Chris Brown is having a meltdown after finding out he lost out on Best R&B Album award to pianist Robert Glasper at the 65th Grammy Awards.
The singer/songwriter, who is one of the most successful R&B singers of his generation and has often been referred to as the “King of R&B,” was far from pleased after missing out on bagging the celebrated award on Sunday.
Brown proceeded to voice out his anger and threw some shade at Glasper in a series of since-deleted posts on his Instagram stories.
Chris Brown Goes Wild After Losing Best R&B Album Grammy Awards
The “Under The Influence” crooner couldn’t wrap his head around the loss he suffered at the awards ceremony held at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles on February 5, 2023.
Nominated under the category for Best R&B Album for his 10th album “Breezy (Deluxe),” he tied alongside other artists, including Mary J. Blige’s “Good Morning Gorgeous (Deluxe),” Lucky Daye’s “Candydrip” and PJ Morton’s “Watch the Sun.”
He, however, lost the award to Glasper’s “Black Radio III” album. Expressing his displeasure over Glasper’s win, he took to his Instagram stories to rant and took a swipe at the four-time grammy award winner.
He began by writing in all caps, “Who the f*ck is Robert Glasper,” alongside a crying-laughing emoji. He further added sarcastically, “I gotta get my skills up…Ima start playing the harmonica.”
The “Run It!” singer took his pettiness to another level and subsequently posted an edited image of himself playing the harmonica. Adding a caption to the photo, he quipped, “New Level Unlocked! Harmonica Breezy.”
The 33-year-old didn’t stop there as he echoed his fans’ disappointment. He reposted a TikTok clip of a staunch supporter who upheld the sentiment that he was cheated out of winning the award.
The fans posted a six-second video of several reports/headlines glorifying Brown’s songs which had topped charts around the world. She, however, ended the video by inserting a picture of Glasper alongside a google search result of the pianist taking home the award for Best R&B Album Grammy nominations.
Clearly not impressed with the outcome of the result, she made a confused face in the video and set the short clip to the tune of a popular TikTok sound, “jhequay” which said, “if 2+2 is four and 5+5 is 10, then what the fuck is this?”
The ‘Loyal’ Singer Was Embroiled In Controversy For 2022 AMAs
This isn’t Brown’s first time of having a meltdown when things don’t go his way for an award show. Last November, the Virginia native made headlines after his highly anticipated MJ Tribute performance for the 50th AMAs was canceled days before this show.
The R&B star posted a clip that featured him practicing for the event alongside an angry caption that read, “U SERIOUS?” WOULDVE been the ama performance, but they cancelled me for reasons unknown.”
Following the controversial event, which stormed social media with different opinions, the “Go Crazy” crooner hopped on a popular social media challenge to further air his thoughts.
Per The Blast, Brown took to his Instagram story to drop a list of things that should not be messed with. He kept his list simple as he posted a worded photo that featured a topic that read, “3 things to live by.”
The short but direct message read, “Don’t mess with my kids, Don’t mess with my family (blood or not), and Don’t mess with my 💰💵💴,” with the third point hinting that the AMAs snub messed with his money and career.
The Virginia Native Is Allegedly Tied Up In A $4 Million Back Taxes
Before the painful Grammys loss, Brown was even in a deeper mess when it was reported that he owes a huge sum of money in back taxes.
According to legal documents obtained, Brown allegedly owed the IRS and the State of California an obscenely large sum of money, and several large tax liens had been filed against him. The State allegedly means business in retrieving their owed sum and included his home in Tarzana, CA, and anything related to his music business in the liens.
In December 2022, he was served with a federal tax lien for $2, 245, 561.50 for the year 2022. While another lien was filed that same year for $1, 059, 967.78. The state of Cali also filed a state tax lien for $739,067.48 against Brown, amounting to a little over $4 million owed in taxes.
Given that the “Stomp The Yard” singer is reportedly worth over $100 million, it comes as a shock that he can’t pay his debt.