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Chris Brown on defense after critics bring up his ‘assault’ issue, asks where the cancel culture is against white artists

R&B singer Chris Brown has once again been called out over his past behavior, as people began to rail against him and Chloe Bailey for including him in her latest single despite his history of assaulting superstar and recent Super Bowl performer Rihanna.

Bailey announced his collaboration with Brown on Thursday, February 16 for her second single, ‘How Does It Feel’ under her upcoming solo album ‘In Pieces’  and critics immediately called her out on the internet—including the former 3LW singer Kiely Williams, who voiced her sentiments on Twitter.

“Let him come out with his own record– so genius, so captivating that it makes us all forget HE BEATS WOMEN. He can’t so he wont. So what does he do? He slowly creeps back into the mainstream by getting small nods for features on Black Women’s merit. Black women who are more talented, more worthy, but give him the okay. I am swatting the fucking air [right now] Garbage,” Williams tweeted.

Some users agreed with Williams as they replied to her tweet.

“Thank you! Exactly,” one said.

“Brave brave. What happened to letting things go. Swear people can be great there’s always that one,” another added.

The ‘Excuse Me, Miss’ singer fired back at the former ‘Cheetah Girls’ member on his Instagram Story and started his statement by making fun of her lisp before dealing with her negative remarks about him.

“I’m getting kinda tied of ya broken promithis promithis. Obviously, you are at a point in your life where either you are very broke or broken. The fact you think you have to speak negatively about me makes you look so lame. Your life and career must suck right now. Minding your business would’ve been best. But I guess you don’t have a business or a real job that makes you financially stable. I feel more embarrassed for you and your actual maturity,” Brown wrote.

In a follow-up post, the ‘With You’ singer added a statement about the non-existent cancel culture when it comes to white artists.

“If y’all still hate me for a mistake I made as a 17-year-old, please kiss my whole entire ass. I’m fucking 33. I’m so tired of y’all running with this narrative. You weird ass niggas are the same ones that tunes in every week to see Blueface and Chrisean beat the fuck out each other in front of the world. But that’s ok? It’s entertainment? All y’all can suck my dick, disrespecfully (sic). Where are the cancel culture with these white artist that date underage women, beat the fuck out their wives, giving bitches AIDS? Oh, that’s right. They are your buddies. No more fake love from me. Stay out my way or get ran over. Simple as that. None of you, and I mean none of you niggas, can fuck wit me.”

Brown was accused of domestic violence and other legal allegations in 2009, but Rihanna accepted his public apology and already settled the issues between them. Despite the backlash, many supporters gathered in Brown’s side. Here are some of the positive tweets:

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