REVIEWING THE NEWS: Troubled R & B singer takes his anger toward morning-show host out on innocent plate glass, continues to be own worst enemy.
By Kenny Herzog
Some of you might recall that rising young R & B star Chris Brown was convicted of felony assault against his girlfriend and fellow pop idol, Rihanna, in 2009. Although apparently, Brown was under the impression such indiscretions get wiped away in the span of one 20-month pop-culture news cycle.
Earlier today, as you can see for yourself at TMZ, the singer/dancer (whose torso and arms are now beatifically etched in tattoos, not helping his appearance of reform) got serious ants in his khaki pants during a Good Morning America interview with Robin Roberts.
While Brown tragi-comically attempted to stay on message about his new album, F.A.M.E. (Forging All My Enemies…. ugh), Roberts tactfully probed the falling superstar about how the notorious incident has affected him since. Granted, Roberts admittedly was inquiring on behalf of the Twitter masses, who apparently now co-produce segments alongside actual show staff. But instead of taking a breath, suffering some unpleasantness for 45 seconds and then having a chance to discuss and perform his music for the world, Brown pulled a Kanye and went all, “Why is everbody always picking on me?” Although unlike the ultimately genteel Mr. West, his 21-year-old counterpart retreated backstage and reportedly smashed a giant window (potentially harming innocent people in and outside of the building), before ripping off his shirt, screaming like a lunatic and staring down a GMA producer.
Since legal probation operates something like the Real World bylines, Brown was not in violation of the law, since he didn’t directly strike anybody. This time. But I can almost guarantee you’ll likely read that his publicist has stepped down soon after this latest backfire. For a guy who rose to prominence inspired by classic Motown and Michael Jackson, he sure is taking a long time to accept he’ll forever be held in the same lurid regard as Ike Turner.
IN OTHER WORDS: Who needs Chris Brown when we’ve got Ne-Yo anyway?
HOW DOES CHRIS NOT REALIZE HOW LUCKY HE HAS FOR A COMEBACK RATING?: 10/10
HOW DOES CHRIS NOT TAKE A PAGE FROM USHER AND WRITE A HUMBLER RECORD ABOUT HIS WRONGDOINGS RATING?: 10/10
OK, ROBIN WAS BAITING HIM TO APPEASE GMA‘S TWITTER FOLLOWERS RATING: 5/10
CHRIS BROWN IS AN UNGRATEFUL CREEP, SO WHO CARES HOW FAIRLY HE’S TREATED? RATING: 10/10
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