It is a great mystery of the universe how some people rise to the top of the entertainment field. Some of those people are, to put it mildly, not nice. Put current pop star Chris Brown in that category. This week he was arrested in Tampa following a concert on an outstanding warrant.
A sheriff’s spokeswoman said the entertainer was released after posting $2,000 bond on the battery charge issued by the Tampa Police Department. No details about the allegations in the arrest warrant were immediately available. Brown was performing at the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach when he was put into handcuffs by officers who were waiting for him, TMZ reported. Brown is currently in the middle of his Heartbreak On A Full Moon Tour.
It seems that Brown has a history of violent behavior.
The 29-year-old entertainer’s record of violence includes a guilty plea to felony assault for beating up his then-girlfriend pop superstar Rihanna in 2009 and a 2016 arrest on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon.
A judge ordered Brown in February of 2017 to stay away from his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran after she accused him of physically abusing and threatening her.
The Grammy winner was ordered to stay 100 yards away from Tran and not attempt to contact her after she wrote in court filings that Brown had repeatedly threatened her.
Tran also accused the singer of punching her in the stomach and pushing her down a flight of stairs. Her filing does not offer any additional specifics or note if she reported the events to police.
Oh, dear. This sort of behavior goes well beyond just being “troubled.” This guy is a thug who obviously was never taught how to treat women. (Or took the rap culture lyrics that abuse women to heart.)
And then, when President Donald Trump was cheerleading the border patrol and other law enforcement when it came to arresting MS-13 gang members, Brown had this to say on Instagram:
“WHAT IN THE ACTUAL FU–?????! HE GIVING POLICE MORE RIGHT TO FU– UP YOUNG BLACK MEN!!” the singer wrote in a foulmouthed Instagram post.
This is what entertainment companies are offering as the talent du jour.
Thanks, I’ll pass.