Chris Brown’s Documentary Talks About Rihanna Assault, Because He’s Still A Garbage Human
Chris Brown, woman batterer, is releasing a new documentary entitled Welcome to My Life. It would be difficult to not touch on Rihanna in a Chris Brown documentary, but there’s something about Brown hinging his trailer his domestic abuse scandal that just doesn’t sit right with me. It’s as if he’s saying “Yes, we all know I’m a scumbag — but don’t you want to pay to watch me talk about it?”.
The documentary is being marketed as Brown’s first time opening up about his side of the 2009 assault that left Rihanna with a black eye, bruises, and swollen face. “I went from being on top of the world, number one songs, being kind of like America’s sweetheart to being public enemy number one,” says Brown, for the love of god I hope pulling on nobody’s heartstrings. Wow, Chris: When you beat a woman, people get mad about it. (Actually, often they don’t.)
Rihanna and Brown’s relationship is described as “magical,” a “fairytale,” and “real-life rockstars” in the trailer. These princely qualities didn’t stop Brown from beating his girlfriend, although he works up some quotes about how bad he felt. “I felt like a fucking monster,” he says in the trailer. “I was thinking about suicide and everything else. I wasn’t sleeping, I wasn’t eating. I just was getting high.”
If you remember, Rihanna herself stayed with Brown immediately following the arrest. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said she felt “protective” of him — until the situation got so bad that she had to get out. “I felt that people didn’t understand him,” she said. “But you know, you realize after a while that in that situation you’re the enemy. You want the best for them, but if you remind them of their failures, or if you remind them of bad moments in their life, or even if you say I’m willing to put up with something, they think less of you — because they know you don’t deserve what they’re going to give. And if you put up with it, maybe you are agreeing that you [deserve] this, and that’s when I finally had to say, ‘Uh-oh, I was stupid thinking I was built for this.’ Sometimes you just have to walk away.” If Rihanna summoned the strength to walk away from Chris Brown, we can summon the strength to walk away from this documentary. (And maybe feel free to avoid his music too.)
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