Chris Brown taunts critics on Twitter, will appear at Latin music awards
Fresh from upsetting a large group of people with his appearance at Sunday's (2/12) Grammy Awards, Chris Brown will head to Miami and perhaps upset an entirely new group of people tonight (2/16).
The singer angered many fans (and some of his fellow celebs) with his splashy return to Grammy's spotlight, three years after his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna, which resulted in a conviction and five years probation.
Less than a week later, Brown will be back in front of a live awards audience again, taking the stage with rapper Pitbull tonight to perform their collaborative hit "International Love" at the Premio Lo Nuestro Latin Music awards at the AmericanAirlines Arena. The show will be broadcast live on Spanish-language network Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET.
The topic trended even more volatile earlier this week, when screen captures of social network messages from female fans tweeting variations on "please beat me up, Chris" during Brown's performance began to circulate around the Net.
The controversy seems unlikely to blow over anytime soon, especially if Brown can't resist the impulse to hurl his critics' invective back in their faces.
"HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now!," Brown fired back to critics Wednesday on Twitter in a message that has since been deleted, according to the Miami Herald. "That's the ultimate F*** OFF!'"
While memories of Brown's ill-conceived tweet will likely soon fade into the aether, it appears to be another indication that the young singer perhaps isn't taking certain subjects as seriously as he should, at the very least from a PR perspective.