There’s something about Chris Brown I just don’t like. At least, when compared to his girlfriend Rihanna. He just doesn’t measure up to her success, talent and likeability.
So when news broke last night that R&B’s sexiest couple would be M.I.A. at the Grammys—I knew something was up. How could music’s hottest duo miss out on one of the biggest awards show in entertainment? Especially since both were scheduled to perform that very night?
Lets ask Brown.
According to E! News, Perezhilton.com and every other news media outlet, Brown turned himself in to Los Angeles police over an alleged assault on an unidentified woman—which multiple sources have just confirmed was the “Disturbia” star.
But before I get ahead of myself, here’s the background info (for those of you who haven’t peaked from underneath your rocks by now). The Los Angeles Times reports the couple pulled over in their rented Lambourghini (must be nice. I don’t even have enough money to look at one). Witnesses called the police–after the couple’s argument escalated—stating Ri “suffered visible injuries and identified Brown as her attacker.” Brown was not present at the scene when officers arrived. Brown, however, turned himself in and is currently released on $50,000 bail.
Now let’s get to the point. What the heck is running through this guy’s head? Blah blah with the “he’s innocent till proven guilty” speech. Fine. Whatever. But this news is just sad considering that, back in a 2007 interview with Giant magazine, Brown revealed his stepfather physically abused his mother. If you know your psychology, such behavioural pattern can repeat in people who grew up in such an environment.
So what ticked Brown off that he (supposedly) chose to lay a hand on a woman? This is what happens when 19-year-olds have more money in their pockets than the total number of minutes they’ve been alive. They think they can get away with such stupid shit. And yes, even if Rihanna was in Brown’s position and he in hers, I would still be spewing this rant (although I’ll admit, I would argue he probably did something to deserve it).
Bottom line is that until this mess is done and over with, the reigning couple—which, for the most part, kept a low profile—just got attention that isn’t going to go away anytime soon.
So as fans ditch their Team Chrianna shirts for their Team Rihanna ones instead, boys, go listen to your mothers. If you want to woo a girl, violence, perhaps, is NOT the answer.