Too late to ‘pologize

[Note: I've gotta pull a double tomorrow at the job I work to subsidize hip-hop journalism, and the guy who was gonna teach me how to set these posts to publish at a later date doesn't work here anymore, so I'm publishing this one a little bit early. Enjoy!]

Chris Brown tried to issue an apology. Now it might be time to use the Rumble in the Lambo to his advantage.

I could have told him, back when he put on that bow tie and went on Larry King Live, that Oprah and them weren’t about to let that shit slide. It doesn’t matter if he took time out of his precious schedule, that he could have been using to experiment with cocaine, or take advantage of a groupie, to perform at Oprah’s school for girls in South Africa. It doesn’t matter how light skinted he is. It’s a wonder he was embraced to the extent that he was in the first place, but some people just don’t believe in giving a black man a second chance.

Take for example Jay-Z. I know at least some of you weren’t buying my theory, several weeks ago, that Jay cockblocked Chris Brown from performing a Wacko Jacko tribute at this year’s BET Awards. (Wasn’t there also a BET Awards the other day? Are they doing them every few weeks now?) I wonder if you’ve changed your mind, now that we’ve seen what happened to Charlemagne Tha God.

Would I have done the same thing, if Chris Brown put a shoe on my sister? First of all, that’s a moot point, because not only do I not have a sister, but I’m not buying for a minute Rihanna’s argument, as put forth on Good Morning America the other day, that domestic violence can happen to anyone. Domestic violence can only happen to people in relationships with people who are prone to lay the smack down, even then it’s only likely to happen when the victim – ahem, survivor – fails to check herself. Or himself. Whatever the case may be.

Anyway, it must have finally occurred to Chris Brown’s handlers that all of this apologizing would only serve the purpose of making him look like a pussy to the many fans who could give a rat’s ass about the Rumble in the Lambo, because they know he would never do the same thing to them, as long as they don’t bother him about some ol’ bullshit while he’s trying to drive.I read yesterday that Chris Brown would grace the cover of the first issue of the new Vibe, which is coming out next month. And then I read earlier today that he plans to “open up” about the Rumble in the Lambo in an MTV special which airs this Friday.

It sure would suck for Vibe, if he says everything he was planning to reveal in next month’s issue in this MTV special. I still remember back when Elliott “Here Comes a Regular” Wilson was working here, and he was gonna try to get either Kanye or Fiddy, or maybe both of them, on the cover, during the run up to their first week sales showdown, back in ’07, then Rolling Stone beat him to it. Master Splinter was hot! No homo. I’m assuming Vibe were planning to have Chris Brown go into graphic detail about the Rumble in the Lambo. Otherwise, why even make such a fuss about him being on the cover of the first issue? They could have gone with someone talented, and made it seem as if the new Vibe would be something worthy of being taken seriously.

Fortunately for Vibe, I doubt Chris Brown would get as graphic in an MTV special, which is, after all, on TV, as he would in a print interview. A lot of young kids watch MTV. His handlers probably told him to describe brutalizing Rihanna, which is the purpose of both the special and the Vibe cover, but not to go into too much graphical, or discuss whether or not it had to do with him banging some old woman, who discovered him as a child artist, like Birdman did Lil Wayne. Vibe may have even been aware of the MTV special, and made sure he went above and beyond what he said there, in their interview. If he didn’t, and they need me to speculate about I think might have happened, I’d be willing to do it for, literally, a three-digit sum. The only thing I really care about anymore is wine, and it’s not that expensive, when you think about it.

Regardless of how he goes about letting the world know what we’ve been wanting to know all this time, this could work out well for Chris Brown. People will be pissed, I’m sure, but most of them will just be people who weren’t willing to forgive Chris Brown, under any circumstances. You can’t please everyone. And even if people are pissed, that just means more free publicity for Chris Brown, in time for the release of his new album.

  • monos 99

    1st

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    “or discuss whether or not it had to do with him banging some old woman, who discovered him as a child artist, like Birdman did Lil Wayne.”

    ⬆⬆⬆ A harlequin this Bol.

    I’m out 2. Gonna get my country boy on…

    PEACE

  • BGZ

    CB beat Rihanna for the same reason most rappers got killed for; she ran her mouth too much and he was jealous of her success.

