The internet has been in discourse since the announcement that Chloe Bailey is planning to release a single “Titled How Does it Feel” with R&B singer Chris Brown. While Brown just recently wrapped up a sold-out tour in connection to his album Breezy, some corners of the world still find him unforgivable for his 2009 incident involving Rihanna . He has some choice words for them.
Despite delivering successful collaborations with the likes of Young Thug and Drake in recent years, it seems like select women still get a great deal of blowback for making music with Chris Brown. While songs H.E.R, Ella Mai, and DaniLeigh have come and gone with little fanfare, women like Zendaya, Tinashe, Normani, and now Chloe have borne the brunt of the angry people. Most people feel like Brown should still be canceled despite Rihanna publicly forgiving him and even doing songs with him since their incident.
This even resulted in a planned Michael Jackson tribute starring Chris Brown at the American Music Awards being canceled. While many wonder when people will let the Rihanna incident go, other fans point to the more recent string of incidents between Brown and Karruche Tran as the culprit. Tran was a scheduled announcer at the AMA’s and has a standing order against Brown, meaning he could not take the stage that evening. Despite this, the likes of Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, and Ciara all came to his defense.
While it is unclear why there is such a divide amongst who gets in trouble for making music with Chris Brown and the actual reason, one thing for sure is that Brown does not care. He took to his IG story to dismiss those still looking to punish him for his past mistakes. Referring only to the Rihanna incident, which occurred when he was 17, Brown says that people need to allow him to grow or leave him alone.
Breezy also calls out the fans who want to cancel him but continuing to uplift Blueface and Chrisean despite their very public display of toxicity on a weekly bases.