Listen, I totally agree that sometimes we all need to be able to put our phones down and enjoy the moment… but that’s not Chris Brown or anyone else’s decision to make.
There was a time when fans gave all of their focus to artists at live shows, and apparently Chris Brown demands that attention. Concerts were once filled with dancing, singing at the top of your lungs, and grabbing a quick photo or two. These days, shows are flooded with attendees who spend most of their time on their phones. It’s easy to find videos of audiences with thousands of cellphone lights in the air, recording their favorite moments. However, a recent performance by Chris Brown took a turn.
Chris’s actions just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines as we’ve seen a lot in the past few weeks. The singer has been flooded with one controversy after another, whether it be Tommie Lee or his collaboration with Chlöe. On Thursday (March 2), a video surfaced of Brown giving his infamous lap dance. Many artists use this method to give their supporters personal interactions. A woman sat in a chair in the middle of the scene as Brown and his dancers delivered his little grinding bit.
Listen, I totally agree that sometimes we all need to be able to put our phones down and enjoy the moment… but that’s not Chris Brown or anyone else’s decision to make. pic.twitter.com/4e1y14SvGh
— KenBarbie™ (@itsKenBarbie) March 2, 2023
Viewers quickly noted the clip was a tad awkward. The woman seemed both excited but also keen on capturing the moment for herself, as she was focused on her phone more than Breezy. He was giving his best Magic Mike moves, crooning out his little notes, and even attempted a lapdance, but the fan still held tight to her celly. People speculated that she was simply trying to record the ordeal, but the display seemingly frustrated Brown. He grabbed the woman’s phone at the end of the segment and chucked it into the audience.
The lights cut to black, and what occurred after the incident was unclear. As expected, the video circulated on social media, even prompting a reaction from the Brown. On his Instagram Story, the singer shared a video from another fan in the audience who recorded the uncomfortable moment. “F*ck dat phone [sideways crying laughing emoji],” was written over the image.
It looked like that phone was gone for good, but he gave an update. “Shawty got her phone back too.. [crying laughing emoji],” Brown wrote in a separate slide. The woman hasn’t been identified, but internet sleuths are hard at work as they debate on if Brown was wrong or not. Take a look at some of the reactions below and let us know your thoughts.
Always remember anyone protecting abusive behavior is protecting their lifestyle. He SNATCHED her property from her HAND. He could have said "put the phone down beautiful ❤️" easily 🙂 https://t.co/Eo9tKOhFni
— Omitola with love (@LoveOmitola) March 2, 2023
it is impossible to defend chris brown he just keeps doing stuff😭 pic.twitter.com/rQ9tW865X8
— Killa (@killakawhiii) March 2, 2023
The girl who had her phone thrown into the audience by Chris Brown during Take Me Down because she wouldn’t put it away, got her phone back at the end of the night. We stan a happy ending. pic.twitter.com/BhkJUHL8TF
— Steven (@bloggerstevenb) March 2, 2023
if you throw my phone off the stage you’re buying me a new one but that’s also what you get for going to a chris brown concert.
— . (@wavveswork) March 2, 2023
Chris Brown isn’t the problem here. He tried to put her phone down nicely the first time. If she wanted to be on her phone she didn’t need to be on stage. She was rude. https://t.co/gC1TmeTnFd
— 🇯🇲 King James Top 2 and NOT 2 👑 (@PlainJaneDee_) March 2, 2023
irdc what i was doing on my phone, you're not gonna dash it like mango seed. chris brown or not. Shows over cuz i'm dashing his mic and unplugging the speakers 🏾
— da brat 🧚🏾♀️ (@theebratbrat) March 2, 2023
can promise you, i wouldn't be able to even work my phone if Chris Brown was up on me like that 😭🤣 I would be trying to film but I would just be frozen lmaoooo hope home girl got her phone back tho 😳 https://t.co/Z068KHCUCi
— Gabby Carter (@CalistaCarterrr) March 2, 2023
the backup dancer was like pic.twitter.com/F8LHlAwVJZ
— Killa (@killakawhiii) March 2, 2023