R&B singer Chris Brown has decided to air out his issues with major retailers not carrying ample amounts of his new album, Graffiti, by claiming he is being unjustly treated.
Writing through his popular Twitter page, Brown also said he would no longer maintain his silence.
"im tired of this sh*t. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f*ck do i gotta do...," he wrote Friday (December 11). "WTF... yeah i said it and i aint retracting sh*t im not biting my tongue about sh*t else... the industry can kiss my a** thx again to my real fans. u dont go unnoticed .love yall." (Chris Brown's Twitter)
According to Brown, fans have showed their support for the album.
"My fans [have] given me a great response on the album," Brown said in an interview. "They actually said they love it. They tell me what songs they love. Like 99 percent of the comments are all positive about the album. I didn't get the way they looked at my album. I just felt like there was a little bit of hate because of the situation and not because of the music. But we're gonna keep it moving." (MTV)
Reviews of the album compared his project to Rihanna's Rated R.
If by some accident of fate, or maybe record-company cynicism, the new Chris Brown album has arrived at the same moment as his ex's. The results tempt a reviewer to talk in terms of moral victories, but the real triumph here is artistic. Chris Brown has made a bland, occasionally obnoxious, pro forma R&B album. Rihanna has transformed her sound and made one of the best pop records of the year. (Rolling Stone)
Brown has also displayed his remorse in multiple interviews.
When asked, "Do you think the punishment fits the crime?", Brown paused, and then spoke more of the public humiliation he has been suffering than he did of the actual court-ordered punishment. Brown made it clear that he was not his step-father and sent out a clear message to people who might be in relationships that involve domestic violence. "The choices and decisions you make will change your future," was part of his message. (Examiner)