Singer And Rapper Chris Brown Responds To Rumored Drug Addiction
|Singer And Rapper Chris Brown Responds To Rumored Drug Addiction|
But after recent episodes of an inflamed rap feud, a felony assault charge, a reported bipolar disorder diagnosis, restraining orders filed against him and an entire Billboard piece chronicling what they’ve named his “downward spiral,” those same people have called anger issues and drug use as the catalysts behind it all.
Former manager Michael ‘Mike G’ Guirguis quit in May 2016 and is suing Brown for alleged assault. Brown’s publicist, Nicole Perna, quit the following month, while his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran recently filed a restraining order against him.
Speaking in a series of Instagram Live videos, Brown has now dismissed the reports, saying: “I’m tired of reading about some shit soon as I’ve got something popping. Soon as I want to promote a tour, a party, a fucking album, anything, y’all bring up something.”
In a second video, he stated that he was building a home studio, adding: “My weed and my work, that’s all I need.”
Adding that the tabloids and media have always zeroed in on his intimate relationships and other personal matters to feed their agendas, he reminds everyone, per his luxury sports cars and other lavish living supplies, that he’s doing just fine despite popular opinion.
“I am not hurting out here,” he continues. “Trust me, y’all n****s got it f**ked up."
They've also recalled explosive behavior from him, such as lashing out at his bodyguards and other celebrity personnel, pacing and even physically attacking a former manager.
Billboard claims he’s now known as a “sleazy tabloid obsession” and sources from the feature also allege that the overwhelming majority of his controversies were direct results of heavy drug use that he thinks he can handle, but will soon realize that he can’t.
“He will cuss you out and say, ‘Hey, man, I’m functioning. I’m going to get the work out.’ And he does,” a close member of Brown’s team revealed, according to Billboard. “But [he’s not] the first functional star who thinks they can handle those powerful drugs. I got to say with all my heart, he’s dancing with death.”
Statements following his 2009 assault case with then-girlfriend and pop megastar Rihanna are also brought to the forefront, where, in a not-yet-released documentary, he said that he suffered from sleep deprivation, suicidal thoughts, empty appetites and was constantly getting high.
Brown’s ex, actress/model Karrueche Tran, recently claimed that he assaulted her in the past and recently threatened to kill her. She alleged that Brown “told a few people that he was going to kill me” and said that he was going to “take me out” and “shoot me”. She also claimed that several years ago Brown “punched me in my stomach twice” and “pushed me down the stairs”.