All of which is to say it wasn't exactly surprising to hear that, over the weekend, after being (somewhat stupidly) provoked by comedian Jenny Johnson, Brown flew off the handle, told her to take her teeth out when sucking his dick and that his mom had instructed him to shart in her retina, then deleted his account.
One thing to think about here is that these are the words of a person who already has more money, acclaim, and influence than most of us will ever have in our whole lives, but another is that Brown has always been a fucking abomination on Twitter, and it's actually pretty impressive and bizarre that anyone lets him use it to begin with. Obviously, to cope, we compiled his worst outbursts to date.
Walmart officials responded that they were carrying it but that stores were actually selling out (ugh), but Brown didn't really recant. Instead, he tweeted, "I'm not biting my tongue about shit else ... the industry can kiss my ass," and his fans started a #graffitionracks campaign to get his album in more stores. The album itself received mostly terrible reviewed and sold a disappointing 341,000 copies, and Brown temporarily deleted his account soon after.
In one of many incidents of Brown being bated on Twitter and responding with insane vehemence, former B2K member Raz called out both Brown and Halle Berry's ex-husband Eric Benet in 2010, tweeting, "Im just sittin here Thinking how can n——s like @ebenet @ @ChrisBrown disrespect women as Intelligent as @HalleBerry11 @Rihanna."
Brown responded by attacking Raz — who has publicly discussed being molested as a child — as follows: "@razb2k n—-a you want attention! Grow up n——a!!! Dick in da ass lil boy…Tell me this @razb2k!! Why when the money was coming in u won't complaining about getting butplugged! #homothug!!!"
@chrisbrown wanna meet?
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) August 29, 2011
To be fair, Lindsay instigated this one, but it was still a disturbing moment for everyone (us) who pays attention to these kinds of things. Long story short, Lohan tweeted that Brown "killed it" at the VMA's, Brown re-tweeted her, then Lohan shot back the above "Wanna meet" come-on heard 'round the world. Everyone else shot back misgivings about Brown's potential as a romantic partner for anyone, leading Brown to post (then immediately delete) a tweet saying, "I'm so over people bring this past shit up!! Yet we praise Charlie Sheen and other celebs for there bullshit."
Three years after his arrest for, as we mentioned, horribly beating Rihanna on the way to the ceremony, Chris Brown was invited to perform at the Grammy's, and even took home the "Best R&B Album" trophy. Good news for his career, right?
Well, sort of. A lot of people, even famous people, thought his inclusion in the show was in terrible taste. Brown's response? "HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That's the ultimate F**** OFF!"
He deleted it soon after, but added, "IM BACK SO WATCH MY BaCK as I walk away from all this negativity #teambreezygrammy."
After an alleged bottle-throwing nightclub fight with Drake over Rihanna, Brown posted a picture of his own bloody chin and wrote "Bottles? It's nothing! Lol." As it now turns out, neither man will be charged.
This Halloween, Brown dressed up as a terrorist and Instagrammed it (in the midst of all this, he seems to have forgotten to bother deleting his Instagram account) with the caption, "Ain't nobody Fucking wit my clique!!! #ohb." Because why wouldn't he do that. Why wouldn't he.
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