Russell Simmons defends Chris Brown

Russell Simmons defends Chris Brown

Chris Brown appeared on Good Morning America recently to promote his new album, F.A.M.E., but instead, all he proved was that he is the same violent self-entitled jerk that he always was. His fans will say that we should leave the Rihanna incident in the past, and we were really trying to do that. But with Chris’ recent outburst, he is making it harder and harder to do just that.

Since he tossed a chair at a window in his dressing room, ABC has decided to invite Chris back for another interview. Even worse, they have no plans to cancel his upcoming performance on Dancing With The Stars. Now, mogul Russell Simmons is adding his two cents into the mix.

In a new blog post on GlobalGrind, Russell is defending Chris. He is actually comparing Chris Brown to some Disney kids who were given “breaks”. Read on:

Chris is suffering from the same thing that almost every young star has gone through, including the Disney kids. Having lost control, some of these young artists, sometimes, do an unspeakable thing at a moment in time. And they pay the price. But, as my team and I have written repeatedly on my site, what’s not fair is artists paying the price of the sins in their young lives for the rest of their lives. Again, and again, and again. That’s just not fair. If we insisted on that, there would be no art. There would be only shame; there would be no learning, no redemption, there would be no road for millions of fans to travel the journey of the artist to enlightenment. It would negate the very purpose of art itself which is to reconcile, through a redeeming journey, the intractable contradictions in life and society. This is something I have fought for all my life.

And, you know, Disney kids are allowed a little bit more of a break. Sometimes you have to even feel sorry for them. Not that the media didn’t continue to drive Britney Spears freakin’ crazy. Not that the media doesn’t mess with Miley Cyrus every day. Not that the media doesn’t stalk Lindsay Lohan. I’m just saying, give this man a break. I spoke to him last night for a long time and I know how good of a young man he is. He’s having the same type of struggles that all those other Disney kids have and all the other people who have instant fame…and because of that one regretful incident, no one will give him a break.

Can we stop kissing this guy’s butt already?!?? When are we going to realize that there are a ton of other artists out there who have a ton more talent than this twit?!?

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