Chris should have kept this in the group chat. It’s one thing for fans to be outraged online and call out when they believe they’re fave has been ‘snubbed’… but it’s an extremely bad look for an artist to hop on and do the same, especially if they’re discrediting their fellow artists in the process.
Chris Brown has a bone to pick with Robert Glasper, who took home the Best R&B Album Of The Year award at the Grammys. Following the award ceremony, Chris Brown aired out his frustrations at Glasper and the Grammys in a string of posts on social media. It appeared that Chris Brown felt as though Breezy was a lock for the category. So when the Recording Academy called Glasper to the stage to accept the award for Best R&B Album for Black Radio III, the “Look at Me Now” singer threw a tantrum online.
“Bro who the f*ck is this?” Chris wrote alongside a screenshot of Google results for Robert Glasper. “Y’all playing,” he added with several laughing emojis, “who da fuck is this.” His subsequent post continued to question Glasper’s merits. “Ima keep kicking yall a**! Respectfully,” he added. Then, he began to mock Glasper for his musicianship. “I gotta get my skills up.. Ima start playing the harmonica,” he wrote. Afterward, he shared a meme of himself with a harmonica photoshopped into his hand. “New level unlocked,” the post read, “Harmonica Breezy.”
Chris’ commentary led to immediate backlash. Though some fans felt as though Breezy got robbed, others felt as though the singer revealed a lack of musical knowledge. “Chris Brown not knowing who Robert Glasper is… is the reason all of Chris Brown songs sound the same,” one person tweeted. Another wrote, “Chris Brown has 20 nominations and 1 win. He taking out his frustrations on Robert Glasper but them 19 Ls are the real enemy.”
While Chris Brown left empty-handed, he was undoubtedly up against some tough competition. Along with Breezy and Black Radio III, the R&B Album Of The Year category was rounded out with Mary J. Blige’s Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe), Lucky Daye’s Candydrip, and PJ Morton’s Watch The Sun.
Take a look at the receipts followed by some of the reactions below. Do you think Chris was robbed?..If he was, was this the right way to go about it?
Chris Brown not knowing who Robert Glasper is… is the reason all of Chris Brown songs sound the same
— Maybe: Jacoby (@Getthebagcoach) February 6, 2023
Chris Brown has 20 nominations and 1 win. He taking out his frustrations on Robert Glasper but them 19 Ls are the real enemy
— Felonious Munk (@Felonious_munk) February 5, 2023
The funniest thing about Chris Brown’s Grammy meltdown is also the saddest: Robert Glasper is an icon and this is an award voted on by your peers. You can dislike the outcome but posting about not knowing who he is only embarrasses you as an artist.
— Gerrick Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) February 5, 2023
Twitter hates Chris Brown so much they pretending to know who Robert Glasper is by the masses son im crying 😂 https://t.co/rZsVNQrQ3j
— Reginald 💥☄️ #ForeverTrill (@SheerOpulence2) February 6, 2023
Robert Glasper might could help Chris Brown finally make a song that doesn’t sound like 2013. https://t.co/qbwvB13rzD
— Bayangston Hughes (@CharleyBravoJr) February 6, 2023
Chris Brown said the same thing we were all saying tonight but since HE said it…..social media is reporting that he's throwing a "rage fit" and being a "sore loser"
Okay. Cuz that tracks….
So anyway, like we were asking since 4pm EST, who the fuck is Robert Glasper?
— ✨Briii✨ (@BiteeeMeeeee) February 5, 2023
This is such a stupid take. If you have any proximity to the Black music industry you know who Robert Glasper is. YOU not knowing, is one thing, but Chris Brown not knowing is ridiculous. https://t.co/HZ21HioT24
— Donate to SBG Book Club (@Jouelzy) February 6, 2023
& I fucks with Chris Brown but please don’t insult Robert Glasper as if other Black people don’t know who he is. If YOU don’t, then speak for yourself
— Maady (@MaadyBK67) February 6, 2023