Chris Brown may be one of the most talented artists of this generation, but he’s also one that brings a lot of controversies. While many of his songs provide the soundtrack bed for the content of many a social media user, one of his songs is bringing him heat for a lyric that it’s produced.
“Diggin’ it, then I’m lickin’ all on that […] put it right there/ Only wanna [have] the black [woman] with the nice hair,” Brown raps on his Indigo cut “Need A Stack”, featuring Lil Wayne and Joyner Lucas. The lyric many found to be tone-deaf and misogynistic, with ladies coming to social media to criticize the superstar. Chris, however, had no plans to back down from his statement or retract.
The singer replied saying people were tripping. Also, suggesting woman do not like men with messed up teeth, so he doesn’t see the problem having a preference. A plethora of others commented to Chris, trying to get a glimpse of clarification from the singer. “So is this considered a ‘preference’ or ‘discrimination,'” one fan wrote. “Listen we all have preferences I’ll give you that. Never will I discriminate against my own kind,” ending it with the hashtag “chris brown”.
Frustrated with all of the criticism, Brown responded to the comment with one of his own. “Weird a** angry people,” he wrote before accusing the women of looking like Budweiser frogs with skid row edges and low self-esteem.
Hopping into the conversation with a Chris Brown incident of her own pertaining to the song’s lyrics was Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Tokyo Vanity. Vanity chimed into The Shade Room’s comment section to share that his lyrical choice of words is not surprising to her and shouldn’t be to anyone else.
Vanity stated, “even though I’m blocked lmfao it prolly took y’all 4 yrs to find a dark skinned girl in his section …. you talking about one chick who he let in his section in Atlanta. I’m talking about THE RULES YOU HAD IN YOUR SECTION IN LA.”
“I’m not bashing you cause I dont give a… about your preference because in life we all have preference and are entitled to like what we like…. but keep it 100% slime ……. Lmfaooo AT THE CLUB IN LA YOUR SECTION RULES WAS NO DARKSKINNED AND YOUR SECURITY MADE SURE THEY LET THE [WOMEN] KNOW AND ENFORCES THAT …,” she continued saying. She also said that Chris’ security referred to them as “darkies.”
Upon receiving notice of the reality star’s comments, he retrieved a photo of Vanity and shared it to his Instagram stories, and wrote “Oooooh s– t!!!!!!! @tokyoxvanity Damn u fine babygirl let me take you to dinner,” as a subtle jab, which Vanity also took as such. “Stop playing with me,” she responded back. “that’s not funny. Second of all, I’m not even ya type.”
Vanity didn’t stop there, bringing up alleged drug use from the singer among other things. “you into things of light complexions…I’m just saying, Puerto Rican women, white women, Asian women. That’s all fine because that’s your preference and we all entitled to a preference […] all I’m doing is calling it like I see it.” Brown simply replied with another response on his Instagram story with the word “Dummies” and his song “Brown Girl” as the musical background.
Chris’s comments no doubt caused a stir, however, some fans took up for him, including celebrity counterparts. Comedian Lil’ Duval made a comment addressing the double standards when it comes to people sharing their preferences. Rapper T.I. chimed in agreeing with Duval, saying “excellent observation sir.”
Some fans also took the time to dig up old tweets directed towards women with lighter skin made from the reality star that seems to differ from her initial cause for upset. See below.