R&B singer Chris Brown has released a new video of his song “Picture Me Rollin'” off his new album Royalty. Two unlikely stars to be featured in the video are Kourtney Kardashian’s ex Scott Disick and Khloe Kardashian’s ex French Montana, according to People.
The video, according to Direct Lyrics, is a continuation of the previous video for the song “Anyway” and was uploaded to the video site Vimeo when VEVO was experiencing technical difficulties. It begins with 26-year-old Brown having an argument in his car with a girlfriend about him punching another man for hitting on her. Disick’s cameo comes soon after, as he stands in a parking lot with scantily dressed women sitting on the hoods of some cars.
“Chris, yo, you gotta come over here,” Disick tells the singer over the phone. “I really can’t f**k all these b***hes without you.”
Rapper A$AP Rocky also makes a cameo, and Disick appears again towards the end of the video. In this scene, he is defending Brown, who is threatened by another man. This comes days after it was revealed that Disick has struggled with the news that Kourtney Kardashian was reportedly involved in a romance with Justin Beiber.
Business Standard reports that other songs from the new album to receive music videos were “Liquor,” “Zero,” “Fine By Me,” “Back to Sleep,” and “Wrist” featuring Atlanta-based rapper Solo Lucci.
Royalty is to be released on Friday following many delays. In true Chris Brown fashion, the album has not been without controversy.
According to the International Business Times, rumors suggest that the song “Kae,” about a girl lying and not being there for the R&B singer, was meant as a slam toward his ex-girlfriend, actress Karrueche Tran.
“People will make and use their own opinion,” he said declaring that the song wasn’t not meant as an attack. “The song is saying that the relationship is no more.”
It was also reported that Keyshia Cole had offered to duet multiple times with Brown on her next album. She took to Twitter to air her frustrations with him but to also praise him for growing as an artist.
It is said that Brown has assessed his reputation for the sake of his daughter, Royalty, after whom the new album is named. The mother of Royalty is Nia Guzman.
“I love being a father, you know, and at the same time, there were certain wrongs and certain rights that I did do,” he said in an interview for Notion magazine. “I might’ve hurt some people along the way.”
Hurt he did. Despite finding continued success with his music, Brown says people don’t take much notice of it. Instead, they focus on his career lows and run-ins with the law, particularly his 2009 assault of ex-girlfriend Rihanna.
“I’ve made mistakes, I’ve judged people who made mistakes and they judge me back,” said Brown. “The mindset I was in when I was younger, it was full of arrogance like, ‘Yeah I’m an a**hole like, so f**k it, I got money like,’ and you know, at the end of the day everybody knows right from wrong.”
Advanced reviews for the album have been mixed. Glenn Gamboa of Newsdaydescribes the album as “both bland and controversial.”
“His strategy is definitely flawed,” said Gamboa, noting that it’s hard to feel sympathy for Brown. “The music is so bland that Brown feels that he has to swear and say outrageous things to make it interesting, but that just draws further attention to the issue.”
However, Melanie J. Sims of Associated Press,describes the album as “a worthwhile collection” and “good, radio-friendly pop music.” She also noted that Brown knows his strengths and delivers them successfully.
“It’s a feat worth applauding, considering how disparate the multi-dimensional singer’s specialties seem to be,” said Sims.
[Photo by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images]