After laying a bit low these past few years, Chris Brown is finally making his way back into the spotlight.

On the heels of  Nicki Minaj’s successful appearance on last week’s episode of Saturday Night Live, the sketch comedy show is ready to do it all over again, only this time with Chris Brown.

Yesterday, Billboard reported that Breezy will be making his first appearance on SNL on February 12, just in time to promote his new album, “F.A.M.E.,” which is due out in March.

Apparently the doors to 30 Rock have been open for Brown. Shortly after his February 2009 arrest for assault, SNL’s Kenan Thompson said the singer was welcome on the show because he would garner big ratings.

“It’s not up to me, but I’m sure we would [have him on the show] if he had another hit single. We don’t care about scandal. We just care about what brings us ratings!”

Say word?

I won’t lie. Nearly two years after his run-in with the law, I still look at Chris Brown suspiciously. His once wholesome image somehow forever tainted by the incident. And no matter how many candy-colored apology shirts (or bow ties) he throws on, I just can’t seem to take his words seriously.

Don’t get me wrong, I believe in redemption. I believe in second chances, in the ability to bounce back from adversity and learn from it. But every time I see Breezy—so full of swag that seems more arrogant than quietly confident—I can’t help but be turned off.

Maybe it was the apologies (or the Larry King interview), and the fact they seemed more about his pain rather than the hurt and humiliation he heaped on Rihanna, but I ain’t buying it. I’m not convinced he’s changed, or better yet, has grown and matured as a result of his mistakes.

His uneven actions haven’t helped me believe him either. Just days after showing off his certificate of completion from court-ordered domestic violence classes he got into a very public, and very ugly, war of words with Raz B. Instead of ignoring the former B2K member (who quite frankly was telling the truth, Breezy did disrespect Rihanna after all), he stooped to hurling homophobic insults that could have alienated some of his fans.

Chris Brown clearly needs new people. A publicist, a therapist, his mama. Somebody to tell him to ignore the voice that’s quick to shoot back an angry tweet when somebody pops shit about him. He needs a crew who can be his shoulder, his ear, and his filter to the world.

Like I said, I believe in second chances. I believe that if he has truly changed (or is changing), the world will open up for Chris Brown and the cloud of suspicion that hangs over his amazingly talented head will be lifted once and for all.

Or at least I hope so.

Will you be tuning in to see Chris Brown on SNL? Have you forgiven & forgotten “the incident”? Sound off!

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  • Lauren

    And you should seek a dictionary because you obviously have no idea what the word hypcorisy means and I certainly don’t remember saying your constant whining about his court case or rumors had anything to do with giving white male’s a pass. It was you whining about DERAILING so maybe reading skills are exactly your strong suit either.

  • Lauren

    And the LAST thing I will worry about is how ‘smart’ I seem to anyone like you.

    • isolde

      And you are trying to ‘derail’ the point of the ORIGINAL topic which is does he deserve a second chance but instead of speaking on that you keep harping on ths issue of his guilt which is already been well established.

      Yawn. First of all, details about the “incident” are relevant to the title of this piece (again reading skills), and my correcting lies in this thread being spread about the incident isn’t derailing the topic. It’s correcting lies being spread about the incident. My reiterating facts from the court document, beyond what I said to Marais, are a direct result of this exchange between us and you making allegations about me and my comments. So don’t even . . .

      As for your comment regardless on that I can still speak on whoever the hell I want even if it doesn’t speak to your point which by the way had ZERO to do with the topic in the first place but you’d rather get into petulant little oneupmans on me.

      What can I say? You make it so easy (to get oneupmans). Anyway, where did I say you couldn’t speak your piece? Oh, that’s right, I didn’t. I said you look ridiculous speaking it (uh-oh, reading comp). Second of all, if you’re not going to speak to my points, why even bother to call my name at all? Wait, don’t answer that. Do what you’ve been doing for the majority of this exchange, continue making more unsubstantiated claims and hope something sticks.

      As I recall, I didn’t engage you first. You called me out, and accused me of saying and implying things without actually bothering to PROVE those accusations. You said that I was perpetuating the same messed up attitudes as the people I criticize, as if my correcting lies about the CB case was the same as enabling the trope of the scary black man or giving white men a pass (pathetic). You accused me of making it seem as if sexism begins and ends with black men (even more pathetic). Refuting lies with facts isn’t perpetuating anything but the truth. You don’t want to hear it, then, oh well. At this point, your continued replies to me are little more than petty attempts to grasp at straws and save face after being dragged repeatedly.