Chris Brown Begs Fans To Help A Brother Out
Chris Brown is still playing the victim. The singer left an impassioned plea on SayNow, an audio-based social networking site, begging his fans to continue requesting his songs to radio stations that he claims “aren’t playing my records” and “are not being that supportive.” Is Brown actually trying to get us to feel sympathy for him? Listen to the desperation behind the jump.
Back in November, radio programmers told MTV they no problem playing Brown’s tunes from Graffiti, but the single “I Can Transform Ya”‘s inability to crack the Top 10 on the Hot 100 (peaking at #20) says otherwise. Chris’s paranoia might be justified, but we’re not so sure about his attempt at drawing pity from the fans he has left.
Here’s the jist of it:
“I ain’t never really did this but right now I need all of my fans help. A lot of radio stations aren’t playing my records. They are not being that supportive and I wouldn’t expect them to. It’s on the fans and what you guys do [whatever is] in y’all power to bring me back because that’s all I need, is you guys.”
“Nothing else will do that except for the fans. There’s nothing else that I can do. I’m doing everything that I need to do. I’m doing me as a person and I’m a better guy. But it’s on y’all.”
“My singing and my music is all great, but I do it for you guys and everything else but it won’t be possible if I’m not relevant on the radio and it won’t be possible for me to be an artist if I don’t have any support from people that give me an artists outlet. I can’t be an underground mixtape artist! I just want all my fans to help me.”
It’s one thing to thank your fans for making you a success… but to personally blame them for your failure on the charts? Maybe his followers and the general public would be more inclined to support him if he a) never attacked his famous girlfriend, b) released a better album, and c) didn’t put the burden of sustaining his career on his fans instead of himself.
Then again, maybe we’re being too harsh. Perhaps we should be impressed that he cares so much about reviving his career, since he’s doing anything he can to get his music out there.
Should Chris Brown be demanding his fans help him out? Or should he salvage his dignity and concentrate on recording new material? Leave your thoughts in the comments.