"When he could not force her to exit, he took his right hand and shoved her head against the passenger window of the vehicle. Robyn F. turned to face Brown and he punched her in the left eye with his right hand. He then drove away in the vehicle and continued to punch her in the face with his right hand while steering the vehicle with his left hand. The assault caused Robyn F.’s mouth to fill with blood and blood to splatter all over her clothing and the interior of the vehicle."
Yes. Let's throw it way back, all the way back to 2009.
If I can tell one lie, it would be one that states my ill feelings for Chris Brown began after he beat Rihanna to a bloody pulp.
I didn't hold animosity toward him quite yet. I didn't cringe when I saw him sitting courtside looking ghastly and unkempt, not quite yet. I saw him as a young boy who was just misunderstood, someone who was misunderstood and needed some time to recoup from his mistakes. Even though I vehemently believe that any man that puts his hands on a woman is a monster and nothing more, I wanted to forgive him. Maybe it was me being young and dumb, or maybe it was the fact that we have been conditioned to love a good comeback story and have become practically obsessed with stories that end in triumph of the underdog. I am not quite sure what it was, but I am not sure how anyone can feel that anymore.
Chris Brown is no longer the underdog, he is the aggressor, and if we’re rooting for his victory, the script is completely flipped.
It wouldn’t be hard to riddle a timeline from 2009-2013 with multiple incidents that showcase Chris Brown’s violent nature. It wouldn’t be hard for one to see that Chris Brown in 2013 is far removed from the young charmer who contemplated how to approach his crush on his 2005 breakout track "Yo (Excuse Me Miss)."
That is who the world fell in love with…not a woman-beating, punch-wielding, chair-throwing character that they tolerate today. It sounds extreme, but the aforementioned are verified notches on his track record, so there is no slander there, simply fact.
This morning, it was reported that Chris Brown was involved in an altercation with Odd Future member Frank Ocean over a studio parking spot. Frank was punched in the face by Chris Brown and reportedly jumped by the R&B singer and his entourage before they fled the scene.
Chris later Instagrammed a photo of himself with a swollen right hand in plain view. A silent boast? I believe so.
As previously mentioned, we all love a good comeback story, it is engrained in our nature as Americans, but Chris Brown isn’t going to revert to the 15-year-old we once knew and loved. He won’t stop playing the tough guy. He is too deep in.
But a part of me sees it this way: Chris Brown wants to embody the bad boy persona, poke out his chest, talk about it and be about it, but when it comes to facing the proverbial music, expects the world to forgive him because Rihanna did, and he once again becomes the sheep in wolf’s clothing, begging for the public to “understand” him.
Here is something I understand: Therapy. Anger management. Counseling. And using every single resource at your fingertips to make a better version of yourself.
When you have the world in the palm of your hands, you can push them together and pray for forgiveness, or you can eyeball it with little regard for the very fans who are using their blessings, begging for your triumphant comeback story.
Focusing on positivity isn’t something you simply hashtag under a photo for the pleasure of your public image, it is something one has to actually put into practice to reap results. And until Chris Brown learns that lesson, he can count me out on counting for second chances.
We all have a little to learn, even when it comes to loving ourselves and others, and celebrities are no exception, they're just "super rich kids with nothing but loose ends..."
Rachel is the Associate Editor and Senior Style Writer for GlobalGrind.com, proud graduate of a SUNY school, and as sarcastic as they come. Follow her on Twitter for random daily ramblings @MiissHislop