“#DONTCHECKONME from @chrisbrownofficial and me out now,” the 25-year-old captioned a photo of the cover art on Instagram on Thursday, June 27. “I had some things to say.”
Many fans took to social media to share their feelings on the matter. One person wrote, “Please stop working with abusers,” referring to the “With You” crooner’s controversial past including his previous sexual assault allegations. A second person echoed, “I’m so sad … Chris Brown is a bad man.” A third chimed in writing, “Boy, it’s 2019, and you’re still supporting that guy?”
This isn’t the first time the “What Do You Mean?” singer has supported his pal, either. On Friday, May 3, Justin shared a message about the dancer. “Everyone wants to wait ‘till people die to give them the credit they deserve,” the Canada native wrote in a caption of a meme comparing Chris’s talent to the late Michael Jackson and the late Tupac Shakur. “I’m calling it now when CB passed away after a long full life, you will miss what you had in front of you the whole time … trust, watch. You will see. The people who have overlooked this man’s talent because of a mistake he made … you need to reevaluate! Love you @chrisbrownofficial.”
The R&B star was so happy that the Biebs wrote that kind message. “I LOVE YOU, MAN! THANK YOU FOR BELIEVING IN ME. YOUR STAR SHINES SO BRIGHT, AND YOUR HEART IS UNMATCHED!” he wrote. “YOU ARE KING, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, YOU WERE PUT HERE TO INSPIRE AND CREATE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES, BRO! I’M WITH YA ‘TILL THE WHEELS FALL OFF AND WHEN THEY DO … WE GONE [sic] GET SOME NEW WHEELS.”
As fans recall, on February 8, 2009, Chris assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna in a car on the way to the pre-Grammys party. Then, in January, a 24-year-old woman claimed Chris had attached her in a hotel room in the Le Mandarin Oriental on the night of January 15. After Chris was released from custody following the accusations in Paris, Justin commented on a video of Chris dancing. “No one can touch you. You’re the GOAT,” Justin wrote.
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