Chris Brown went to his Twitter account to respond the people who doubted whether he deserved to be at the show three years after he missed his scheduled performance because of his assault on then-girlfriend Rihanna on the eve of the 2009 awards.
“HATE ALL U WANT BECUZ I GOT A GRAMMY Now! That’s the ultimate F**K OFF!” Brown tweeted on Tuesday in a widely reported screed. A few minutes later the singer deleted the note but Mashable website managed to copy it before.
The site said that a trending topic during the Grammy show was “wife beater” in reference to Brown. “Strange how we pick and choose who to hate!” Brown reportedly wrote.
He continued: “Let me ask u this. Our society is full of rappers (which I listen to) who have sold drugs (poisoning). But yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do.”
“Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and learn from it, but still has to deal with day to day hatred! You guys love to hate!!! But guess what???” he added.
However, the insider told Radar Online that the singer was not the person who tweeted: “Brown didn’t Tweet that, someone does his postings to Twitter and when he saw that he ordered it taken down immediately,” the source claimed.
According to MTV, Brown’s reaction came after some celebrities expressed disappointment that the singer performed twice on the Grammy broadcast.
For example, Miranda Lambert wrote, “I don’t get it. He beat on a girl … not cool that we act like that didn’t happen.”
She said that Brown needed to listen to her track “Gunpowder and Lead” and “be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”
“Now…Bruno Mars…yes please!” she went on. “That rocked and also Adele…dug! And Jennifer Hudson! That’s real music. Kinda made up for all the suck.”
Later Lambert explained: “As for my tweets ‘it’s just one clowns opinion,’” she wrote. “I love music and that’s what it’s all about.”
Michelle Branch wrote: “Trying not to go off on a rant but…Chris Brown…*bites tongue* have we forgiven him?”
Sherri Shepherd: ‘Looks like all is forgiven w Chris Brown. That’s all I’ll say.’
The 22-year-old singer was charged for assault and making criminal threats after beating Rihanna, and has been trying to make a comeback ever since, says the New York Daily News.
So he took to the stage Sunday with a rousing performance of “Turn Up the Music,” from his upcoming album, and “Beautiful People,” from 2011’s “F.A.M.E.
In the academy’s defense, Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich said he was actually “kind of rooting for Brown.”
“I just believe people deserve a second chance,” he told reporters. “The year he had this year, really brought him back into the public. He really deserved a second chance.”
Recording Academy president Neil Portnow defended the decision on Monday, explaining the Academy’s voting helps dictate the content of the show.
“If we’re going to get in trying to personally evaluate artists in terms of their personal lives, that’s a slippery slope that we wouldn’t want to get into,” he said.