  • nicholasdelorejo

    You also forgot to mention the girls who only listen to an artist simply for their image. I know a girl that said she wasn’t sure if she could like Chris Brown again because she doesn’t see him innocent anymore. The Fuck!. Brown had a lsit of sexually suggestive songs and suddenly because he gave Rhianna a two piece combo now he’s not this sweet boy they fell in love with. And Rhianna now is becomming as annoying as superhead. Because of an unfortunate incident (which she might have brought on herself) now she is a spokesperson for women’s abuse. Nevermind hitting a dude multiple time first or making correcting her oversexed and emotionally distubed image in music, but now Brown is dangerous monster while she is a poor victim. It just goes to show you that you can sell anything as long as you trick people into an image of yourself. Why do you thing Jay’s not worried about Sigel. Because to the outside world, Beans is nothing more than a broke rapper looking for a rich hand out.

  • nicholasdelorejo

    You also forgot to mention the girls who only listen to an artist simply for their image. I know a girl that said she wasn’t sure if she could like Chris Brown again because she doesn’t see him innocent anymore. The Fuck!. Brown had a list of sexually suggestive songs and suddenly because he gave Rhianna a two piece combo now he’s not this sweet boy they fell in love with. And Rhianna now is becomming as annoying as superhead. Because of an unfortunate incident (which she might have brought on herself) now she is a spokesperson for women’s abuse. Nevermind hitting a dude multiple time first or her oversexed and emotionally distubed image in her music, but now Brown is monster while she is a poor victim. It just goes to show you that you can sell anything as long as you trick people into an image of yourself. That’s why Jay’s not worried about Sigel because to the outside world, Beans is nothing but a broke rapper looking for a rich hand out.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    “It doesn’t matter how light skinted he is”.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    It’s hard being bol black & ugly!!!

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    funny shit as usual, Bol. LOL.

    if you were truly a CB fan. you wouldn’t stop fuckin w/ him b/c of the Rumble in the Lambo. IMO.

  • Enlightened

    The only question is can he really come out and say, “THAT BITCH WAS HITTING ME ALL THE TIME TOO, IT WAS BOTH OF US!”

    Now of course he wouldn’t say bitch, but that’s the untold fact in this whole thing. That crazy broad was fighting too. They was just a young fighting ass couple.

    I’m sure most of us know somebody like that.

    How will the public look at him if he said that though? If he’s not gon’ say that, I don’t know what else new he can add to the situation.

  • just joe

    cosign Enlightened- He really does need to come out and say that, not that it would help him any, but people need to open their eyes and see the real truth….Male or female, you can’t just be hittin’ on people and not expect to get hit back. Plain and simple

    P.S. Rihanna is the worst singer in the whole fuckin world!

    • Bobo D

      Co-sign the co-sign. If a girl is willing to punch someone she has to be willing to be punched back.

      Joe, I gotta disagree on Rihanna being the worst. Have you heard of someone called Cassie. Hopefully not, and I would’nt suggest you googling her unless you looking for A-cup pierced tittys.

      • just joe

        lmao…yeah I stand corrected. My knock with Rihanna is when she tries to hit high notes…it just kills me, and I would tune her out, but I like “Live Your Life” and “Run This Town”.

      • Smel

        I never think a woman deserves to be “beaten up” per se (never ok), but I do think women hitting a man can be hit ONE TIME, just to show them that hitting is real, and it hurts. And I bet they’ll stop too.

  • ChinCheka

    Would I have done the same thing, if Chris Brown put a shoe on my sister? First of all, that’s a moot point, because not only do I not have a sister, but I’m not buying for a minute Rihanna’s argument, as put forth on Good Morning America the other day, that domestic violence can happen to anyone. Domestic violence can only happen to people in relationships with people who are prone to lay the smack down, even then it’s only likely to happen when the victim – ahem, survivor – fails to check herself. Or himself. Whatever the case may be.

    Damn thats cold– but true.

  • Prince Caesar

    Preach Bol, Preach! Since when is Rihanna spokesperson for battered women. The media is so full of shit.

  • sealsaa

    Damn shame that he’s getting thrown under a bus again, just when it appeared that the situation was resolved. Although, he had to know that it was going to be like this.

    It might be too late for him. He should’ve told his side from the start, instead of bowing and scraping for forgiveness. Not saying that she deserved to be brutalized, but we can all agree that the truth still has yet to be revealed, and that Rihanna is happy playing Tina Turner to Chris’ Ike.

  • El Tico Loco

    This kinda makes me want to make sure that my daughter never dates anybody last name Brown (ask Bobby, Chris, and James why). And definitely no Petersons.

  • Worley

    “it’s only likely to happen when the victim – ahem, survivor – fails to check herself.”

