Singer Lizzo is no stranger to controversy, and the latest source of anger for her critics is from her fellow musician Chris Brown.
Lizzo’s fans were outraged when video footage of her beating the “Look at Me Now” singer made its way to social media. Here’s what happened and how Lizzo fans are reacting.
Chris Brown has a controversial history with women
In 2016, Rolling stone Published an article titled, “Chris Brown’s History of Violence Against Women.” The report details every charge and allegation against Brown that involves physical abuse of women.
One of Brown’s most publicized incidents was the abuse of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. According to a Rolling Stone article, “The night before the Grammy Awards, where the couple was nominated for two awards each, the pair left a pre-Grammy party and got into a public brawl.
“Rihanna’s face and hands were covered with visible wounds and bruises. After Rihanna was hospitalized, she was charged with battery. Brown formally completed his probation in March 2015.
Lizzo slams “Deuce” singer
Despite Chris Brown’s violent history with women, Lizzo still seems to be a fan of the controversial singer. On Saturday, October 2, the “Rumors” singer posed with Brown backstage in Oakland, Calif., during a stop on the Millennium Tour. The Millennium Tour features several artists, including Omarion, Ashanti, Bow Wow, and more. Before the photo, Lizzo took a moment to tell Brown what a big fan she is.
In Video Circulating on social media, Lizzo, who is a vegetarian, asks Brown for a picture, “Can I have a picture with you because you are my favorite person in the whole world.” After posing for a solo photo with Brown, Lizzo and her friends rejoined for a group photo before the video ended.
Chris Brown’s crime got him banned from 2 countries
Some of Lizzo’s fans weren’t happy with her for supporting Chris Brown
Fans and critics of the “Rumors” singer were quick to comment on their disapproval of the video. Many were outraged that she supported an artist who had a long history of mistreatment of women.
“Lizzo what the f- this is,” said one commenter, while another wrote, “she was literally accused of s*xual + physical ab* use… how can you normally ignore that guy There’s a running red flag.”
Others were more supportive, saying the meeting was a good moment between the cast and that people like Brown can change. One such commenter said, “Love it!! Chris Brown is awesome. Lizzo is too. King and Queen keep going!! Everyone makes mistakes no matter how perfect the world pretends to be.” Another wrote, “Big up to Lizzo 4 Being one of the few people left in this world who understands that people change and grow! By believing in growth and God’s forgiveness you cancel culture #no faith in period can do
How to get help: In the US, call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or text START to 88788.