News: "The Last Two Years, Everybody Dissed Me"
Monday, Mar 7, 2011 11:50AM
R&B singer Chris Brown recently talked about his reemergence into the music spotlight and the personal struggles he encountered throughout the past 24 months.
According to Chris Breezy, producer Pharrell Williams and rapper Pitbull stuck by his side when the industry turned its back on him.
Chris Brown's road to redemption after beating ex-girlfriend Rihanna has been lonely. The singer comes clean about being blackballed by fans and industry peers in an interview with Page Six Magazine, out Thursday. "A handful of people stuck by me," Brown said, including fellow artists Pitbull and Pharrell Williams of N.E.R.D. "But when [most] people see certain things happen to somebody, they usually turn away. They don't want to get involved with it because they don't want their name attached to anything negative." Brown, who explained his new album, "F.A.M.E.," stands for 'Forgiving All My Enemies,' is starting to feel welcome again. "They wanna get on the record. They wanna let me back in the door. The last two years, everybody dissed me. But my fans were so dedicated. The way I look at it is, you can't walk around mad, because then you just prove everybody right that you're an angry person." (New York Post)
Following Brown's infamous domestic dispute with ex-girlfriend Rihanna in February 2009, R&B singer Ne-Yo spoke in his defense.
"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)
Earlier that same week, Brown released an apology video to his fans and RiRi about what went down.
"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)
Over the weekend, Brown made headlines after a leaked nude photo hit the Internet.
Chris Brown leaked photos are nothing new. But in this case, the Chris Brown leaked photos are in a far different context. Once again, a celebrity has taken a nude picture of himself and wrongfully thought that it would stay private. In this case, an ex-girlfriend found the image and posted it on the Internet. It was posted as part of a video, hosted by World Star Uncut. The photos are recent since they show him with his new dyed blonde hair. He is posing naked in the bathroom, likely as part of a "sexting" session. However, one of his ex-girlfriends took the image and exposed him to the online world. (Associated Content)
Check out Chris Brown's public apology down below: