News: Chris Brown Makes In-Store "Graffiti" Search, "Just Was At Wal-Mart & They Didn't Even Have My Album In The Back"
Sunday, Dec 13, 2009 9:00AM
Chris Brown has continued to show his frustration with major retailers reportedly not carrying his new album, Graffiti, by making in-store stops to check on the CD's availability.
Writing via his Twitter page, Brown explained what he found in stores throughout the East.
"JUST WAS AT WALMART IN wallingford CT,844 north colony.. the didnt even have my album in the back... not on shelves, saw for myself," he wrote Saturday (December 12) night. "we talked to the managers and the didnt even know anything. wow!!! but they had alicia keys album ready for release for this tuesday comin. the manager told me that when there are new releases its mandatory to put em on the shelves.. BUT NO SIGN OF #GRAFFITI. BS no disprespect to alicia at all.. just givin an example to whos album is loaded and ready to go next week." (Chris Brown's Twitter)
Prior to that Tweet, the singer said he was being targeted by retailers.
"im tired of this sh*t. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f*ck do i gotta do...," he wrote Friday (December 11). "WTF... yeah i said it and i aint retracting sh*t im not biting my tongue about sh*t else... the industry can kiss my a** thx again to my real fans. u dont go unnoticed .love yall." (Chris Brown's Twitter)
According to Brown, fans have showed their support for the album.
"My fans [have] given me a great response on the album," Brown said in an interview. "They actually said they love it. They tell me what songs they love. Like 99 percent of the comments are all positive about the album. I didn't get the way they looked at my album. I just felt like there was a little bit of hate because of the situation and not because of the music. But we're gonna keep it moving." (MTV)
Reviews of the album compared his project to Rihanna's Rated R.
If by some accident of fate, or maybe record-company cynicism, the new Chris Brown album has arrived at the same moment as his ex's. The results tempt a reviewer to talk in terms of moral victories, but the real triumph here is artistic. Chris Brown has made a bland, occasionally obnoxious, pro forma R&B album. Rihanna has transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year. (Rolling Stone)
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