Is Chris Brown’s Career ‘Forever’ Tarnished?

Chris Brown

In the wake of the assault charges facing Chris Brown, what does the future hold for the once squeaky-clean pop star?

The 19-year-old singer has already lost lucrative endorsement deals with gum-maker Wrigley and the Milk Mustache campaign. Radio stations such as Indianapolis’ 100.9 WNOU-FM and Cleveland’s WAKS-FM 96.5 have officially pulled his music from their playlists and more may follow suit. Not to mention, his boy-next-door image has been tainted.

If Brown had beaten up a guy, struggled with drug addiction, revealed he was an alcoholic, or even been involved in a sexual allegation (see R. Kelly), he would have probably rebounded over time. But will the music industry and his fans forgive the young star for allegedly hurting a female, especially when the battered woman is the much-loved Rihanna?

Has Jive Records lost their poster boy? Will Brown still be able to sell records and concert tickets? Has his superstar status been diminished? Or will he go the route of R. Kelly, who despite all his legal woes, managed to retain a large fan base?

Let us know if this is the end of the line for Chris Brown or if a comeback is in the cards.



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42 Comments

  1. LALA

    HELL NO (this is the end?!) HA, THAT BOY WILL HAVE SUPPORTERS TIL’ THE DAY HE DIES! Have u seen his myspace? His got more “I got your back” comments from fans then sorrowful comments Rihanna’s got. THE STORY CHANGES EVERY DAY. Until he comes out and says why he hit her, then everything else shouldnt matter..

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  2. LALA

    besides, he’s got mraw talent! rihanna never treated him right and i would be mad too if she gave me a STD.

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  3. Liam

    totally agree wit LALA. his fan base is huge!
    19 year old, still practically a boy. lets all see wat actually happened before hittin on CB. i got ya back Breezy!

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  4. chloe

    he is an ass. the only thing he should look forward to is having a boyfriend in jail! bastard!

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  5. mal

    No girls will still love him off
    lol despite what he has done

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  6. GabY

    Obviously his careear is over. I like him but this will affect his career seriously…

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  7. DANA

    I think that people need to stop judging him so harshly. I think that domestic violence is the number one killer in america and we all need to look at our own lives before we can judge anyone. Yes Chris Brown is and was wrong to hit a woman, but that woman was also wrong when she hit him. I mean no harm to battered woman because I was one, but I know not to hit a man especially if I didn’t want him to hit me. The world is so bias when it comes to this situation because it is a proven fact that it is not always the man who starts the hitting, sometimes it is the woman which was what happened in this case. If anything Chris Brown and Rihanna need to both get help.

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  8. JANEL

    I GO YA BAC CHRIS BREEZY I DONT BELIEVE DAT YEW WOULD HIT RIHANNA DAT IS BULLSHYT IM WAIT FOR THE REAL NEWS

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  9. D

    LETS JUST WAIT FOR THE REAL NEWS TO COME. BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY DON’T KNOW THE WHOLE STORY. ALL WE ARE HEARING ARE RUMORS. NOT EVEN THE COPS KNOW THE REAL STORY YET. BUT IF HE DID HIT RIHANNA LIKE THE RUMORS ARE SAYING, HIS CAREER IS DEFINITLY OVER. PEOPLE ARE ALREDY PULLING THE PLUG ON HIS MUSIC ON RADIO, SO IMAGINE IF HE DID HIT RIHANNA, WHAT MUSIC PRODUCER WOULD WANT TO WORK WITH HIM. IT MIGHT GO AS FAR AS BEING BLACKLISTED SINCE RIHANNA HAS TONS OF SUPPORTERS AND SUPERSTAR PRODUCERS BEHIND HER BACK(JAY Z, KANYE, ETC). AND I SAY HE DESERVES IT!

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  10. Bella

    truly i think none of has have the right to judge the situation, we’re not rihanna or chris brown, we weren’t there. we don’t know what exactly happened.

    as to chris’ career… well akon has done some horrible things and look at him. you should also take into consideration brown’s past and his age. i don’t think his career is over. plus he hasn’t spoken out yet and neither has rihanna. – i think rihanna’s stand may have a big impact on what happens with his career.

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  11. EvanRC91

    No! This is not the end of his career! He will always have “loyal” fans like me that will stick by his side no matter what. Of course, there will be some kind of impact on his career but he will still be the same Chris we’ve grown to love.

