With reporting by Sway Calloway
Is Chris Brown gang affiliated? New reports claim that his alleged ties to the Bloods in Los Angeles is causing his family to worry, but the X singer told MTV News that he's not involved with any crews.
"When you're in L.A. and you're around people, you meet everybody -- you meet Crips, you meet Bloods, especially in this industry that I'm in," he told MTV News during a sit-down on September 11. "I'm not in the country world, I'm not in the all-the-way pop world. [When] you're in hip-hop, all of that meshes."
Back in July, TMZ posted a video of Brown throwing up gang signs and reported that he had ties to the Fruits Piru gang. On Monday (September 29)TMZ reported that Chris Brown's mother and his girlfriend, Karreuche, have asked his therapist to advise him against running in gang-affiliated circles, for the sake of his career and well-being.
Breezy tells a completely different story, though.
"I'm cordial," he said of his relationship with gang members.
Additionally, TMZ says the LAPD has reached out to club owners in Los Angeles to dissuade them from booking Chris Brown for shows. They claim that the violence following some of his performances have been triggered by members of his entourage.