Chris Brown's record labelsquashed rumors Wednesday that newly leaked songs were actually old demos.strikinga plea deal, admitting guilt to one count of felony assault against his formergirlfriend Rihanna.
"Countering misleading reports of'new' Chris Brown music: there are no 'new' songs from Chris Brown currentlybeing promoted by Chris or his record label," a spokesperson for Jive Recordssaid in a statement, MTV reports. "There are several old demos circulating thatare being falsely promoted as new material from Chris."
The question that is not addressedin the statement is When was the song "Not My Fault" recorded? The lyricalcontent does not describe domestic abuse, but instead is about a man who had a flingwith a girl who is upset because she wants more from the relationship.
Chris sings, "See the mama calledme to release some steam, said my daughter won't eat and she don't sleep. She just cries 'cause you're in her mind."
He adds that it is not his faultthat she has gotten "caught up." The Neptunesproducer Pharrell Williams provides ad-libs on the song.
Still, there are several elementsof the record that would make its existence interesting if it was in factrecorded after Chris' February 8 altercation with Rihanna.
"That's not my fault" is part ofthe chorus that is replayed throughout the song.
The record opens with Chrisreading a newspaper and seeing a headline about him breaking the heart of alover.
The chorus also makes references to "arguing"with a woman.
Clearly, whoever leaked this songwanted to spark a buzz and get listeners to speculate. It feels like Chris couldbe sending a rebuttal in code to the news outlets that pegged him as a"monster."
- Chris Brown