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  12. Kyle

    I’m surprised to read all those responses. I really think is career will be impacted greatly by this situation. Will his fan base still support him? Maybe. But that is just a small chunk of what really makes an artist successful. His future projects will always be tainted by this and many huge promo outlets will probably refuse to support him. Think of all the talk shows, radio stations, magazine outlets, celebrity support and other countless other promo outlets that will refuse to push Chris like they once have. You never know, but it’s going to be hard for Chris to get his career back on the right path after this.

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  13. Jay

    LALA is right!
    Chris i gotchu homie.

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  14. emy

    Soory guy,chris brown is gonna lose it in a big way.Can u imagine biting rihanna up?

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  15. delusional stans

    The people who are saying ”
    I got your back” are the ones that need help. Answer this…is it ok for chris brown to beat on your own mother’s, sisters and aunts? No! In my book and the case should b the same for you. I have two step kids who looked up to him but they were not happy about his actions. I’m a parent and I will not allow my children idolize this fool and I feel bad for those children who say “I got your back”. Society and laws do not play. My children are learning that this entire ordeal is not a game and after explaining the consequences, they no longer have his support. I’m glad their pulling the playlist because it’s aimed at the younger generation. Look at the response of support for chris brown alone on this page. The younger generation is naí¯ve. And all the young girls praising to be his girl, I pray for you because it’s known to be a habit for chris brown to put his hands on a woman. No excuse for his behavior and I’m glad wrigley and got milk started to set an example.

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  16. LALA

    Well i think his career is over, especially because the majority of his fans are female.

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  17. realdub-renegade

    my dude gtta hella way 2 go..
    solo career..DNE..
    IF HE LOOKED N 2 OTHER VENTURES WHERE HES NOT THE MAIN FOCUS SUCH AS GROUP PROGECTS, SCREENWRITING OR STANCES BEHIND THE CAMERA..HE’LL BE GOOD

    myspace.com/realdubrenegade

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  18. mHill

    Chris Brown is done. This is because he hit Rihanna, the current princess of pop. He is obviously too addicted to weed to treat a girl right and that will probably be the story that comes out in the end, that will tarnish his image. Chris Brown is a dick head and he’s probably the same type of controlling boyfriend who fools everyone and makes Rihanna feel bad when she’s the victim

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  19. christina

    first of all nobody knows that facts so all of you who are judging chris brown right now are dum when u get some facts then judge I WILL NOW AND FOREVER SUPPORT CHRIS BROWN !!!!!!!!!!!! STOP READING WEBSITES AND BLOGSSS UNTIL CHRIS OR RIHANNA SPEAK UP STOP LETTIING OTHER PEOPLE INFLUENCE WHO SIDE YOUR ON DAM . IM TIRED OF PEOPLE TALK NEGATIVE TOWARDS CHRIS BROWN LEAVE HIM ALONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Drake

    Well…At school people have grown to resent him over the last few days. And I mean a LOT of people. So he lost a lot of fans.

    Yet there are those people who are still in denial.

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  21. Diana

    hey chris well just to let you know i think you’ll never be guilty even if you admit it because rihanna had to do something really bad for you to “hit” her..and i will ALWAYS be in your side.

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  22. joey

    hes a jerk either way. even if it comes out that rihanna started u dont do that 2 a girl. i mean have u seen the pictures she looks like hell. he might b able 2 rebound but not soon. i think that almost every1 in the music industry isnt happy wit him so it’ll b hard 2 find producers and artists 2 work with

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  23. Galil (Pinoy baby!!!)

    Who cares! F#¤@ Chris Brown, whether that boi who bites girls never sing lovesongs again he still got a lot of money and only good if he is done, so that new talented ppl can come up & get some money.

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  24. 2 facts stand out

    2 facts stand out

    1.Chris beat a woman
    2. The victim is rihanna

    Why are you waiting for more news? Are you justifying his actions as a right? I know its hard for you to acknowledge the facts because he’s your beloved chris. You guys sound dumb and stupid.

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  25. Joseph

    Some of you people are REDICULOUS! Stop saying “we dont know the whole story” What does the whole story matter?? He BEAT a FEMALE!!! Thats as LOW as a man can go! Had that been your Mom, your sister, your cousin – how would you feel??? He’s lost my respect forever and I hope all you Naive females get your head straight – by saying ITS OKAY with what Chris brown did, your saying it’s OKAY for every man out there to do so. It’s about time WE THE YOUNGER generation TAKE A STANCE and make it clear that this is UNEXCUSABLE and sinister. Quit fabricating things and look at this for what it REALLY is-

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  26. BayAreaGirl

    Chris’ career aint over cd sales & concert wise the true female & male fans will most def. make sure of that but his career is def. over w/ endorsement deals from those who dont want him to promote they dumbass products.

