Chris Brown recently posted proof that he had completed a year-long domestic violence course as part of his sentence for assaulting Rihanna. But despite getting glowing reviews from the judge in his case, Brown proved this week that he can still get a bit hot under the collar when it comes to certain subjects.
According to reports, on Wednesday, the "Deuces" singer got charged up when former B2K singer Raz-B tweeted a comment critical of Brown. After posting a dozen messages declaring his admiration of Rihanna, he wrote of her ex, "I'm just sittin here thinking how can n---as like [Eric Benet] and [Chris Brown] disrespect women as intelligent as Halle Berry, Rihanna."
Brown quickly shot back, tweeting, "N---a you want attention! Grow up n---a!!! Di-- in da booty ass lil boy."
The harsh comments were an apparent allusion to allegations Raz-B made — and later retracted — that B2K manager Brian Stokes had molested him. Several other homophobia-tinged responses followed, but, unlike in the past when Brown went into Internet silence after making heated statements, he vowed that this time he would not delete his Twitter account.
"I was minding my damn business and Peter pan decides to pop off!!!" Brown wrote. "I'm not mad though!!! I'm just not silent nor am i one of these scary R&B cats!!" In light of the harsh statements, Brown followed up by writing, "I'm not homophobic! He's just disrespectful!!!"
Raz didn't hold his fire, either, responding, "When I need tips on how to demolish my career I'll call ya!!!!" He then following up with several more jabs at Brown's career, which took a hit in the wake of the Rihanna assault. "I love how u resort 2 disrespectful low brow tactics when u clearly sabotaged ur own career by beating women."
The ugly back-and-forth continued, with Brown assuring his gay fans that he loves them, saying that "this immature act is not targeted at you!!!!" Brown continued to try and change the tenor of the talk, posting early Thursday morning, "LOVE ALL MY SUPPORTERS and people who know my heart. HOMOPHOBE? c'mon, find a better tactic. that's pure ignorance and stupidity. i love everyone."
Brown was sentenced to a domestic violence course in August 2009 after he reached a plea deal with Beverly Hills prosecutors in the wake of his felony conviction on charges of assault against then girlfriend Rihanna. The singer was required to take the once-a-week class for one year, sentenced to 180 days of community labor, placed on five years of probation and issued a stay-away order from Rihanna.
"I have enough self-respect and decency to be proud of accomplishing this DV class," Brown tweeted last week about the end of his domestic violence classes. "Boyz run from their mistakes. Men learn from them!!! thx."
The singer is due back in court on January 28 for his next status hearing.