“If you truly do love Chris Brown, then you felt everything that has gone on with him,” Usher says in the trailer for Welcome to My Life, an upcoming documentary about Chris Brown’s career and personal life.
But even if you don’t love Chris Brown, it’s highly likely that you have a strong opinion on him and his troubled history, which to date includes domestic violence and assault.
The provocative trailer begins with a TV screen that tells the story of Brown’s career through testimonials from his peers. But as the camera pulls back, we see screens sporting grainy footage of Brown in police custody and Rihanna recovering after his abuse was exposed.
“I went from being America’s sweetheart to being public enemy #1,” Chris says.
The documentary, directed by Andrew Sandler, features interviews with a host of Brown’s counterparts and other celebrities, including Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige, DJ Khaled, Mike Tyson, Jamie Foxx and Brown’s own mother.
Brown has a history of violence and arrest for assault, including the 2009 case for hospitalizing Rihanna and a 2014 incident in Washington during his probation. In 2015, he canceled a tour of Australia after petitions and backlash from the country’s anti-violence campaigns. Months before the cancellation, Brown tweeted that he was looking forward to raising awareness about domestic violence and helping others learn from his mistakes.
Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life is produced by Riveting Entertainment. Its release date has not yet been announced.
Are you looking forward to this documentary or do you think this doc’s arrival is a little too late?