[artist id="1961441"]Chris Brown[/artist] has drawn fire from the media and from fans for the photos of him that emerged over the weekend buzzing around in Miami on a jet ski during what was called his “reconciliation” weekend with girlfriend Rihanna .
And in a recently posted video, [artist id="1270"]Usher[/artist] joins the criticism of Brown, who is slated to face charges on Thursday for the alleged incident on February 8, in which he is reported to have battered Rihanna on a Los Angeles street.
In a video posted by producer [artist id="450135"]Jermaine Dupri[/artist], Usher says that instead of riding around on jet skis, the 19-year-old singer should “have some remorse” for the alleged incident. The comments in the clip, part of JD’s “Living the Life” series, were recorded on Monday, according to comments from Usher, who is shown huddled around a laptop discussing a series of photos with some other men in a recording studio.
“I’m a little disappointed in this photo,” Usher says about the shots of Brown, as singer/songwriter Johnta Austin bounces around the room and makes some off-color jokes about boxing. “After the other photo [of Rihanna's bruised face posted by TMZ last month]? C’mon, Chris. Have a little bit of remorse, man. The man’s on jet skis? Like, just relaxing in Miami?”
The comments are a rare moment of near-seriousness in the eight-minute video, which primarily features the three clowning in the studio with friends and talking about a recent photo of Christina Milian.
On Monday, public-relations guru Howard Bragman said the images of Brown relaxing and playing in the midst of the reported reunion with Rihanna would not have been “the first image I would want out there of him,” and a number of the hundreds of readers who responded to the initial news that Brown and Rihanna were at a Miami home owned by Diddy spending their first weekend together since the alleged incident, agreed.
Usher’s rep could not be reached for comment at press time.