Chris Brown is no stranger to speaking his mind on social media, so when the “Loyal” singer discovered that Zendaya, Tinashe, and two members of Fifth Harmony unfollowed him on Twitter as a result of his harsh comments regarding Kehlani’s alleged suicide attempt earlier this week, Brown took to Instagram to blast his fellow artists while calling the situation “childish.”
Earlier this week, Chris Brown was met with backlash from fans after he took to Twitter to criticize Kehlani’s reported suicide attempt after the songstress was allegedly involved in a three-way cheating scandal between herself, NBA star Kyrie Irving, and singer/songwriter PARTYNEXTDOOR.
— Rap-Up (@RapUp) April 1, 2016
Kehlani took to Instagram on March 29 to address the rumors surrounding her alleged cheating scandal, telling followers that her suicide attempt was in no way a “cry for help” and that social media and cyberbullying contributed heavily to her situation.
In response to Kehlani’s post, Chris Brown took to Twitter to throw some not-so-subtle shade at the songstress while simultaneously aiming to defend close friend Kyrie Irving amid the ongoing drama surrounding his relationship with Kehlani.
People must not know that Chris Brown & Kyrie Irving are good friends, thats why he coming at Kehlani so hard pic.twitter.com/qHNAthjpoq
— Yung Jules (@iHateYungJules) March 30, 2016
“Girls be mad at a n**** for f****** around wit b***** but her DMs got more names than the Declaration of Independence,” Chris Brown began in a series of scathing Twitter posts before adding the hashtag, “#YEAHIMTHROWINGSHADE.”
Chris Brown further clarified his position on the situation by tweeting the hashtag “#TeamKyrie” before slamming Kehlani’s suicide attempt by insinuating that the songstress was merely “doing s*** for sympathy” in an effort to dispel the backlash surrounding the cheating rumors, Hip Hop DX reports.
“There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram,” Chris Brown wrote in response to Kehlani’s Instagram post, adding, “Doing s*** for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look so bad. OK IM DONE. Guess she gone have to watch the games from a real ‘box’ now. ‘THE TELEVISION’ #OHB ‘OUTTA HERE BIH.'”
It didn’t take long for fans, the media, and celebrities to weigh-in on their thoughts on Chris Brown’s harsh response to Kehlani’s Instagram message, with several artists opting to unfollow Breezy on social media shortly after his Twitter posts began making headlines.
One fan took to Instagram to share a fan-created meme that points out the number of female celebrities that have since unfollowed Chris Brown as a result of his attack on Kehlani, prompting Brown to respond to the reported diss in the comments section of the fan’s photo.
“Zendaya, Tinashe, Normani & Dinah UNFOLLOWED Chris Brown,” the meme explained alongside a photo of Kim Kardashian peeking out from behind a tree while the Instagram user captioned the pic with, “@chrisbrownofficial if I was you, I wouldn’t give a f******. You making more anyways.”
Zendaya,Tinashe,Normani & Dinah UNFOLLOWED Chris Brown pic.twitter.com/ieXdMLR9Pd
— ️ (@sadzendaya) March 30, 2016
“I don’t,” Chris Brown began in response to the fan’s post, as captured by The Shade Room. “They called and needed my help. Not the other way around. I’ve been around for a bit so these ‘celebrities’ fade out musically if they aren’t original, or let’s face it, actually talented. TEAM BREEZY let’s focus on the music and let the bull**** fade away.”
Chris Brown further blasted the members of Fifth Harmony and previous collaborators Zendaya and Tinashe by responding to another fan’s post regarding the unfollow diss, telling fans not to “go ham” on other celebrities who aim to criticize him on social media.
Chris Brown has responded to the unfollows of 2/5 of Fifth Harmony, Zendaya and Tinashe by posting this on his IG. pic.twitter.com/uNfPXfeR5L
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 31, 2016
“TEAM BREEZY, DON’T GO HAM on these little girls. Notice that I’m not the one asking to get on anyone’s record, this is them thinking they are standing for something,” Chris Brown began in response to a fan’s post that reads, “Chris Brown has more billboard/urban/rhythmic/Pop hits on the charts than Zendaya, Tinashe and the 2 girls from fifth harmony put together,” as captured by one Twitter user in a screengrab.
“Im not in a group nor will I be concerned this much with an opinion. I’ve ran through the mud and took it like a man. I don’t care if the celebrities don’t like what it is. They don’t like me anyway because they have to be second. You don’t open the door for me, I kick it down. So team breezy let’s not be petty wit [sic] these children. There is a difference between career and life. Y’all are made into figures. I WAS BORN CHRIS BROWN!”
What do you think of Chris Brown’s response to Zendaya, Tinashe, and members of Fifth Harmony’s decision to unfollow him on social media?
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