    Tabernacle. I get tired of people suggesting that women are always hapless victims like they don’t instigate sh*t. You have to be prepared for what’s coming when you talk too much sh*t or lay hands on someone. Case in point: I wouldn’t get flagrant with some dude 6’5″, 300 pounds and then say “hey man I’m only 5’9″, 180 pounds. Pick on someone your own size.” No. If I talked that big man sh*t I should be prepared for some big man consequences.

    • AvengerXL

      You are missing the point. The fact of the matter is most men due to genetics should be able to beat up a broad unless your are charles hamilton or your broad is lala ali/serina williams(oh and maaaad hood). So as a part of learning to be a man, you should learn when to and how to act in certain circumstances. When I was in highschool my ego was much larger and guys fought over stupid shit all the time but that was amoung guys. The chick you are in a intimate relationship is going to make you angry as all people do and outside of her coming at you with a knife or some life threating ish you need to get your mind correct. If a broad wants to try and be combative leave her ass and press charges if she touches your property. If a man or a woman crosses the line they are in the wrong. There is no excuse for domestic abuse. Also Chris brown was almost over anyway this just ja ruled the situtation.

  • gift

    this shit is continuing to get tired. Rhianna purposely did those interviews now, because she knows that cbreezy’s shit is bout to drop. I’m not really feelin this bitch. I know she was starting some shit. concentrate on your music now, and move the fuck on.

  • Jay stone

    Word.
    Bitches aint shit.
    Sometimes a little smack can do the trick cuz

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Chris Brown’s career will continue to strive because his fan demographic isn’t old enough to truly understand the nature of the conflict. To them, it’s all semantics, all they want to do is dance to their precious Chris Brown. I’ve got younger nieces, & witnessed it first hand.

    & Rihanna admitted that she took him back afterward, so that makes her a hyprocrite. If it was so damaging, why go back around him? If he did it numerous times, & you continued the relationship, @ what point do you stop being the “victim/survivor”, & become another chick who doesn’t think higly of herself enough to not get beat up by a man?

    I know she’s trying to be tactful by waiting until the legal process was seen through, but America has moved on to bigger, more important things, shout out to the Swine Flu.

  • capcobra

    i gotta agree with enlightened..cb should just say “fuck that bitch..she had it coming..she know why i did it”..this way he can bring all the haters and rihianna supporters outfront and get it over with…just be the villain…hell..drug dealers.killers.pimps.players.gangsters etc all got a voice in the industry…so why not be the wife beater?..it’s a chick somewhere getting her ass kicked right now..make some songs for the abused and the abuser and there goes your market..people don’t wanna hear transform ya’..how he gon transform ya?..by kicking ya ass?..they wanna hear some real almost personal shit..and the real shit is we know you kicked rihianna’s ass…so address it and make your money…remember usher confessions?…that’s all they want..

  • Brahsef

    I don’t agree with Rihanna continuing to bring this shit up, but I can’t believe you guys actually condone hitting a woman. GTFO! As Avenger said, men are just built differently where we can almost always lay the beat down on a woman (a few exceptions, but Rihanna ain’t one).

    To be a real fuckin man you just gotta learn when to leave the situation. Control them emotions and leave the house. When she wants to talk civilized, maybe you talk to her.

  • latino heat

    cosign to the fullest Bol. domestic violence only happens if your in a relationship with a crazy or violent person.

    i was in a relationship years ago with a crazy chick that didn’t know how to resolve conflicts w/o yelling or fighting. she had a real f’d up upbringing and i guess her mom never showed her any better. we would get in a simple argument over some petty shit and next thing you know she was charging at me (with a knife a couple times) like she was gonna do something. keep in mind she’s 5″1, i’m 6″1. what was she really gonna do to me? anyway, i never really “put a shoe on her” but i would defend myself. i would put her in a full-nelson or a headlock or some shit till she calmed down, which usually took about an hour. then she would sit there crying and saying “you said you’d never put a hand on me.” yeah bitch but i never said i wouldn’t defend myself and you came at me 1st. i never went all out on her like C.B. though cause i knew if i left marks on her the cops would be knocking on my door and taking me away soon after.

    my original point of cosigning Bol was, once i got out of that horrible relationship i never had to lay a finger on a woman again. so don’t be surprised if now that C.B. is done with Rihanna’s crazy ass if we never hear about him beating another woman again.

