Chris Brown Blasts Best R&B Album Winner After Grammys Loss
Chris Brown seemed unimpressed at missing out on Sunday’s Best R&B Grammy, if his recent social media posts are to be believed.
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Glasper was the winner in the category, with the award being handed out in the hours leading up to the live broadcast of the 65th Grammy Awards, which took place at the Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles.
After it emerged that Glasper, 44, had left the winner, Brown, 33, took to his Instagram Story on Sunday to share a message emblazoned with the words: ‘Who the F*** Is Robert Glasper’ , to which he added a face with tears of joy emoji.
In an apparent reference to Glasper’s accomplished career as a pianist and musical arranger, Brown added in a follow-up post, “I need to improve my skills…I’m going to start playing the harmonica.”
Brown’s initial Glasper post was actually shared several days ago by the Grammy-winning musician himself.
On January 30, Glasper posted the comment to himself on his Instagram grid, adding in his caption that it was a question that had been asked recently.
“It has come to my attention that you all have questions about Who TF is Robert Glasper!” wrote the “Freeze Tag” hitmaker. “If you have questions, I have answers. Discover my stories to play the game!”
Glasper also celebrated her win on Sunday by sharing a series of congratulatory Instagram posts from friends and fans.
In November, Brown’s win at the American Music Awards — after her performance at the show was canceled at the last minute — split fans on Twitter.
During the live broadcast of the ceremony, there were audible boos from the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles when presenter Kelly Rowland announced that Brown had won the trophy for Favorite Male R&B Artist.
Rowland, 41, told the booed crowd to “relax”, before saying on behalf of the absent star: “I wanted to say to Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to tell him thank you for being an amazing performer.
“I will accept this award, bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations. And congratulations to all the nominees in this category,” Rowland added.
Virginia native Brown’s absence from the show came as a surprise, as he was scheduled to pay tribute to Michael Jackson on the night. The performance was canceled without a reason being shared publicly.
Brown has been the subject of contentious debates between fans and detractors over the years, not least because of the numerous incidents of violence involving women he has been linked to, including an altercation with his then-girlfriend Rihanna, 34. , in 2009.
In June 2017, Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, 34, obtained a five-year restraining order against him on charges that he was aggressive towards her and demanded the return of money and jewelry he had given her during their relationship.
As news of Brown’s win circulated on social media, a number of fans came to the singer’s defense, while others wrote that he shouldn’t have a platform anymore.
Following Brown’s February 2009 altercation with Rihanna, a photo showing her with severe bruising prompted public outcry and criminal charges against Brown, who later pleaded guilty to assault, ending her probation in March 2015.
Recalling the incident in a 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna said: “It was a strange and confusing space because, as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I had just felt like he made that mistake because he needed help and who’s going to help him? No one will say he needs help. Everyone will say he’s a freak.
Brown was arrested in January 2019 after a woman accused him of raping her at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Paris. However, he was released without any charges being brought against him. Brown said the incident didn’t happen, posting on Instagram, “This B**** Lyin.”
In 2018, a woman identified in court documents as “Cassandra” obtained a restraining order against Brown after she accused him of hitting and harassing her.