Chris Brown has been the unofficial bad boy of the music industry ever since he pleaded guilty to assault charges against his former girlfriend, Rihanna, in 2009. Since then, Brown has worked diligently to redeem his image in the public eye. Though he’s been successful enough to regain chart success, Brown still has had a number of high-profile media incidents that have kept him locked into his bad boy image, much to his chagrin. But Brown may have found a remedy to his problems. The singer recently announced that he will not participate in any interviews during 2012.
In an interview with Billboard, Brown’s manager, Tina Davis, explained that the singer won’t be doing any interviews and will instead “concentrate on performing and recording …”
“We’re not trying to be rude, selfish or disrespectful to anyone in anyway. If people are going to judge anything, judge him for his talent,” said Davis.
Through Brown won’t be appearing in any magazine or blogs, or even doing any TV interviews, fans will be happy to know that he will make a return to the Grammy Awards this year, after three-year absence from the show.
“Chris has grown tremendously as a person, and an artist from that time in his life. [He] has complied with all terms of his probation and has completed most of his court-ordered community service. He has been a model probationer, but more importantly, Chris accepted responsibility for what he did. … Chris took that experience and vowed to learn from it and become a better person, and he was thrilled and truly humbled that he was nominated for three Grammys. Chris absolutely plans on attending the Grammys and is in talks with producers of the show to possibly perform,” said a source close to Brown.
Well, it may be strange not to see Brown doing interviews for the next 12 months, but it’s not that surprising that he would make that decision, considering the numerous amounts of bad press he’s received in the last year alone. It’s obvious that Brown’s violent past is still a hot topic among media outlets and like his manager says, perhaps it’s time for Brown to allow the world to see him simply for his music instead of his controversial moments. And below are five of his most controversial media moments over the past year. –nicholas robinson