News: Chris Brown Lashes Back At Critics, "Hate All You Want Because I Got A Grammy Now! That's The Ultimate F*ck Off!"
Thursday, Feb 16, 2012 9:20AM
R&B singer Chris Brown is still facing the backlash of his 2009 domestic dispute with ex-girlfriend Rihanna three years later and has responded to critics this week.
Resorting to Twitter, Breezy decided to boast about his "Best R&B Album" Grammy award and use it as an arguing point.
"strange how we pick and choose who to hate!Let me ask u this. Our society is full of rappers(which I listen to)who have sold drugs(poisoning)," he tweeted this week.
"But yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do. Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and"
"Learn from it, but still has to deal with day to day hatred! You guys who to hate!!! But guess what???"
"HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That's the ultimate F*CK OFF!"
"Guess its time to release the video SONN!!!!! Lol"
"IM BACK SO WATCH MY BaCK as I walk away from all this negativity #teambreezygrammy" (Chris Brown's Twitter)
Brown's performance and appearance at this year's Grammy Awards drew mixed reactions.
New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones called Brown's return "one of the Grammys' weirdest choices ever," and cited R&B singer Drake as the more deserving star in the genre to celebrate. In an op-ed, Valerie Strauss for The Washington Post said that while people deserve second chances, "That doesn't mean they deserve a chance to strut around the Grammy stage a few years after being convicted of felony assault." Jeffrey Goldberg for The Atlantic tweeted: "I don't look for the Grammys for moral clarity, but, really? Do the words 'felony assault' mean anything at all?" Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich defended the show's backing of Brown on "CBS This Morning" on Monday. He said that he was "kind of rooting" for Brown. "I just believe people deserve a second chance," said Ehrlich. "The year he had this year, really brought him back into the public. He really deserved a second chance." (Music MSN)
Singer Miranda Lambert questioned Breezy's presence at the televised show.
"How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange," Miranda Lambert said Monday on Twitter, discussing performances at the Sunday awards show. "And Chris Brown twice? I don't get it. He beat on a girl... Not cool that we act like that didn't happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys." (Los Angeles Times)
Despite their past domestic dispute, both Brown and Rihanna performed at last weekend's event.
Chris Brown's career rehabilitation from his arrest for the beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna just before the 2009 Grammys took another step forward with a Grammy win and a performance Sunday. "We got one!" the 22-year-old Brown said during a short acceptance speech after winning a Grammy for best R&B album. Rihanna was given her turn to perform during the same hour, collaborating with Cold Play on stage. (CNN)