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Have you ever watched something self-destruct? Like, literally, implode and melt down? It’s extremely difficult to stomach when that someTHING, is actually someONE, especially if it’s someone you care for, and/or have high hopes for. Watching Chris Brown over the past few months could be likened to observing a slow moving train wreck. You know it’s bad, but you just can’t seem to turn away. One thing after the other… explosive Twitter tirades with irrelevant former teen stars, ongoing legal issues, the blonde hair, “leaked” full frontal bathroom mirror sexts…and now, this.

In case you missed it, Chris’ album (the second post the domestic dispute with his former girlfriend Rihanna) was released earlier this week. Entitled with the acronym F.A.M.E. (Forgiving All My Enemies or Fans Are My Everything) the album is a hodgepodge of electro pop dance cuts sprinkled with hints of R&B mid-tempos. A solid effort by all accounts…good. Not GREAT.
That being said, he’s been everywhere in the last few weeks on a promotional push in support of the project. It’s no secret that since “THE INCIDENT” Chris has been very anti-media…can’t really blame him, though. His interview with Good Morning America anchor Robin Roberts just deepened the resentment. After allegedly approving a list of talking points, Chris found himself “ambushed” on live television with a series of questions about his relationship with Rihanna and his current legal issues instead of the album he came to promote. Although visibly frustrated, he maintained his composure throughout the interview and performance, (with balled fists and a clenched jaw,) that is until he returned to his dressing room in a fit of rage, and allegedly trashed the place…going as far as throwing a chair into a window (which shattered, sending pieces of glass tumbling to the streets below) and removing his shirt before leaving the studios in Times Square NYC.

Yes, that’s right, a temper tantrum.

The first thought that came to my mind was…where are his friends/handlers/mangers/publicists/mentors? You know, the people who will call you on your mess, and get you together before you make yourself look foolish.. He must not have anyone like that in his crew. If he were my friend… he would not be acting like an overgrown child in public. We all need people to help hold us accountable for out actions; people who aren’t afraid to tell us about ourselves. It forces us to remain humble. That’s one of the integral pieces missing from the Chris Brown puzzle. A team full of YES men and women will only leave you delusional.

The most unfortunate part of it, is that no one is really talking about the man’s music. He fell into a trap, and responded the way people expected him to; like a young man with anger management issues and a short fuse. Months of image rebuilding will never afford him the opportunity to escape the fact that he did violently batter one of the world’s most beloved pop stars. It will be with him for the rest of his life, and now, he has to accept and manage that fact.

So what can I do as a fan? FIRST, stop being an enabler. Supporting foolishness does nothing but encourage the behavior to continue. Kids all over the country, and the world continue to run to his defense, even when his actions are downright inexcusable. Chris, like so many of us, needs a dose of tough love, preferably from a certified professional. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, but when you are constantly battling with your emotions…it’s only right.

Chris has since apologized for letting his emotions get the best of him, and Robin Roberts has extended an open invitation for him to return and clear the air. We’ll be watching to see how it all plays out. I just hope that somebody will cry for the little {blonde} boy. Somebody’s gotta have his back…quickly.

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