From The BVX — After begging fans to save his career and barely finding a venue to host his 21st birthday party, its safe to say that one-time rising star Chris Brown might be finished. And while “the Grammy incident” sparked his downfall, I also blame the Virginia native’s refusal to leave the limelight!
Following his epic dust-up with Rihanna in 2009, any self-respecting publicist would force their client into a silent stint of Kanye West proportions — when’s the last time you heard from the “I’ma let you finish”-spouting MC?
Instead, Chris Brown embarked on a full media tour.
Touting interviews, ridiculous outfits, twitter whines and even a new album, “Graffiti,” released the same year as “the incident,” none of Brown’s moves were a good look. Adding insult to injury, someone in his circle thought singing the national anthem at the recent Mayweather-Mosley boxing match was a good idea. Not really, considering it’s been a little over one year since he ‘boxed’ Rihanna so that image is still fresh in the public’s mind.
In addition, Brown’s music just isn’t the same. “Graffiti” was rushed and full of overly-produced electronic tracks like “Wait” and “Pass Out” not to mention what grown man wears leggings and plays with gremlins on their album cover? Did he expect us to ignore the fact that his image had changed dramatically and his new music sounds nothing like the original hits we loved? Chris, we just want to hear “Run It” or “Kiss Kiss,” “Graffiti” was not the time to experiment.
For now, Brown’s popularity is definitely squashed, but I don’t think his career is over.
However, the young man does need to learn that you can’t force anyone to forgive you. People need space to get over 2009’s violent altercation in their own time, so take a break Chris. When you do resurface, please come back on point so that the radio stations, video channels and bloggers can’t deny your star power. Reflect on the basics — like singing the songs that made us love you in the first place — and maybe blast my favorite song, “Ain’t No Way,” from your 2005 self-titled debut album. The lyrics — “Ain’t no way, I’m gon’ let you down, I know it’s hard right now, to say yes to me” — certainly fit your predicament.
I believe your fans will come around Chris — look at R.Kelly! — but if I could afford it, my birthday present to you would be Kanye’s Hawaiian hideaway.
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