Chris Brown says he’s “tired” of people who still criticize him for assaulting Rihanna and called the violent incident a “mistake” he made when he was 17.
The singer, 33, took to his Instagram stories on Friday to share a lengthy rant against those he said were continuing the “narrative” that he abused Rihanna in 2009.
He was referring to an incident in February that year in which he and Rihanna, who were a couple at the time, got into an argument. He assaulted her, and she was hospitalized.
Brown was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats. He later pleaded guilty in court to a felony, which meant he avoided a prison sentence. He was given five years of supervised probation and six months of community labor.
Brown’s latest comments may be linked to the mixed reactions since Chloe Bailey announced he was featured on a new song from her debut album “In Pieces,” set to be released in March.
According to The Breakfast Club radio show, some fans were furious at Bailey’s decision to work with Brown.
“If yall still hate me for a mistake I made as a 17 year old please kiss my whole entire ass.I’m so tired of yall running with this narrative,”
On Instagram, Brown took aim at those critical of his past
It’s not the first time in recent weeks that Brown and Rihanna’s past has resurfaced. During the Fenty founder’s Super Bowl performance, Brown posted an Instagram story with the words “Go Girl” next to a heart and prayer emoji, seemingly in support of her.