Chris Brown announced via Twitter a couple of hours ago that he is quitting music. He is pissed that he is being stigmatized as someone who hits women and would like to be famous for his music instead of his past “mistakes.” Look, whether or not someone should be labelled a criminal for their entire life because of a single discretion is a worthy debate to have. However, Chris Brown in particular has consistently been an asshole since the incident and showed so little remorse for what he did that it’s hard to have any empathy for him. I am sure Rihanna loves being remembered as a victim or the “crazy girl” who went back to her abuser. Sigh.
There are plenty of people in my life who have done nefarious, even reprehensible things, that I can forgive because I can see that they have taken the necessary steps to change and feel genuine empathy towards those they have harmed. Chris Brown, nevertheless, is not one of those people. He’s only committed more crimes since the incident, not to mention he did not complete his community service but instead forged documents that said he did.
So here’s a highlights (there’s so many to choose from) list of all the bad shit Chris Brown has done since the Rihanna incident.
Chris Brown violently beats Rihanna. Feb 19, 2009
“According to the report, Brown continued to punch Rihanna, bit her on her ear, her fingers and put her in a headlock — she almost lost consciousness.”
Chris Brown throws a chair through the window of Good Morning America. March 22, 2011
According to Media Outrage, “Brown freaked out, storming into his dressing room and screaming so loud, the people in hair and makeup became alarmed and called security. We’re told Brown was out of control, and one source present tells us he smashed a window in his dressing room, and the glass shattered and some shards fell onto 43rd and Broadway. ABC securitytells TMZ … the window was shattered with a chair. We’re told by the time security rushed the area, Brown had ripped off his shirt and left the building, blowing off another performance he was supposed to do for the ABC website.”
Chris Brown got into a fight with Frank Ocean. January 28, 2012
TMZ reports, “Chris was at Westlake Studio in the L.A. area listening to one of the artists he represents. The sources say as Chris went to leave, Frank Ocean and his crew blocked Chris from leaving. The sources say Frank said, ‘This is my studio, this is my parking spot.’”
He tweeted this after winning a Grammy. February, 2012
The ongoing fights and beef with Drake. June 15, 2012
TMZ: “Chris had been hanging out at his own VIP table with a posse of 16 other guys … one of whom was a man with dreadlocks who was throwing gang signs and screaming at Drake’s table. Witnesses say this man was the primary instigator in the brawl that would follow. :
Chris Brown lied about his community service completion. Feb 6, 2013
TMZ reports, “Bryan T. Norwood, the Chief of Police in Richmond, VA., wrote a letter to the judge on September 14, claiming Brown successfully completed 202 days of community service — he was only required to perform 180. According to legal docs obtained by TMZ … the Richmond P.D. admits they only supervised Brown on 9 or 10 occasions and on all other dates he was not supervised by anyone. And get this … the detective who had been assigned to oversee Brown’s community service was told she did not have to continue monitoring at the Children’s Center. “’
He threatened a valet over a $10 service charge. March 7, 2013
Chris Brown was accused of assaulting a girl at a nightclub. June 24, 2013
Chris Brown was charged with a hit-and-run. June 25, 2013