If there's one person that comes to mind when thinking of a celebrity with a controversial past, it's surely Chris Brown - although, maybe controversial is a little bit of a kind way of putting it. This is the man who put his girlfriend in the hospital, after all.
But for a man who's already got a pretty low standard when it comes to respecting others, Brown has still managed to shock the internet. His latest escapade, though less violent, is still indicative of his incredibly problematic view of women. This time, Chris Brown has shocked the internet by trolling his ex-girlfriend's Instagram - in a, quite frankly, terrifying way. Luckily, the internet has banded together on this one, and are refusing to let Brown get away with it.
Chris Maurice Brown is an American singer, songwriter, actor, and dancer.
via: ShutterstockBorn in Tappahannock, Virginia, in 1989, he made a big name for himself with a selection of catchy R&B hits such as "No Air," "With You," and "Forever."
He's had a pretty illustrious career.Brown's been the recipient of many awards, including four Billboard Music Awards and a Grammy. He also holds the seventh place for most entries in the Billboard Hot 100, with ninety-one.
But that's not all he's famous for.
via: Getty ImagesBrown managed to hugely up his profile through dating pop superstar, Rihanna. Here, they're pictured in happy times - but their relationship has been marred by one major incident.
In 2009, Brown and Rihanna got into an argument which escalated to incredibly physical violence.This left Rihanna with severe injuries, which ended up requiring hospitalization. The news of this incident blew up, leaving many fearing for Rihanna and disgusted by Brown.
The pictures of the incident are difficult to look at.And for many once-Brown fans, this was the final nail in the coffin; in spite of his clear musical talent, he just wasn't the kind of person that you'd want to show support to.
And many pointed out this fact.
@MajorBae @Mo_Cain It’s interesting that this is your take. How many other abusive relationships has Rihanna been i… https://t.co/meRaTfI4rx— Meech (@Meech)1560271427.0
After his break-up with Rihanna, Brown got into a relationship with Karrauche Tran.
The pair met in 2011 and quickly began dating.
via: Getty ImagesThey had a very tumultuous, on-off relationship that spanned over the next three years - with plenty of incredibly poor behavior on Brown's part.
The two eventually called it quits for good in 2014.
via: Getty ImagesAlongside numerous acts of undoubtable infidelity, there were yet more allegations of violence and abuse lobbied against Brown after the two parted ways.
For one thing, there was some suspicious overlap.
That nigga Chris Brown really told Karrueche he was going to the store and was courtside with Rihanna, I will never… https://t.co/UHLjkfItTi— مبارك (@مبارك)1560455934.0
But that wasn't Brown's only wrongdoing.
via: Getty ImagesDuring his relationship with Tran, Brown also fathered a child with another woman. Royalty Brown was born to Nia Guzman in 2015.
Recently, a piece for The Daily Beast extensively discussed Brown's behavior.
Given the extent of CB’s public harassment of Karrueche (via Instagram & literally screaming her name in his rape a… https://t.co/BAcZY0rsfL— Naomi Alexander Naidoo 🦚 (@Naomi Alexander Naidoo 🦚)1560500162.0
In 2017, Tran filed for a temporary restraining order against Brown.Tran filed legal documents against Brown, including claims that he physically assaulted her and threatened her with death. Tran explained to Wendy Williams that "It came to a point where I felt like I needed to protect my safety."
It's clear that the courts took Tran's claims seriously.In June 2017, a judge ruled that the temporary restraining order should stay in place for the next five years to protect Tran's safety.
Even more annoyingly, Brown seems to have got out of this scot-free.
Although certain factions of the internet aren't best pleased.
Drake continuing to work with Chris Brown...especially after ever uttering on stage that he was in love with Rihann… https://t.co/wTMpvN3wAI— Meghan Tonjes (@Meghan Tonjes)1560014591.0
But Brown doesn't seem to know when to quit.And by "quit," we, of course, mean, leave his ex-girlfriend (and the entire internet) alone forever.
Since finally shaking Brown, Tran has found new love.
via: Getty ImagesShe's been dating previous football wide receiver, Victor Cruz, in recent months - and she's looking pretty happy, we must say.
But Brown seems unable to let things lie.And, this week, he's come under fire for leaving some pretty bizarre comments on a few Instagram photos. The account that he's been stalking? Why, it's his ex's new boyfriend, Cruz's, of course!
But it's the content of these comments that's super weird.Brown wrote, "No shade boo,, BUT PLEAS STYLE HIM . He look like he shopping of the manikin and trying to bargain wit the sales manager. Retired wrestler spanks. IM F--KING AROUND ... good bless."
Essentially, he's using the comments to try to contact his ex.
i will always be team Dump Him https://t.co/6C40Fgi6Tl— so....what now? (@so....what now?)1560449560.0
Things got even weirder.His next comment read, "Nothing bad or major . UPGRADE HIM SIS. I'll take him around to style him. NOT HATE. He just need some game spirit. Peace love and joy. JUST PLEASE UPGRADE YA MAN BOO." It's clear that Brown can't shake Tran from his mind. He posted an Insta story saying, "Is it a sucka move to think about your ex?"
It seems like Brown may have regretted his actions.
God bless the internet.
And the internet would obviously never let Brown live this down.And people have had a lot to say about his latest (and, let's face it) a long line of indiscretions.
The joke already fits into some classic meme formats.
Chris Brown looking at Karrueche and Victor Cruz like...... 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/QtPuGfcm53— xMoney17 (@xMoney17)1560459611.0
People were quick to point this out.
If Chris would’ve treated Karrueche the way she deserved from the get go , then maybe he wouldn’t have to leave clo… https://t.co/UtrV24LFML— I’m petty but not 50 Cent petty. (@I’m petty but not 50 Cent petty.)1560458659.0
This was another popular take.
Chris Brown is telling Karrueche to upgrade her man AS IF SHE DIDNT ALREADY WHEN SHE LEFT YOUR ASS 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/DwyVwdtSwY— Pop That Drama (@Pop That Drama)1560461640.0
Many made note of this.
“Stop using Chris Brown’s past against him” but look at his present. Is this your king? https://t.co/rrTptthjjB— Chreyoncé (@Chreyoncé)1560452580.0
Making mistakes is one thing.
Delusional Chris Brown fans: “I still listen to Chris because he did his time and learn from his mistakes. Everyone… https://t.co/1cnhkvUTHf— Madame Common Sense (@Madame Common Sense)1560457329.0