We STILL Punishing Chris Brown?
Let me say first that I have never bought a Chris Brown album. And, like Trey Songz, his music has never really been my forte, outside of a few songs. I was also as shocked as everyone else when I watched "THAT" story unfold the night of the Grammys.
So you can't say I'm just a "fan taking his side."
I also want to say that I, under no circumstances, condone violence of any kind. I've never been in a fight my entire life. I've never seen the point in fighting, personally. I feel that if you cannot handle your situation as adults and speak about it then I'm not even gonna acknowlege you. That's just me.
So you can't say I'm just "so consumed by who this guy is that you don't see the big picture" or whatever.
First of all, as much as everyone seems to think that they are entitled to a celebrity's private lives JUST because they are in the public eye.. it's bullshit. They are nothing but PEOPLE, people!! That's it!!
I think that people seem to have this complex where they feel like they know these people personally just because they see them on TV or got an autograph. Fact is, we only know them as their "public personas." That's it. Every celeb has two sides, the person behind the stage name and the real them. Not even a reality show can truly portray who they are as people. Therefore, the only thing that should be our business is that "business" side of them: the music, the movies, the live shows, the art, the public appearances, etc.. NOT their personal lives.
Since the Chris Brown/Rihanna incident is out there anyway, everybody is throwing out their personal opinions on the matter, so here's mine: What CB did was wrong, no ifs, ands, or buts about that. At the same time, do we know the whole story? Were we in that car? Nope and nope. Seems like everybody's coming down on CB based on speculation, but what about Rihanna's speculation? True or not, everybody just swept the rumors about her part in this incident under the rug once those photos were released. According to Rihanna's speculation, she wasn't as innocent in all this as everyone is making out to be. I'm not sayin that ANYBODY'S speculation is fact here. And AGAIN, I'm not sayin she deserved what happened. I'm just sayin.. If I was in a relationship and I got in my man's face every argument and even hauled off & slapped him a few times over a certain amount of time, should I be surprised if one random night my dude decided to punch me in my face?
But then again, she shouldn't be surprised.
I'm just sayin.
Do I think Rihanna deserved that shit? Fuck no. I'm just sayin.. there's a lot of speculation about shit that she did too that CB probably didn't deserve either. We don't know if it's true or not but based on a lot of fuzzy lines that we are unable to clear, we have no reason to judge.
And again, as much as you guys like to think, none of that is our damn business anyway. Sorry to burst ya'll bubbles.
- Essence shrug -
I mean, I'm just sayin..