Chris Brown Twitter

Yesterday’s post shared some astonishingly sympathetic Chris Brown related tweets. Most were from young women, or persons pretending to be young women. On the internet you can never tell. The tweeters were worked up over Brown. So much so that some questioned what Rhianna was complaining about. Many were volunteering for punching bag duty. Most people were surprised, if only because they figured that was more Craigslist type subject matter.

Perhaps it’s something about Brown and Twitter that brings it out, even in Brown himself. Brown has had a history of Twitter related zaniness. In fact that’s why his feed only contains 26 tweets. He deleted most of the stuff. The highlights live on over the Internet. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and indulge in a little Saturday after noon nostalgia as we review Chris’s tweets perhaps as a record of a young man who’s grown up from a fresh faced singer and dancer poised to be another Michael Jackson into a tabloid menace before our very eyes.

The most recent was that “Hate all you want cause I got a Grammy post“. It was actually more like

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)

But yet we glorify and imitate everything they do. Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and

Learnt 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**K OFF.

Well you got to give him credit because personal growth is a long hard journey. Sometimes it takes even longer than 2 years and doesn’t pay off in a Grammy won. However he’s not being given the Grammy for personal growth but because he’s genuinely talented. It would be good if the music industry could keep that straight because their shenanigans are another thing that can set Chris off. For instance when Chris couldn’t find a copy of his recent Graffiti CD during a trip to Walmart he went ballistic. Then he went on Twitter, complaining about some kind of retail conspiracy.

“im tired of this s–t. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f–k do i gotta do.”

Apparently Chris wasn’t blacklisted. Maybe he’d been sold out. Persecution can play with our perceptions like that. However Chris stuck to his guns – “yeah i said it and i aint retracting s–t. im not biting my tongue about s else…” before musing, “the industry can kiss my a–.”

He did eventually make some kind of retraction on that and temporarily quit Twitter.

Now Chris don’t just post shit on Twit, he also follows what others are saying. Sometimes that stuff can get kind of personal. Like when B2K’s Raz-B made a comment about Brown relative to the respect issue – “Im just sittin here Thinking how can n****s like @ebenet & @ChrisBrown disrespect women as intelligent as @HalleBerry11 @Rihanna.” When Chris got wind of that he freaked out and responded –

@razb2k n***a you want attention! Grow up n***a!!! D**k in da booty a** lil boy

Tell me this @razb2k!! Why when the money was coming in u won’t complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!

I ain’t deleting my tweet either!! I was minding my damn business and Peter pan decides to pop off!!! # whatalame

I’m not mad though!!!! I’m just not silent nor am i one of these scary R&B cats!!

I’m not homophobic! He’s just disrespectful!!!

Those tweets once gain got deleted in spite of Brown’s vow that he wouldn’t.

Some times Chris can even get himself in trouble with nothing more than a kind word. Like the time he complimented a fellow artist that he admired. Chris posted of Frank Ocean – “I f— with Frank Ocean! Reminds me of a young James Fauntleroy or Kevin Cossum.” Now Frank didn’t appreciate the compliment, maybe because Chris was radioactive publicity wise and any praise from him might cause your albums sales to drop (or even the reverse if yesterday’s sample of twitter postings are any indication). So Ocean responded with a leave me out of it tweet to the effect of “[I] f—s wit chris brown, reminds me of a young sisqo or ike turner.” & then “i just dont like underhanded comments. thats all im saying.”

Chris felt that Ocean had misinterpreted his well meaning comments. So he hit the roof. Brown posted

it was a compliment you bitch ass n—a. Everybody claim to be the devil till they meet him.

F–k odd future! Make sure y’all smalltime n—-s stick yo chess out when u speak to me,

Ain’t no battery in my back! U just getting on a– n—-s! Don’t let them pills go to yo head!

I was tryna help yo sales n—a. You f—-n clown! You and would be casted great for planet of the apes!”

The world is crazy. These n—as talk s–t, worship the devil and start s–t wit me and I’m the bad guy? F–king hilarious

Y’all wanna know why I’m always in some shit? Becuz people continuously f–k wit you.

Then there was the November 2011 Twit fit. The negativity had been getting to Chris – like it will – and Chris took to the tweet to complain, saying the following –

“Don’t say s— to anybody and everyone feels its cool to attack me. GROWN ADULTS!!!! That s— happened three years ago. TWITTER GETS WACK REAL FAST! I LOVE ALL THE POEPLE WHO SUPPORT MY MUSIC! i never said i was a LEGEND. people please grow up. Ive never dealt with so much negativity in my life! its to the point now that its just ridiculous! IM NOT A POLITICIAN! MY MUSIC DOESNT PROMOTE VIOLENCE nor will it ever! only thing it will increase is the pregnacy rate!”

So now you know who to blame for those declining birth rates! He then went onto to imply that part of the reason people were bashing on him was cause they wanted to make it with Rhianna. Chris felt the need to point out that such thinking is a little unrealistic – “I know a lot of you wack a-s (OLD) celebrities probably wanna f— my ex, but talking s— on me wont get you far! and to be REALLY HONEST, ya’ll wonder why n-a spazzes all the time?” After that the majority of Chris’s tweets got deleted.

So what are we to take away from this? For one Chris is feeling lower than Richard Nixon these days – well up until that recent Grammy win. For another it might be a good idea for Chris to give Twitter a rest, except for the down to earth or promotional tweets. Many celebrities have gotten themselves into shit through the twitter medium, and so much so that you have to ask why any celeb still has an account. Growing up can be a challenging process and Chris has had to do it in front of a hostile audience. Not that he hasn’t made bad mistakes. However if he can learn to deal with the constant and continual razzing then he might manage to get his temper under control. Or he could just mellow out by smoking some weed – that’s what I might do.

Finally it’s important to remember that celebrities live under a microscope these days. That means that they’re subject to scrutiny that say Glenn Campbell, for instance, wasn’t back in the day when he had his volatile relationship with Tanya Tucker (Though it should also be pointed out that Campbell’s career did take a down turn after his Tucker hook up). So how celebrities are perceived can be affected when an indent is projected out on to the public in hi definition. The event creates a new context in which presents and future info about the celeb can be fit. Not that I’m saying Chris Brown’s behavior has been blown out of proportion. It’s just that if entertainers are held to a Sunday School Teacher standard that even professional politicians can’t manage then we could find ourselves frequently disappointed with them. We might even start running out of celebrities, and then what would we have to talk about?

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