And that trajectory continued today, in the wake of remarks made by his one-time collaborator Tinashe.
The pair teamed up for the song ‘Player’ back in 2015 when they were labelmates on RCA Records.
Currently promoting her new album ‘BB/ANG3L,’ Tinashe stopped by the Zach Sang Show on amp Radio, where she plugged the project and reflected on her journey in music thus far.
The latter is where and how the singer appears to have sparked annoyance within Brown – and it wasn’t long before he let her know.
Full story below…
When discussing the lack of control she had at the start of her career relative to the freedom she enjoys today, Tinashe touched on how she was teamed with disgraced R&B star R. Kelly for a track she is now “embarrassed” by. She told Sang:
“You think I wanted to [do those songs]?” Tinashe said of their collabs. “I literally block out that R. Kelly song from my mind—I forget that it even exists.”
Adding that the Kelly pairing was “so embarrassing” and “unreal,” she continued:
“I was so young, too, which is crazy because I feel like I did that song when I just signed to that label. I was probably like 20.”
Agreeing with the host’s postulation that she must have really “lacked control in those situations,” the 30-year-old expanded to ruminate on her collaboration with C. Breezy. She said:
“Especially when it comes to singles. Like for example, that song with Chris [Brown], that was a song that… we all wanted it to be this big moment—this big single. So I feel like in [the label’s] mind, they were like, ‘You need the support.’ And [Chris] was like their biggest artist that they had on rhythmic radio at the time.
I was like, ‘Well, this is a pop song, so I really don’t feel like we should put Chris on it like that. I don’t like that. That doesn’t compute to me.’”
Taking to Instagram to voice his displeasure, Brown wrote:
“NAME 5 TINASHE songs or die….EVERYBODY DEAD.”
Continuing, the 34-year-old said:
“She full of day evil. Shawty career is nonexistent. What’s more embarrassing is that she worked with all these people and not one of us could save her career.”
It’s not the first time Brown and Tinashe have traded jabs.
Shoot…we liked ‘Player.’
In any case, check out the full interview below and let us know what your take on the shenanigans are!