Chris Brown is doubling up on releases this year, finally confirming a drop date for his long delayed X album, and announcing that he and Tyga will roll out their Fan of a Fan 2mixtape this summer.
As is often the case with Breezy though, there’s at least one big hiccup: he’s accusing his former manager of leaking music.
Brown has been teasing his X album for some time now, dropping a couple of singles and revealing features last year, but it will finally arrive this spring.
“‘X’ is by far my best album yet…. Setting the date for MAY 5,” he tweeted this weekend, along with cover art.
After that, he and Tyga will release Fan of a Fan 2, the follow-up to their successful 2010 mixtape, which spawned hits like “Deuces.” They kicked things off by dropping the new singles “Bitches” and “Do It” this week.
It certainly seems like Brown is setting the stage for a big year, after completing his stint in rehab, but he’s also dealing with a pretty big road bump. He followed the album announcement by sharing on Twitter that his former manager has been up to some shady business.
“My old manger is leaking my NEW album music and refuses to give me my back up hard drive to sabotage my album. That’s F’d up G!” he wrote, later deleting that initial tweet and adding, “Snakes in the grass….. Just stay positive.”
Snakes in the grass….. Just stay positive
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) February 23, 2014
Well, if his entire album doesn’t hit the Internet months ahead of May 5, producer Eric Bellinger, who crafted the singles “Fine China” and “Love More,” thinks there’s plenty to look forward.
“I feel like Chris is dope because he’s really, really versatile,” Bellinger told MTV News in January. “And he’s just growing a fan base to where his sound could be international, it could be ‘hood, it could be pop, it could be R&B, it could be rap; so it’s definitely a bunch of different sounds… he’s been perfecting them.”