According to TMZ, Chris Brown appeared on Good Morning America to promote his new album F.A.M.E. While participating in an interview with Robin Roberts, Chris Brown is rumored to have broke a window while removing his shirt after being asked questions about ex-girlfriend Rihanna. Robin Roberts reports that Chris Brown knew about the questions before hand, so perhaps this rumored outburst was sparked for a different reason. Everyone is human, Let’s keep Chris Brown in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time as you read on.
new “S&M” video dropped Tuesday. In 24 hours it was banned in 11 countries. Find out what the director has to say about her creation and all of the attention that it’s getting.
“When I go out to make something, I kind of go out with the intention to get it banned — [well] not to get it banned, I always want my stuff played — but to make something provocative,” Matsoukas told MTV News. “So when you do something that’s provocative, that’s usually a repercussion. It’s gonna be talked about or banned or slandered in some way. But it’s making an effect and people are having a dialogue about it, so, to me, that’s successful.”
For Matsoukas, it’s the video’s harshest critics who are the most amusing.
“I mean, the song is called ‘S&M’!” she laughed. “So I think that the imagery follows suit with what the song is. I wouldn’t play down the imagery for a song that’s so strong. It makes sense to develop it further and really take it there. So if they don’t want to play it, [fans] can watch it somewhere else.”
One of those places airing the video uncensored is MTV. Matsoukas, who previously directed Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” and “Rockstar 101″ clips and Beyoncé’s “Why Don’t You Love Me,” said it’s the first time MTV hasn’t requested changes to one of her videos.
“I haven’t talked to Rihanna about the controversy,” Matsoukas said. “But she was happy that MTV had no changes, and she was definitely like, ‘See? We made it through!’ Because the whole time we were like, ‘If we use ball gags and we show this, are they gonna play it?’And we just went for it and didn’t care, and people seem to be embracing that.”
Rihanna and Chris Brown are back in court — under slightly less aggressive circumstances.
Nearly two years after Brown beat then-girlfriend Rihanna bloody and sent her to the emergency room, he is seeking to have her restraining order against him lifted, Radar Online reports.
His attorney, Mark Geragos, said that the restraining order, “makes it difficult at award shows and such,” (both are nominated for multiple Grammys) and pointed out that Brown hadcompleted the required 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling, as well as 582 of his required 1400 hours community service, which he began by cleaning a horse stable.
It’s been a long road back for both stars since the beating. After briefly reuniting — which Rihanna later confessed was embarrassing, as he had been violent on multiple occasions — she came out with an album filled with emotional songs about the incident, and spoke to GQ about the beating in December of 2009, saying she had finally let go.
For a time, she dated LA Dodgers star Matt Kemp, though the relationship ended this winter.
Brown has had a harder time getting back in the public’s good graces; his emotional, tear-filled breakdown during a Michael Jackson tribute performance drew criticism, while more recently, he got into a Twitter fight in which he used homophobic epithets.
For more on the case in court, click over to Radar Online.