A recent backstage interaction between Lizzo and Chris Brown at the The Millennium Tour has social media in a frenzy.
A circulating video of the Cuz I Love You crooner with the notoriously problematic performer is raising eyebrows, after she’s heard calling him ‘my favorite person in the whole f***ing world.’
The interaction caused Twitter to erupt given his sordid past which includes numerous assault allegations, a felony charge for domestic violence against Rihanna, and most recently a rape accusation in 2019.
‘Lizzo no baby’: The 33-year-old Cuz I Love You singer dubbed Chris Brown ‘my favorite person in the f***ing world’ in a circulating video which caused Twitter to erupt given his history of domestic violence
The interaction went down backstage at The Millennium Tour’s Los Angeles leg, which included performances from Bow Wow, Omarion and Soulja Boy with surprise appearances from Snoop Dogg, Jermaine DuPri and Chris Brown.
Lizzo was in attendance with friends to watch some of her favorites tear up the stage at The Forum, before she fangirled over Brown during a backstage meet and greet.
A fan caught a video of her going up to the Wall to Wall singer and saying: ‘Can I get a picture with you cuz you my favorite person in the whole f***ing world.’
Brown obliged and the pair were seen posing for a snap before her friends joined in for another photo, but after the video began to make its rounds online many social media users were not happy.
Split down the middle: While many angry social media users condemned the interaction others had her back and said that backlash over one photo made ‘zero sense’
‘Yikes’: ‘LIZZO NO BABY,’ wrote one user who was left disappointed by the interaction while another wrote ‘Not Lizzo asking this man for a picture. Yikes’
‘LIZZO NO BABY,’ wrote one user who was left disappointed by the interaction while another wrote ‘Not Lizzo asking this man for a picture. Yikes.’
Another tried to hammer in that the whole thing wasn’t a good look. ‘Lizzo look at me, LIZZO LOOK AT ME, you’re better than this, please this isn’t like you lizzo.’
One person called the interaction ’embarrassing’ and let out an ‘Ew,’ while other fans fired off personal attacks at Lizzo as one brandished her song Rumors ‘trash’.
Disappointed: Many of the comments expressed disappointment and fury over her dubbing the problematic singer her ‘favorite’
And another wrote in poor taste that she wouldn’t have ever been let into his ‘section’ if she wasn’t famous, because she ‘doesn’t meet the domestic abuser’s criteria.’
Many fans had her back as one said the ‘backlash’ made ‘zero sense’ and chalked it up to it her being a fan of his since childhood.
‘Lizzo can like whoever tf she wanna like…Majority of y’all would still f**k CB in a heartbeat’ wrote another, while someone said in her defense: ‘Lizzo was drunk!! I was there.’
Other commenters were quick to point out the fact that Rihanna had released music with Brown since the domestic violence incident in 2009, during which the then-couple had an argument which escalated physically on Grammys night.
Defense: Many had her back as one person present at the show chalked it up to her being ‘drunk’ and others said that many of the haters would still ‘f**k CB’ if they had a chance
‘Why are y’all mad at lizzo when Rihanna has dropped a whole collab with Chris Brown since the incident? mind yours thank u.’
Rihanna was left with injuries and hospitalized and he was charged with felony assault and making criminal threats, taking a plea deal of community labor, five years’ probation and domestic violence counseling.
The Umbrella singer was granted a restraining order against Brown, which she later requested to have bumped down to a lesser level in 2011, that would allow them to be in contact as long as he did not harass her.
In 2013 they got back together and continued to make music. ‘He doesn’t have the luxury of f**king up again. That’s just not an option,’ Rihanna said of the rekindling to Rolling Stone.
Putting it behind them: In 2009, the Umbrella singer was granted a restraining order against Brown following a domestic incident which caused her to retain injuries and resulted in a felony assault charge; pictured 2013
Bad blood: Other commenters were quick to point out the fact that Rihanna had released music with Brown since the domestic violence incident in 2009
‘But it’s different now. We don’t have those types of arguments any more. We talk about s**t. We value each other. We know exactly what we have now, and we don’t want to lose that.’
Brown’s history of abuse allegations, violent outburst against men and women span over a decade, with a most recent accusation coming in 2019.
In 2012 he brawled with Drake at a bar, in 2013 he allegedly got into a physical altercation with Frank Ocean, and that same year a female fan sued him, accusing him of assault following a show in Los Angeles.
In October 2013 he was arrested for a felony assault charge after getting into a fight with two men outside of a Washington DC hotel and he spent 36 hours in jail, pleading guilty to assault a year later.
Numerous run ins: Since 2009 Brown has been in and out of jail, battled numerous assault charges against women and men, been in rehab for anger management, and most recently in 2019 he was detained in Paris on potential charges of aggravated rape, after a woman filed a complaint with police; pictured 2015 at progress hearing
In August 2016 he allegedly threatened a woman with a gun and was subsequently arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, before being released from jail on $250,000 bail.
In 2017 he allegedly took his anger out on another girlfriend, model/actress Karrueche Tran, who got a restraining order against him for five years.
She alleged in court that he texted her violent threats, such as, ‘B***h I will beat the s**t out of you’ and ‘I promise you I will make your life hell.’
And most recently in 2019 he was detained in Paris on potential charges of aggravated rape, after a woman filed a complaint with police, but he denied the events.
‘This b***h Lyin. I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR…… THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF [CRAP]!,’ he said adding that it ‘never’ occurred.
Another incident: In 2017 he allegedly took his anger out on girlfriend Karrueche Tran, who alleged in court that he texted her violent threats, such as, ‘B***h I will beat the s**t out of you’ and ‘I promise you I will make your life hell’; Tran pictured July 2021