For a minute, it appeared as though things were beginning to improve for troubled R&B star Chris Brown. However, a recent run-in with a radio personality, culminated in the 20 year old lashing out at the station for not playing his music, and abruptly bringing the interview to an end. Check out the report via Contact Music, after the jump…
The singer has been attempting to rebuild his career after he was convicted of assaulting his ex-girlfriend Rihanna last year (09), but he marred a promotional appearance on Q94 WRVQ by swearing at host Kash and accusing the DJ of failing to play his records.
Kash played the pre-recorded interview back to listeners, and explained his surprise when Brown began shouting at him for no reason.
He said, “Chris Brown was going to come in today to do an interview to promote his concert… But before we could even get into the interview, homeboy starts yelling at me, wondering why we don’t play his records. And I said, Mr Chris Brown… you just don’t have any hits and that’s just the truth. You don’t have any hits right now.’ And… from there the whole interview just goes south.”
Brown is heard telling the DJ, “All I’m saying is that you don’t play my s**t. What number is it (my song) at? It don’t matter. Why am I even doing this interview? I ain’t doing this s**t.”
Kash later explained he received a number of phone calls from officials at Brown’s Jive record label apologising for the star’s behaviour.
He adds, “Shout out to every one at Jive for all of the apology phone calls I received for their artist acting like a diva. And I’m pretty sure I won the award for quickest interview ever.”
The DJ has also spoken out to dismiss claims he edited the audio to make the incident sound worse than it actually was.
In a post on his Twitter.com page, Kash writes, “For the record, my interview with Chris Brown was posted with the entire amount of audio I got minus dead air, I tightened it up for radio play. Apparently blogs are thinking I edited it to make homeboy look like a d**che, but no editing can create that level of d**che-bagery.”
I’m all for second chances and whatnot, but as an artist (particularly one in the predicament Chris is in) it really does pay to take it all on the chin and keep it moving. Yes, it must be personally frustrating that folk are STILL dwelling on the infamous Rihanna incident. But, that’s life. Actions like this only elongate his journey back to prominence. SMH…