  • sealsaa

    People (READ:fem. groups) are going to continue to feign outrage, but I doubt that his career is over. If R.Kelly, Michael Jackson and(to a lesser extent)OJ Simpson’s situations taught us anything, its that as long as you can keep people entertained, they’ll give you a pass for damn near anything. What Chris Brown needs is a “Thriller”, or an “Ignition remix”, and he’ll be set.

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    One of my old exes used to swing on me years ago. I never hit her, but I would grab the top of her weavy head (that I paid for) and pull her down so that she couldn’t punch anything except her kneecaps. Worked everytime.

    Last straw was when she keyed my truck over some petty shit I can’t even remember. When I decided to break up with her I didn’t tell her just yet. I first slept with her best friend, then with a chick on her block that she hated… then with her sister. Before she found out about it, I broke up with her. And you know how women talk, right? Last I heard from her, she wanted to murder me and bought a revolver or something. Hahahaaa!

    I’m laughing NOW but…

    • http://tonygrands@blogspot.com Tony Grands

      J7!

      Sounds like you may need to CB her before she OJ’s you…

      • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

        Hey Grands!

        Nah, I’m not even worried about her too, too much anymore. It was about 5-6 years ago and she hooked up with another poor soul who gave her a baby. It was that Henny that made me act so foul like that. I don’t think I would cheat on ANY girl while sober. Then again, she never should’ve touched my truck.

        We both moved on and I ‘think’ we can just sit back and laugh about the whole thing if we met up… SIKE!! I’m not trying to find out! That cow was crazy (but oh so good in bed)!

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

          The crazy ones are always good. Look at Erykah Badu & Lauryn Hill. Them chicks are probably awesome @ the rodeo show. & there’s like 8 kids between them.

  • Bobo D

    To anyone who thinks I condone violence against females, NO I DON’T. I’m just looking it at a point where a woman will continue to push some guys buttons, by slapping him or throwing stuff at him. If a bitch wants to vent her frustration go to therapy, get a hobby. But don’t try be such a victim when a nigga has had enough and decides to push your shit back.

    Now I’m sorry to compare this sitution to fiction, but ya’ll remember that scene in Baby Boy where Taraji kept slapping Tyrese and dude was trying to get away but she would’nt let him and then he slapped her back.
    I guess in some sort of way it’s true what Katt Williams: “Niggaz are like tigers”

  • Brooklyn

    i see it like this, a man shouldn’t hit a woman and a woman shouldn’t hit a man. if we’re in a relationship we should be able to resolve our differences without resorting to physical violence. and as long as i respect you enough to not hit you, give me that respect back. don’t think that because you got titties and you lack testicles that if you hit me i’m not gonna hit you back. and society is very one sided on this thing too, the man is always gonna be vilified if he retaliates, regardless of the situation. when i was a kid in school, whenever a girl hit me, the teachers never said shit. but let me hit that girl back, i’m in the principal’s office with my moms and her moms and the dean and every damned body. women know that men are usually biologically bigger than they are, but they rely on that “oh, i’m a female and he ain’t gonna hit me back” shit, and that’s what had rihanna looking like she’d come out a fight with kimbo slice, because she thought that chris wasn’t gonna hit her back and he surprised her and gave her the ike turner special.

    and chris, that nigga shoulda been told his side of the story, instead of sidestepping and talking about this bitch’s “privacy”. man, privacy went out the window when tmz released those pictures of her looking like mickey rourke. when he was on david letterman that night, i was expecting him to air that shit out, but he just sat there in his cooleyhighharmony get up talking about bullshit. he shoulda never apologized to the public anyway, what for, he didn’t whup any of their asses. the only person that should have gotten the apology, if any was given, was rihanna. and if she started the alteraction, that bitch shouldn’t have gotten shit.

  • Gerv

    Everybody is missing the point here of what that no talent bitch is doing.This bitch been paying attention to 50cent big time.Her album is coming out real soon and now she finally wants to talk to the media all on TV.Feel sorry for me and go buy my trying to look and act like Lady Gaga weirdo album and make me richer.

  • Gerv

    Worked for Tina Turner it might work for her though she can’t hold a candle or a match to Tina’s talent.

    • Brooklyn

      “she can’t hold a candle or a match to Tina’s talent.” her looks either, tina was fine as a motherfucker back in the day. hell, she still fine, i’d still hit tina before i’d hit rihanna.

  • sealsaa

    Yup, and despite his contribution to rock & roll, Ike Turner will forever be know as the guy who went upside Tina Turner’s head. Brown better get himself some better P.R. people, because this sad sack interview will render any revelation of Rihanna’s involvement in this incident moot, due to his initial kowtowing.