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Kelly Rowland Addresses Backlash Over Chris Brown Instagram Controversy

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Chris Brown performs onstage during “We Can Survive, A Radio.com Event” at The Hollywood Bowl on October 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
(Oct. 19, 2018 – Source: Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America)

*Singer Kelly Rowland is speaking out about the backlash she faced after praising Chris Brown on social media — a moment she says was taken out of context.

“I think I commented on something about him breaking a hit record or something and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, love you, Chris.’ That was it,” Rowland said in an interview on BuzzFeed News’ morning show, AM to DM.

“And next thing I knew, I came up under all this scrutiny the next day that I’m waking up, and I’m like, Wait, wow,” she continued. “They hate me, they hate me. I’m like, OK, I don’t know why.”

Unbeknownst to Rowland, at the time she posted, Brown was being slammed for lyrics to one of the songs on his latest album, “Indigo.”

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On “Need a Stack,” featuring Lil Wayne and Joyner Lucas, Brown sings, “Only wanna fuck the black b*****s with the nice hair.”

Folks accused Rowland of supporting colorism because her comment praising Brown was ill-timed — but she says she was simply trying to show some love to a fellow artist.

Rowland’s comment also came when Brown was accused by “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tokyo Vanity of refusing to let dark skin women party with him in his VIP section.

“This man wouldn’t even let you in the club,” one critic wrote on Twitter to Rowland.

“We’re so quick to crucify each other when we don’t know the backstory of anything, so we also have to be careful of things like that as well,” Kelly told BuzzFeed News.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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