Chris Brown continues to cause a commotion with his tattoo choices and CD releases.
As soon as Brown debuted his new tattoo, the world went into hysterics. What he thought was just a neck tat, turned into the biggest debate this week. Brown’s tattoo looks like the face of a battered woman and people are pissed since…well, you know, that whole, he beat Rihanna black and blue ordeal back in 2009. Many people have said it is stupid, disrespectful, and downright disturbing.
Brown’s rep released the following, “His tattoo is a sugar skull (associated with the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead) and a MAC cosmetics design he saw. It is not Rihanna or an abused woman as erroneously reported.”
The singer then defended himself on Twitter with a simple, “I’m an artist and this is art. Dia de los Muertos.”
While he’s been virtually vocal on the tattoo thing, he hasn’t spoken up about the warning labels that popped up on his latest CD, Fortune, in the UK.
One couldn’t miss the large labels that read, “WARNING. DO NOT BUY THIS ALBUM! THIS MAN BEATS WOMEN.”
A representative for the large music store, HMV said, “It was very much an isolated incident and nothing to do with HMV or representing our views. It would appear a member of the public popped into one of our stores yesterday and stickered a handful of CDs. These were spotted and quickly removed, but, before we could act, the individual concerned must have taken a photo and sent it to the media. To our knowledge there are no further stickers in our stores now.”
No one knows who put the stickers on the CDs at this point, but one thing’s for sure, although Rihanna has forgiven Brown…a lot of others still haven’t let it go….