Chris Brown decided to show affiliation with the Bloods gang while painting a graffiti mural in Hawaii. The mural featured several monster-like figures and one cop’s car. But under the painting were the words “Fruits Piru.” Piru is a set of the Bloods gang.
Brown also represented the gang during a tweet in which he called out Jay-Z for not allowing Beyonce to collaborate on a song with him. Brown wrote in a tweet, “Beyonce. U might as well go ahead and do this collar. JAY might have a problem wit it, but this Piru!”
Although it’s not illegal to join a gang, it’s odd for a celebrity to join a gang after leaving a life of poverty behind. Along with Brown, there are several black celebrities who have decided to join gangs.
It shows a lack of judgement because the celebrity gang banger can influence their young fans to become intrigued by gang culture. However, they have the luxuries to distant themselves from the harsh realities of being a gang member.
Brown’s painting is below: