Chris Brown’s appearance at the 2012 Grammy Awards in two separate performances — as well as at the podium accepting the Grammy for Best R&B Album — has many people questioning why the Recording Academy is rewarding a man who violently assaulted a woman, as well as inviting him to perform on the show. But Brown has a simple message for all his critics: “HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F**K OFF!” Brown tweeted on Tuesday.
Brown’s tweet was quickly deleted, as well as a series of previous tweets reportedly saying the following:
“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 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 love to hate!!! But guess what???”
But did Brown write these messages himself? “Brown didn’t Tweet that, someone does his postings to Twitter and when he saw that he ordered it taken down immediately,” a source told Radar Online. That would be easier to believe if posting profanity-ridden rants and then swiftly deleting them wasn’t typical behavior for @chrisbrown. So if Chris is truly interested in the public understanding his side and sympathizing with him, telling his detractors to “F**CK OFF!” while boasting about his Grammy win really isn’t the best way to go about that.
It’s been three years since Brown aggressively beat Rihanna during a fight the two had after attending Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party in Beverly Hills. Though we can’t blame the “Look At Me Now” artist from accepting the invitation to perform on the show — it’s his right to promote his music and continue to develop his career — should the Recording Academy have even asked?
There is currently a petition making the rounds, demanding an apology from the Recording Academy for not only inviting Brown to perform, but for equating The Grammy Awards as a domestic abuse victim.
“I think people deserve a second chance, you know,” said Grammy Executive Producer Ken Ehrlich, explaining why Brown was invited on the show. ”If you’ll note, he has not been on the Grammys for the past few years and it may have taken us a while to kind of get over the fact that we were the victim of what happened.”
He continues: “What (Brown has) done to reclaim his career and seemingly the kind of person that he has become makes him — I don’t even want to use the word eligible — but you know, it’s time.”
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