Chris Brown’s Seemingly Redemption-Seeking Documentary Is Boasty, Apologetic Portrait Of Violent Rapper
Chris Brown is apparently giving his all and getting emotional in his latest documentary, the trailer for which was released this week.
In the preview, which runs just under three minutes, Brown is portrayed as a normal high school kid who shot to fame and in under two years became “one of the biggest stars in the world.”
Brown hasn’t announced a release date yet but the feature, entitled Welcome to my life: The official Chris Brown documentary, promises tears and remorse coming from the rapper.
The film looks set to build up to revelations regarding Chris Brown’s violent outburst against ex-girlfriend Rihanna, which left her disfigured in 2009. For the first time, Chris Brown goes over what happened when he hit Rihanna and went from rising star to “public enemy number one,” in an accumulation of positive testimonials from famous peers.Brown is pictured as a harmless kid projected to stardom in a flash by stars including Jamie Foxx, Usher, and Jennifer Lopez.
“I just remember seeing this young kid who was about to take over the world in so many ways,” Jamie Foxx is seen saying.
The trailer then cuts to Usher, who remembers realizing Chris Brown’s true potential:
“Oh my god, he’s truly gifted! He’s talented in a way that we haven’t seen in a long long time.”
J-Lo adds: “He definitely has his finger on the pulse of the sound.”
Chris Brown is probably hoping to achieve some redemption through a tell-all, up close and personal documentary in which he talks for the first time about that fateful night.
Brown reveals he thought about suicide after the assault and says he felt like “a f******g monster,” The Inquisitr revealed yesterday.
Admitting this episode of his life left him hurt shouldn’t really come as a surprise, but Chris Brown still has a lot of work to do to be forgiven, and he knows it.
It’s hard to take him seriously, especially after all the praise Brown is editing into the feature.
According to the trailer, which ends on a resilient, slightly brash note, “If there was ever a doubt in your mind Chris Brown was done, he was finished: I wouldn’t bet on it.”
Hollywood Life reports that an unnamed source confirmed Rihanna “knew about the documentary” and that she “supported him.” This may seem slightly surprising to fans of the Barbadian beauty who know how hard it’s been for Ri-ri to relive the traumatic experience every time her story is told in the media.
Under Chris Brown’s violent assault, Rihanna became one of the most notorious examples of domestic abuse and the photo of her bruised face was reproduced time and again in the media. Rihanna opened up about this to Vanity Fair last year when she said she felt “the victim gets punished over and over,” by being forced to relive those moments every time a story breaks and her pictures are used again.Of course, the episode had ramifications for Chris Brown’s career too, as he was banned in 2015 from entering Australia, as the Daily Mail reported.
Rihanna’s always been very protective of Chris Brown, whom she was set on defending publicly when she said to Oprah she thought his acts were a cry for help.
Chris Brown did manage to turn the whole world against him but has been on a path to get better and preserve his relationship with his daughter, Royalty.
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