Chris Brown has been one of the top celebrities of the new millenium. Like the late Michael Jackson his music brought him to the spotlight and scandal surely followed.
One of the biggest involving his ex girlfriend Rihanna. One pre Grammy night and a fight in a Lamborghini in 2009 changed their lives forever. With a global camera on them there were many speculations of the events and characterizations of the parties involved. When the story broke Rihanna did receive some negative backlash. Possibly due to other females from West Indian cultures that are aware of some of the negative actions they take in their personal relationships that are culturally ok. In 2012, Rihanna had an interview with the Queen of daytime talkshow, Oprah to tell her side. This interview gained her more sympathy than she ever had before with her honesty. One thing Rihanna touched on was Chris committing those acts and being viewed as a monster. Instead of a person that needs help.
After several court cases, private moments, and success in between Chris Brown opens up about it all in his new documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life
“Chris Brown is speaking out in his new documentary, Welcome To My Life. This compelling one-night event moves beyond the spotlight and past the attention-grabbing headlines to give the pop superstar a chance to tell his own story. New interviews with international phenomenon reveal long-awaited answers about his passion for making music, his tumultuous and much publicized relationships, and the pitfalls of coming of age in the public eye. Also included is new concert footage, behind-the-scenes access, and special interviews from Usher, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled, Mary J Blige, Mike Tyson, Rita Ora, Jamie Foxx, Terrence Jenkins and more.”
The documentary was a one night a premiere on June 8th and featured an encore June 21. You can rent or buy the full documentary online. Here’s a brief clip of his accounts of that night.
Violence is not ok, but in most situations conflict arises out of hurt people that are unable to put their emotions aside to communicate a resolution. Chris Brown is not the first or only person to assault a spouse. Everyday in America every 20 minutes domestic violence occurs. The most common age of domestic violence is between 18- 24. 1/3 women and 1/4 men have been victims of domestic violence in their lifetime. Just because they are celebrities, that does not make them the poster board for scrutiny that a lot of people suffer with. There are men in the world that are more heinous with no regard that need to be held accountable for their actions like the video below.
Kids growing up around domestic violence does effect actions they take later in life. Domestic violence has been linked to suicide and depression. There is a disconnect between men and women that leads to violence that should not be ignored.