Chris Brown is tired of being picked on. In the wake of his brawl with fellow singing superstar Frank Ocean, many in the media and general public have painted Brown as the “bad guy” — likely due to his reputation for anger management issues and history of violence. He most famously assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, he reportedly wrecked the green room and stormed out of the building after appearing on “Good Morning America” in 2011, and was involved in a nightclub melee with Young Money rapper Drake in the summer of 2012.
But Brown is apparently fed up with always being taken to task by the media. Shortly after the story of his fight with Ocean made headlines, he posted an image on Instagram to let the world know how he feels.
The image was of three men nailed to crosses — evoking the crucifixion of Jesus, who was executed with two other men crucified beside him.
Along with the image, was the caption: “Painting the way I feel today. Focus on what matters!”
Celebrities have a long history of portraying themselves as martyrs when they feel attacked by the press, and recording artists, in particular, have often used religious imagery to provoke their critics and to plead their case. Most often, it blows up in their faces.
So beware, Chris, you could only make things worse for yourself. Here are 10 of the most blasphemous moments in music history…