After R&B crooner Chris Brown made an appearance in front of a reported 18,000 fans on NBC morning program The Today show as part of its Summer Concert Series this past Friday (July 15), rival network FOX News was critical of the station and singer based on Brown’s 2009 domestic dispute with then-girlfriend pop songstress Rihanna.
Over the weekend, FOX host Laura Ingraham in a clip offered quips on Brown’s turbulent past and saying that Americans were “disgusted” by his actions while criticizing his top billing on morning show's stages. Chris Brown tweeted angrily in response to the report over the weekend.
“People really should grow up sometimes! I guess the next story they make up will say "chris brown paid the fans to come! #stopit5 hahaha..,” tweeted Brown on Saturday (July 16). He followed up that post with, “Running bogus and pointless stories don't matter! My fans prove that everyday and the haters just look old as F**k !”
Brown fired off a few more tweets before thanking his followers on Twitter for supporting him and giving a shout out to his “Team Breezy” fans. It now appears that 50 Cent is also part of the team as well after firing off a supportive tweet of his own late Sunday evening.
“I just saw a clip on FOX news Hating on NBC for having chris brown on unbelievable. I'm never watching that again. He paid for his mistake #!@%*# holes,” tweeted 50 Cent. Brown responded to 50 a bit later with, “don't worry bro.. They mad because of the level of real people who live in this world. Not to mention their ratings probably sucked.”
Neither star has addressed FOX News since last night regarding the airing of the clip.
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