Various entertainers took to Twitter to express their bitter outrage and disappointment about Chris Brown being allowed to perform at The Grammys.  Miranda Lambert was highly upset, stating, “How dang long did they give Nicki Minaj to do whatever that was? Strange. And Chris Brown twice? I don’t get it. He beat on a girl! Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”

“Gunpowder & Lead” was one of Lambert’s hits on her 2007 album “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.” The song spoke about a woman who gets ready to shoot and kill her abusive husband as soon as he’s released from jail. The lyrics state “He slap my face and he shook me like a rag doll, don’t that sound like a real man. I’m going to show him what a little girl’s made of: gunpowder and lead.”

I’m not here to judge, but her lyrics doesn’t suggest that she’s a Martin Luther King. Her song is clearly about violence that exceeds the domestic violence charges that Brown was charged for two years ago.

Lambert was just the first of many who were very disturbed by Brown’s presence at The Grammys.  Other stars went to Twitter as well to express their feelings about the issue.

“Are Chris Brown’s mom and dad CBS and Grammy Brown?” -Modern Family actor Eric Stonestreet.

“Chris Brown . . . people don’t forget! #chrisbrownbeatswomen!  If Chris Brown had worn a wife beater, the irony would eclipse the whole show.” -Reality star Jack Osbourne.

“Trying not to go off on a rant but . . . Chris Brown *bites tongue* have we forgiven him? #Grammys.”-Michelle Branch

Grammy producer Ken Ehrlich defended Brown saying that he was actually “kind of rooting for Brown. I just believe people deserve a second chance,” he told Gayle King on CBS This Morning. “The year he had this year really brought him back into the public. He really deserved a second chance.”

I agree 100% with the Grammy producer. People do deserve a second chance.  If Rihanna has forgiven him, and she was the one abused, then why can’t we? It’s time to MOVE ON! The pass is the pass for a reason, and it’s meant to be left in the past.  What he did doesn’t define who he is, and the longer people continue to throw it in his face, the harder it will be for him to heal and change.  Throwing dirt in his face will do nothing but anger him even more.  Let it go!

Brown will not be the first or last person that has put his hands on his girlfriend.  We have artists that degrade women, or offend others everyday with their lyrics, and I believe the emotional and mental abuse goes much further than the physical pain he caused one person!  I think artists that use the B*tch word in their lyrics are impacting a much larger audience consistently. I believe that artists who sell sex in their music when they know that young people are looking up to them are creating a great impact. I believe that performances like that of Nicki Minaj that attacked a religion is creating a greater impact, and all of those who have these greater impacts are hurting more people, but no one’s talking about banning them from The Grammys! If Brown is to be banned from The Grammys, then almost every rapper needs to be banned from The Grammys.

Brown was a young at the time of the incident, and made a huge mistake. I’m not defending what he’s done, but I am saying it’s time to move on and leave him alone. Rather than criticize him, how about people pray for him, reach out to him and help him.  Kobe and Tiger Woods cheated on their wives, and I’m sure their emotional scars will heal at a much slower rate than Rihanna’s physical bruises healed, but no one has suggested that they stop playing for the league. Kevin Federline, Woody Allen, Arnold Schwarzenegger, David Letterman, Jack Nicholson, and several others have cheated, but they’ve been forgiven, and they are much older than Chris! So again, why shouldn’t he be forgiven?

I think everyone needs to worry about themselves, and stop pretending that they are perfect.  People only magnify the wrongs of others to keep the focus off of what they’re doing.  Jesus once said “Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.” I don’t believe anybody who had anything to say is perfect, and therefore, they shouldn’t be saying anything.

He is an artists and his music brought him to the public eye, and should keep him in the public eye.  His personal life shouldn’t be the focal point of people’s attention.  What happens in his personal life behind closed doors is his business. If you have nothing to say about his music, then keep it to yourself. He is a person, and as a human being, like everyone else, he has flaws.  Let’s help him better his flaws, as we better our own. Case Closed!

We just want to congratulate Brown on his new Grammys, and wish nothing but the best for him!

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  1. Anonymous says:

    good article….he has paid his dues BUT his performance at the Grammy’s was suspect—not sure if he should have been allowed to perform 2x….not good BUT he has paid his dues!!


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