Chris Brown never has a shortage of controversy surrounding him, and this past Friday (Jan. 29), he took to Twitter to blast both the Grammys and the Michael Jackson TV special's casting on Twitter. He wasn’t shy about sharing his opinions on the controversy surrounding both. There’s been a lot of flak surrounding the decision to cast a white actor to play Michael Jackson in the British TV comedy.
Brown himself didn’t receive any nods for his latest album, X, released in 2014 according to Billboard. He was, however, nominated for for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for his work on the Nicki Minaj song “Only.” “Only” additionally features Drake and Lil Wayne.
I'm thankful to my fans, I am able to be the best artist I can without having to conform to the ways of my peers.I also need my commission.
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) January 30, 2016
He also vented online about the new British TV show casting white actor Joseph Fiennes as Michael Jackson. The show reportedly is based on Jackson fleeing New York City following the 9/11 attacks with Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in 2001.
WARNING: TWEETS CONTAIN GRAPHIC LANGUAGE
Y'all know y'all dead wrong to have dude play MJ. If that's the case LET ME BE SUPERMAN. Da fuck they do that at? Is that blackface? — Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) January 30, 2016
In other Chris Brown news, the singer is reportedly suing a woman who accused him of battery for defamation. Brown was accused of punching her during a party in Las Vegas and representatives for the singer call the accusation “unequivocally untrue.” The woman in question, Liziane Gutierrez, was apparently with Brown in a Palms Casino Resort suite when she took out her cell phone to snap a photo of the famous singer. Brown then reportedly became extremely angry and punched her in the face.