Chris Brown is no stranger to using past relationships as inspiration for his music, but it looks like Chris Brown fans are not happy with the singer’s decision to reportedly dedicate a new track from his Royalty album to ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran.
On Monday, a reported official tracklist for both the standard and deluxe editions of Chris Brown’s highly anticipated Royalty album appeared online, teasing two previously announced features while also including singles “Back To Sleep,” “Fine By Me,” “Zero,” and “Liquor.”
- “Back To Sleep”
- “Fine By Me”
- “Wrist” (Feat. Solo Lucci)
- “Make Love”
- “Picture Me Rollin'”
- “Who’s Gonna (NOBODY)”
- “Little Bit”
- “No Filter”
- “Little More (Royalty)”
Deluxe Bonus Tracks
- “Day One”
- “Blow It In The Wind”
- “U Did It” (Feat. Future)
In addition to the singer’s newest singles, Chris Brown is also including four bonus songs for the deluxe version of Royalty, one of which includes a feature from Future for their collaborative track “U Did It,” Hot New Hip Hop reports.
While Chris Brown fans are eager for Royalty’s release on December 18, it appears some fans aren’t too happy, with rumors suggesting that one of Brown’s deluxe bonus tracks, “KAE,” is dedicated to model Karrueche Tran.
Chris Brown has not been shy about referencing his past relationship with Karrueche Train in his music, most recently releasing a new song titled “The Breakup” on his surprise-release mixtape Before the Party on Black Friday.
In addition, Chris Brown took to Instagram last week to tease several of his impending tracks from Royalty, one of which appears to be aimed at ex-girlfriend Karrueche.
In one now-deleted clip, Chris Brown can be seen mouthing along to lyrics, “I remember when we used to be in love / Now you’re in Hollywood, tryna get your name up / Now when I look at you, all I see is a stranger,” prompting Karrueche Tran to respond to Brown’s apparent diss with her own video asking, “To be petty… or to not be petty? That is the question.”
While it’s unclear if “KAE” will come in the form of a diss track or will rather be another heartfelt ballad similar to “The Breakup,” Chris Brown’s fans took to Twitter to weigh in on the alleged Karrueche-inspired track.
However, some fans appear to be less-than-impressed with Chris Brown’s “KAE” bonus track, with one fan explaining, “Chris Brown has a song called ‘KAE’ on his new album. Hun. Just let go.”
The news comes just days after Chris Brown briefly opened up about his former romance with Karrueche Tran in an interview with Hot 97’s Nessa.
When asked if Karrueche Tran hurt his feelings when she claimed that she can’t get modeling or acting gigs because of her association with Brown, Chris Brown explained, “I’m going to be honest with you, if it did hinder anybody’s job, anything that I have done with anybody, I make my mistakes and I am totally in acceptance of any wrongs that I have done.”
Chris Brown continued, “But I just can only wish and hope for the best for that person and everybody else whoever I’ve messed up their lives or jobs or hindered…whatever the case may be, it’s just more blessings and success to them.”
Chris Brown’s new album, Royalty, is currently available for pre-order and will be available beginning on December 18.
What do you think of the rumors suggesting that Chris Brown has a new song dedicated to Karrueche Tran on Royalty?
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