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Chris Brown Lashes Out At Chvrches After They Call Out His Abusive Past

Chris Brown: "These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus."

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Chris Brown has lashed out at Scottish band Chvrches after they expressed disappointment that one of their recent collaborators, Marshmello, was working with the disgraced R&B singer.

— Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault. — 

Last week, the trio posted a statement across their socials condemning Marshmello’s decision to work with Brown and Tyga on a new track called ‘Light It Up.’

“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” they wrote. “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”

To refresh your memory: In 2009 Brown was arrested for the assault of his then-girlfriend, Rihanna. He completed probation on that sentence in 2015, but he has been pursued by numerous other charges since, including a civil suit by a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by him on his property.

Recently, he was arrested in Paris after a woman filed an aggravated rape charge against him — the investigation is ongoing.

Tyga, meanwhile, made headlines in 2015 for writing sexually explicit lyrics that appeared to reference his relationship with Kylie Jenner — who was 17 at the time. The track, ‘Pleazer’, featured the lyric: “T nasty, ’bout to catch a felony for it/Vagina juice like orange juice in the mornin’.”

Yesterday Brown has it back at Chvrches in a comment on one of their Instagram posts, writing that the band are a “bunch of losers.” “These are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” he wrote. “Keep groveling over you own insecurities and hatred.”

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Over the last week, Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry has also shared some of the horrific abuse she has received as a result of the band’s initial post.

 

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“Angry men on the internet can call me all the names they want,” she wrote on Instagram. “I still think domestic abuse is wrong. Peace out, internet. Tomorrow is a brand new day.”


If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000.

Men can access anonymous confidential telephone counselling to help to stop using violent and controlling behaviour through the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491.