A lot of critics described F.A.M.E., Chris Brown’s most recent album, as a comeback attempt after the ignominy following his assault of Rihanna. And a pretty successful one at that — the album debuted at #1 on the charts and produced three high-performing singles (one of them, “Look at me Now,” is excellent). Breezy doesn’t see it as a comeback, though. No, in fact, he doesn’t think he ever had anything to come back from.
“I don’t really think it’s a comeback album. I feel like it’s an album of triumph, like an underdog type of album. It’s more of me showing and proving everybody wrong. I don’t think I ever went anywhere. It’s not like I fell off the face of the earth,” he told the Source.
“What I like most about being Chris Brown is being able to influence the world with my music and smile, being able to inspire the world, fans singing your music, seeing people dressed like you but at the same time them wanting to be themselves, be individuals. I recognize my music touches people and everything I do negative or positive affects people all over the world. So that’s definitely a blessing and a curse.”
No one can remain penitent forever. Whether you like the guy or not, Chris Brown should be allowed to continue with his career. What he did was horrible, but it’s been two years now and even Rihanna has begun to forgive him (if following him on Twitter and loosening the restraining order count as forgiveness). That said — really dude? “What I like most about being Chris Brown is being able to influence the world with my music and smile”? No. He’s not there yet, and he might never be. And the fact that F.A.M.E. stands for “Forgiving All My Enemies” doesn’t help.