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Chris Brown cancels Twitter account after profanity-filled tirade

R&B singer Chris Brown canceled his Twitter account after a weekend of angry rants against the music industry.

His “MechanicalDummy” Twitter account is no longer visible (of course, it could have been record label Jive stepping in) but recently there were increasing signs of frustration. The AJC’s Buzz noticed just last week that he posted a Tweet effectively telling his haters to stop the “bulls***” (it was spelled out). He immediately followed up with a Tweet apologizing to his “young fans” for the cursing.

A few weeks before that, we saw that his Twitter account mysteriously posted a comment criticizing the performance of rapper Jay-Z (who discovered Chris’s ex Rihanna and was extremely critical of Chris after the beating earlier this year) during an awards show. Just as quickly the Tweet was removed and Chris followed up saying he didn’t write the comment.

But over the weekend Chris went on a potty-mouthed Twitter rampage against record stores, claiming they weren’t carrying his recent CD release “Graffiti,” and this time he didn’t apologize for “all the cursing.”

“I’m tired of this s***. major stores r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f*** do i gotta do… … yeah i said it and i aint retracting s*** im not biting my tongue about s*** else,” some of the posts said.

While he still has his share of fans (the AJC’s Buzz was at the performer’s recent Atlanta concert), it’s no secret that many people are still angry with the performer over the Rihanna violence and they have vented much of that through blogs and Twitter − many think he should have suffered stronger consequences. This latest incident gave them more reason to tear him apart, filing Tweets and blog entries saying the problem was an album that just wasn’t selling.

In fact, on Monday Billboard posted a story pitting numbers against rumors. It found that all the major retailers are indeed carrying the CD and Chris’s record label and distributor followed through on promotion and supply. But with sluggish sales, many retailers said that they are simply overstocked. One retail purchaser told Billboard, “I wish I could send it (the CD) back.”

So far, there are those who are celebrating this latest slip in Chris’s world. A prominent entertainment blogger posted “Good riddance” after seeing Chris’s last Tweet: “I WANNA THANK MY FANS FOR ALLT HE SUPPORT. I LOVE YALL. GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!”

Someone else Tweeted, “R.I.P to Chris Brown’s career.”

Guess that remains to be seen.

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A55

December 15th, 2009
11:46 am

Most Definitely

December 15th, 2009
8:26 pm

He has def been blackballed. From artists (Jay-Z and Beyonce) refusing to perform at awards shows if he’s invited to perform, to stores refusing to sell his records. Serves him good, hopefully he will learn and grow from his mistakes, it doesn’t seem that he has quite frankly. I certainly won’t be purchasing anything else from him ever again. Best of luck to him, though. Perhaps there is a career for him in reality tv?

Linda80398

December 15th, 2009
11:10 pm

Now if he’ll just take Kanye with him…

This is Mrs. Norman Maine

December 16th, 2009
6:42 am

I see the young fellow still has an anger management problem. Much growing up needs to be done here!

Kelvin

December 16th, 2009
9:39 am

Braves79, Although I’m certainly not a fan of Chris Brown, I must call you out on the carpet for your lies. Black men do not abuse their women anymore than white men, you racist! Anything you say is merely anectdotal. Give me one piece of empirical evidence. Don’t use this incident to pass along your racist feelings and then we accept them carte blanche!

Justine

December 16th, 2009
10:26 am

I am neither a fan of chris brown nor rap music. But I have over the course of my life seen music change from being a means of entertainment to a money maker. I agree with what chris brown allegedly said. The media is making him out to be the bad boy of the world. Yet we have heard very little about other entertainers who have beat their wives and girlfriends. In fact we have never heard the true story of who hit who first in the incident between him and rihamnna. He is an entertainer, not a minister. By the way why is there all of this attention on him and not on the politicians who have recently been caught in compromising situations. Chris you admit you made a mistake in judgment. Do not let the “haters” make you less than you are.

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December 16th, 2009
12:34 pm

Justine, who hit first is irrelevant. A MAN does not beat up on a woman no matter what!