Chris Brown is telling the world that he reached out to Robert Glasper to apologize for being a sore loser.
After the decorated pianist and music producer won the 2023 Grammy Award for best R&B album for “Black Radio III” on Sunday, Brown took to his Instagram Story to express several slides of anger.
Returning to the scene Monday, the 33-year-old “Breezy” creator posted a screenshot of a direct message he later sent to Glasper, 44, and explained himself.
“Congratulations my brother.. I’m sorry if you were offended by my reaction at the Grammys,” Brown wrote, admitting that he “came off really rude and rude.”
“After doing my research I actually think yours,” he added [sic] amazing.”
The “Diocese” crooner then directed his anger at the Recording Academy, saying that Glasper “wasn’t the intended target.”
“The organization is not blackballing us from our due diligence. You and I should never be in the same category.[y].. two completely different vibes and genres,” he wrote.
Brown concluded his note, “So from one black man to another..Congratulations. Hope you are able to feed your family for life. God bless me.”
Above a screenshot of her message, which Glasper hadn’t yet “read,” she added three emojis: “🤷🏽♂️🙏🏽❤️.”
Social media users criticized Brown for his behavior towards his category rival, including mocking Glasper’s compliments and asking his followers three times, “Who the f–k is this?”
Critics in response Tweeted things like“Get That Domestic Abuse Off My Screen,” “Why She Even Gets Nominations is BEYOND ME” and “A Classically Trained Pianist and Artist With an Unblemished Reputation Beats Someone Who’s Never Been Nominated” Should have been, very sad 🥺.”
(Brown has a long history of violence against romantic partners, including Rihanna and allegedly Kerroch Tran.)
Of the 20 Grammy Awards he was nominated for, he only took home one in 2012 for his R&B album “FAME.”
Meanwhile, Glasper has five wins and 11 nominations in eight categories.
He has also written, produced and performed for albums by Mac Miller, Anderson Pak, Banks, Kendrick Lamar, Common and more.
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