major. It's just a good feeling to see a lot of my predictions come true, knowing that I got a crystal ball lying aroundin my home and I can see everyone's future." (Global Grind)
Check out Ne-Yo's interview below: