But Brown ran his mouth on Twitter yesterday, reminding the public he has a temper -- and an unpleasant side. The singer got into an immature war of words with Raz-B, a former member of boy band B2K (real name: De'Mario Thornton), after Raz egged Brown on by tweeting that the latter had disrespected Rihanna. Brown's response was swift, homophobic, and really bad for his still-fragile recovering image. Many of Brown's comments were related to Raz-B's allegations that he had been sexually abused by the group's manager, Brian Stokes.
After being tipped off that his jabs were being construed as anti-gay -- he used the hashtag #homothug and made a few disparaging, sexually explicit comments -- Brown tweeted to his 1.3 million followers, "I'm not homophobic! He's just disrespectful!!!" and added, "LOVE ALL MY SUPPORTERS and people who know my heart. HOMOPHOBE? c'mon, find a better tactic. that's pure ignorance and stupidity. i love everyone." Brown's publicist would likely love for him to stop tweeting before he finds a way to derail his comeback for good.
UPDATE: We figured Brown's PR team wasn't going to let this little disaster just go -- Brown has issued an official apology via TMZ, calling his offensive tweets an "unfortunate lack in judgment."
[Photo: Angela Weiss/Getty Images]
- Michael Jackson
- Chris Brown