Chris Brown wins Best R&B Album after losing Grammys
Chris Brown seemed less than impressed that he missed out on winning Sunday’s Best R&B Grammy Award, judging from his recent social media posts.
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Glasper was the category winner, with the award being presented in the hours leading up to the live broadcast of the 65th Grammy Awards at the Crypto.com Arena in downtown Los Angeles.
After it was revealed that Glasper, 44, had left the winner, Brown, 33, took to his Instagram Story on Sunday to share a post with the words, “Who the heck is Robert Glasper,” to which he added a Face with tears of joy emoji.
In an apparent reference to Glasper’s successful 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 first post on Glasper was actually shared by the Grammy winner himself a few days ago.
On Jan. 30, Glasper posted the comment about himself on his Instagram grid, adding in his caption that it was a question that was asked recently.
“It has been brought 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. Check out my stories to play along!”
Glasper also celebrated his win on Sunday by re-sharing a series of congratulatory Instagram Story posts from friends and fans alike.
Back in November, Brown’s win at the American Music Awards — after his appearance on the show was canceled at the last minute — divided fans on Twitter.
During the live broadcast of the ceremony, there were audible boos from the audience at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles as host Kelly Rowland announced that Brown had won the Favorite Male R&B Artist trophy.
Rowland, 41, urged the booing crowd to “relax” before saying on behalf of the absent star: “I wanted to say Chris, thank you so much for making great R&B music and I want to.” thank him for being an incredible performer.
“I will accept this award – bring it to you. I love her. Congratulations. And congratulations to all of the nominees in this category,” added Rowland.
Virginia native Brown’s absence from the show came as a surprise as he was scheduled to perform a Michael Jackson tribute that night. The performance was canceled with no reason given.
Brown has been the subject of controversy between fans and critics over the years, not least because of the numerous incidents of violence involving women he has been associated with, including an altercation with then-girlfriend Rihanna, 34, in the year 2009
In June 2017, Brown’s ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, 34, received a five-year restraining order against him over allegations that he was aggressive towards her and demanded the return of money and jewelry he gave her during their relationship.
As news of Brown’s win broke on social media, some fans jumped in defense of the singer, while others wrote that he should no longer be given a platform.
Following Brown’s altercation with Rihanna in February 2009, a photo showing her severely bruised led to a public outcry and criminal charges for Brown, who subsequently pleaded guilty to the assault and completed his parole in March 2015.
In a 2012 interview with Oprah Winfrey, Rihanna recalled the incident, saying, “It was a weird, confusing space to be in, because as angry as I was, as angry and hurt and betrayed, I just had.” the feeling that he made this mistake because he needed help and who will help him? Nobody will say they need help. Everyone will say he’s a monster.”
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 charges being brought against him. Brown said the incident didn’t happen and posted “This B**** Lyin” on Instagram.
In 2018, a woman identified as “Cassandra” in court documents was granted a restraining order against Brown after she accused him of hitting and stalking her.
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