March 9, 2009
— P. J. Easter @ 9:22 pm
Mr. Man has a question for R&B singer Chris Brown…
HAVE YOU LOST YOUR DAMN MIND?!?!?
Since when did Chris Brown become a thug? Is he hanging out with Suge Knight these days? I have to tell you, this story is incredulous to me. I don’t pretend to know much about Chris Brown or Rihanna (I couldn’t name a single song that either of them produced). I remember seeing him on the Grammys a year or two ago. I thought he was a talented performer with Michael Jackson-esque moves and boyish good looks. He was doing some really cool dance moves on dinner tables at the Grammys, American Music Awards, or whatever.
Why did this pretty boy think that it was okay to punch this woman in the face? Repeatedly?
Men who beat up women are cowards and losers. Period. Chris Brown is no exception. By his own account, he watched his stepfater abuse his mother. Brown says that “he hates him to this day” for the abuse his mother had to endure. Yet, he does this to another man’s daughter? Def Jam President and rapper Jay-Z is reported to have said, “Chris Brown had better watch his back. He’s messed with the wrong crew.” If I were Chris, the LAPD would be the last thing on my mind.
There are very few things in this life that would make me resort to physical violence and someone kicking the crap out of my sweet little girl ranks pretty high on that list. I’m kind of an eye for an eye kind of guy. Jail time would be to easy for this crime. This is a family-oriented blog, so I will refrain from mentioning what I think his punishment should be.
Despite all of this, there is a possibility that he will not receive any jail time. He and Rihanna have since reconciled (why?). In fact I heard on the radio that they even exchanged vows. Not wedding vows, but the words went something like this:
“Chris- Do you promise to take this woman…to love and to cherish until another of your sexual conquests sends you a text message? Which she reads and gets angry with you…at which point, you get ticked off and decide to get your Billy Blanks’ Tae Bo workout on by using her as a punching bag? At which point, you cool off and apologize and beg her to forgive you. Which she does. Until she does something else that ticks you off and you try to play “Ultimate Fighting Championship” with her face? Again?”
Nearly 1.5 million women are abused each year according to the Support Network of Battered Women. 1.5 million wives, daughters, and mothers. Not cool at all.
Chris, I won’t even tell you to man up because I’m not sure that you know how.
Question: Rihanna reconciled with Chris Brown after this incident. What makes some people return to abusive relationships?