I've also worked at the London Olympics! That was pretty tight.
Chris Brown did an interveiw with Jet magazine that ruffled a few feathers.
Here's what he said that is causing so much controversey:
Anybody with a voice – Tupac, Michael Jackson, the Notorious B.I.G. – gets formatted…except maybe for Jay Z, who is accepted by White America because he shakes hands and kisses babies. No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that [Jay Z] stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.
Needless to say, some people saw this as Chris complaining (again) that the media won't drop the Rihanna incident.
Wendy Williams has had enough. Watch and read what she said about this below and tell me... do you agree with her? Did she go too hard on him?
Chris is blaming his rocky relationship with the media on racism. He says that Jay Z is one of the few black artists who seems to get treated fairly by the media. He also went on to say, “[Jay Z] is accepted by White America because he shakes hands and kisses babies. No disrespect, because I’m a fan, but nobody brings up the fact that he stabbed somebody and sold drugs. He gets a pass.” Okay, I remember when he stabbed Un. He was mildly famous at that particular time. A lot of you all didn’t know who he was at that time but he was big here in New York and he stabbed this guy named Un. It did get swept under the rug.
Also the drug dealing and stuff…to my best knowledge that was before we even knew him as a Jay or a Z, Chris. You are less than smart for trying to blame Jay Z. You need to blame yourself young man. You’re a woman beater, you’re disrespectful, you threw a chair out of the window of “Good Morning America”…what ever happened to that cute young man that used to dance for the Doublemint gum? What ever happened to him? Now I get it, all boys grow up. A boy grows into a man, but you look like a junkie. That’s what I’m gonna say. You’ve got those nasty tattoos, you’re way too skinny. You don’t seem to have respect for much at all. You beat the stew out of Rihanna and you’re with that Koochie Crayon right now. I gotta tell you something, Rihanna is good but the Rihanna she’s become is a little too edgy if you’re looking to change around your image and you want to be treated the way Jay Z [is treated].
Why don’t you go out with a nice girl named Mallory or something? It helps Jay Z’s image that Jay Z is very cognizant of his image, but it also helps a lot that he’s with a nice girl named Sasha Fierce. And please don’t Twitter war me because I don’t bark back. So please save your Twitter war rant, young man.”
(Start around the 5:00 mark.)
BTW, I have a feeling this was Chris Brown's response: