Chris Brown Demands Respect for His Work
Chris Brown is probably not having the album release week he expected; the rollout of Royalty has been marred by the usual public relations hand-wringing, and yet another trespasser has been caught trying to enter the singer's house. But earlier today (Dec. 23), Brown hopped on his Twitter account to vent a little bit, asking that his "real fans" support him by buying his album, and demanding that he be given the respect he feels he deserves.
Read the string of five tweets below:
Early sales projections suggest that Brown could debut at #1, moving between 125,000 and 135,000 unites. That would put Royalty within shouting distance of his last album, 2014's X, which opened at #2 with 146,000.
So while the tweets read at first like a call to action by an artist dissatisfied with his commercial performance, there's little to indicate flagging sales. Early reviews have been mixed, but not negative, with the Los Angeles Times in particular praising the record for its "sweet, often luscious textures."
In his tweets, Brown notes that beyond singing, he dances, writes, produces and directs much of his music and video work, and takes his talents to the canvas as a painter.
As mentioned above, a woman has been arrested for criminal trespassing after she snuck onto the grounds of Brown's Woodland Hills home and refused to leave when asked by security. This marks the third time in a little over half a year that the star has had unwanted guests: he previously dealt with a lone woman and a high-profile robbery.
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