Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran have remained single since calling off their longtime relationship last year, but it appears that Chris is eager to reunite with his former girlfriend after giving the model a shout-out in the remix version of his hit track, “Back To Sleep,” featuring Zayn Malik and Usher.
Chris Brown teased the exciting collaboration with Zayn and Usher via his Instagram account earlier this week, with the full version of the trio’s remix having dropped on SoundCloud early Saturday morning.
While the track features plenty of eyebrow-raising lyrics, it seems that fans are more focused on one of Chris Brown’s new verses for his “Back To Sleep” remix in which he openly admits to missing a former flame before shouting Karrueche Tran’s name at the end of his verse.
In the remix of “Back To Sleep,” Brown can be heard singing, “Now where you been, it’s been a year/Baby I ain’t seen you, you know I miss you/Baby let me love you back to sleep once more/And I know we don’t speak no more/But I just wanna tell you I’m sorry/For f***ing ’round with Keisha and MaKayla/For all the Georgia peaches in Decatur/For all these b****es in the elevator/I just want you to love me/Yeah, baby don’t test me/You know I’ll do it/You want me to say your name girl? / Okay, Karrueche.”
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It didn’t take long for fans to begin weighing-in on Chris Brown’s decision to name-drop Karrueche in his new song, with some arguing that Karrueche will be unimpressed with Brown’s attempt to reach out to her in his new song.
“If Chris Brown really gets Karrueche back because of that song then I’m gonna try to get my ex back, I’ll be inspired,” one fan writes while another adds, “Chris Brown need to leave Karrueche alone. How you have a whole baby on her and expect her to still take you back?”
While Karrueche has yet to respond to Chris Brown’s verse in the “Back To Sleep” remix, sources close to the model recently revealed to Urban Islandz that Karrueche is still bitter over the nature of her split from Chris Brown in 2015.
“Karrueche is still in love with Chris but he hurt her so much that her heart is turning into stone,” the source reveals, noting that Tran has been exploring her dating options since splitting from Brown but is still “too bitter to be in a relationship right now.”
As for Chris, the source explains that Brown is “stuck in fatherhood at the moment” but notes that both Chris and Karrueche “still love each other a great deal but are reluctant to act it.”
The news comes just one week after Chris Brown shot down rumors suggesting that he’s dating model Ammika Harris, who fans feel bears a striking resemblance to Karrueche Tran.
According to a screenshot obtained by The Shade Room, Chris Brown took to Instagram to respond to the Harris dating rumors while admitting that he’s taking time for himself before getting back into the dating scene.
“It’s funny that y’all want so badly for me to be dating someone,” Chris Brown responded to fans, “I’m in love with my daughter. Learning how to LOVE MYSELF before I can open those doors.”
While Brown hasn’t addressed his decision to name-drop Karrueche in his “Back To Sleep” remix, it appears that the “Loyal” singer isn’t giving up on his past relationship just yet.
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