News: Yung Joc Looks Past Chris Brown Controversy, "Why Are We Still Ridiculing This Man?"
Thursday, Aug 13, 2009 4:20PM
Yung Joc has gone against the grain and decided to link with Chris Brown for their collaboration record, "Choose Me."
Released as a song from his new free mixtape Grind Flu, Joc expressed his opinion on the controversy surrounding Brown since his publicized dispute with Rihanna last February.
"I think the record is a great record," Joc said in an interview. "Why are we still ridiculing this man? He had a problem with his girl. I'm not condoning abuse. But they both got into it and they both got over it. Why can't the world?" (MTV)
The Game previously linked with Brown for a Michael Jackson tribute song called "Better On The Other Side."
"They were really edgy about getting on it," Game explained in an interview earlier this summer. "I think [his managers] wanted Chris Brown's first look to be kind of strategically thought out, and I came so fast with the Michael Jackson tribute -- but we talked it over, and at the end of the day, they thought it was a good idea, so we went ahead and did it...He's like a little brother to me. I talk to him all the time, and I give him my support. You know, I'm no stranger to trials and tribulations in life, and the court system." (CNN)
Flo Rida decided to remove a collaboration track with Breezy from his R.O.O.T.S. album due to the singer's publicized issues with Rihanna.
"I recorded a great song with Chris," Flo Rida said in an interview last winter. "But I won't be releasing it now because of what's going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next number one." (Hollyscoop)
Sean Kingston, who has toured with Brown in the past, recently shared his thoughts on the singer.
"At the end of the day, he's human," the singer said in an interview. "People make mistakes. Let it go...I don't [believe] in somebody beating a woman, but we don't know what happened in that car. All I'm gonna say is let the man be him...He's a great person. He's cool...He sent the apology out. I could tell it came from his heart, so they should give him another chance." (Rap-Up)
Check out Yung Joc & Chris Brown's "Choose Me" collaboration below: