Chris Brown Is Having One Rough Week
By PopEater Staff Posted Nov 6th 2009 11:59PM
As if Chris Brown's life, image and reputation haven't been sullied enough since his brutal beating of RIhanna back in February, this week offered up a surplus of less-than-rainbows-and-puppies news for the disgraced R&B star. His quest to revamp his public persona via apologies has helped a bit, but this week, that all hit the skids thanks to a few minor hiccups (e.g., his awesomely terrible album cover) and one major one -- with Rihanna detailing his violent outburst(s) to Diane Sawyer. So, PopEater is taking a look into what may have been the worst week ever for Chris Brown.
Chris will likely have a hard time explaining not just the abuse, but the "eight or nine" times that Rihanna says he hit her. For those thinking his brutal beating of her that was so vividly visualized thanks to the infamous TMZ photo was the first time he hit her ... guess again. "EIGHT OR NINE." Brown and Rihanna were together for less than a year... meaning that's an almost one domestic violence instance per month average if maybe he skipped a month to rest up or was just feeling warm and fuzzy for some reason.
Because of Rihanna's Thursday/Friday reveal, Brown felt the need to throw his opinion and side into the mix as well, saying that he's "confused right now as far as the public perception [of me]."
Choire Sicha, editor of the blog TheAwl.com, isn't a fan of Brown's attempts at damage control in the press.
"Back in the olden times, people used to go to jail when they beat up their girlfriends. Crazy, right? Now, if we're just going to give them probation for biting people -- shouldn't judges also gag them with the press? It's a great idea! If they have to clam up for six months, then they'll be banned from publicizing their strangely well-timed new records while surfing the wave of their new-found notoriety," Sicha tells PopEater.
With the primary cause for Brown's horrendous week out of the way, let's get back to his attempt to reinvigorate his musical comeback.
Brown unveiled the cover art for his new album 'Graffiti,' (which we analyzed in detail) and let's just say it wasn't swooned over by critics and fans. The art shows a very tight-pantsed Brown with a bionic arm in outer space, spray-painting his title and also some random cartoon monsters. Seriously. Fan Jasmine James told MTV that "it looks like something off of [the 1996 film] 'Space Jam.'" For those who didn't see 'Space Jam,' that's probably not a compliment. Brown even took to Twitter to discuss his curiously tailored legwear, asking "Who cares if my pants r fitted." Apparently our pals at StreetLevel do, because they declared: "This is a slippery slope we must never fall victim too. What's next? All spandex everything?"
There were also other images that some didn't find too appealing. In a post on TheAwl.com, Sicha writes: "Say you are Chris Brown. Would you be putting out an album this year? Much less one with an album cover that looks like you're about to beat some tiny animated critters to death with a space-guitar? As your ex-girlfriend was endlessly making the press rounds, talking about how you had "no soul" in your eyes while you bit her?"
So where does Brown go from here? BestWeekEver.tv Managing Editor Michelle Collins tells PopEater she has a decent sounding proposal for Mr. Brown.
"I think his best bet is joining the Army. He's clearly got aggression issues which he can take out against the real enemy, and at least 40 percent of Americans will start to respect him for his patriotism."
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