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  27. Bizzy

    Are the women on this page who are supporting and justifying Chris Browns actions willing to subdue themselves to the same treatment? Are the men on this page willing to let this slide if CB did the same thing to there sister, mother, or any female close to them? Chris Brown is talented, and I would even go as far as saying the most talented man of his era. But waiting for the truth has nothing to do with whether he is right or wrong. A real man does not hit a woman under ANY circumstance. Only a coward would do that. He’s talented, but keep it real, his talented ass is done.

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  28. ron.e

    Touche, Bizzy. Very well said.

    His career is all but done.

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  29. Simone

    What’s up with this bull sh!t comparison to R. Kelly? Why the hell does Kellz name keep coming up in this? Number one, R. Kelly is a legend in the game with an established fan base, number 2, I see more similarities in this story to Bobby/Whitney. All that said, I’m no fan of Chris Brown or Rihanna (I’m a grown ass woman, they’re too bubble gum for my taste), but I do feel sympathy for Rihanna (or any other woman in an abusive relationship) but I’d also hate to see this kid lose his career over a mistake he made at 19. I say give him a chance.

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  30. MOnch_Manila

    Its a Gay Thing! i dont care for him.,,,

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  31. Oshanae

    Me personally not much of CB fan at the end of the day. He beat up a female we not in the car so we will never know what lead to this altercation. A person ask above why the R.Kelly simarlarites is that both there situatation involves Women. Im not taking sides on this it’s unfortunate that rihanna was hurt that totally sucks. But what will it take for our community to stop supporting bullshit really. These celebrities out here doing all types of shit. If he was Chris Brown the average he behind bars case closed. Im tired letting everyone off the hook if the situation was vice versa same for her. He 19 so he old enough to know better and she should know better as well. I blame there camps they knew they was having issues but they force them to be together

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  32. Catie

    I personally will never support him ever again. What he did was something that is not excusable. I’m not 100% certain that his career his over with though, time will only tell and future music will determine whether or not people will buy into him. People need to understand that most of his fanbase is young female girls whose parents gave them money to support him, do you really think these parents want their children listening to him?

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  33. Debbie

    I do not think that this is the end of Chris Brown. There’s always 2 sides to every story. I personally will keep on supporting him. I was not there, so who am I to judge.

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  34. Nee'

    I don’t feel this should impact his career at all. The accounts of the incident don’t add up. There are too many variances to her story. If she is a self destructing dominatrix this ties in to everything to retain control over her mate. Due to the police report stating there were hand prints on her hands, this leads to believe he was trying to stop her from hurting herself. Think about it people. Don’t jump to conclusions. Let’s hear it all.

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  35. Nee'

    Everyone is referencing the pictures of Rihanna after the incident. Those pictures have been proven to be fakes. A photographer wanting to make money from the pictures enhanced them with his own personal computer. This gives evidence to support how this entire situation is being inflated to give sympathy support to the female in this case who to this day is refusing to file charges. Could it be she had a greater role in this incident than previously indicated.

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  36. davidf

    I READ IN MEXICO ON THE PAPERS SHE INFECTED HIM WITH GENITAL HERPES AND WHEN HE FOUND OUT TO A MEDICAL CHECK HE GOT FURIOUS, RIHANNA GOT IT FROM JAY-Z . BE CAREFUL BEYONCE . NOW I KNOW WHY B HAS THIS SAD FACE SOMETIMES.

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  37. Caitlinnnn.

    iveee totally got yerrrrr backkk Chris, since day one.
    since all this stuff wiff Rihanna has happened, ive stayed.
    ill always be heree, forever & always. i promiseee<33
    I hate how the story changed everyday, seriouslyyyy.
    and i hate how people call Chris a women beaatterrr.
    i still love Chris to deathh & im stayed obsessed wiff him.
    hes my hubbieee, fooorr lifeeeeeeeeeeee<333 :-*

    Caitlinnnnnnnn. number one fann :D

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  38. Sasha

    OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  39. Trinity

    I still lv chris im a chris fan fa lyfe and plz dont hate…i kno he did the wrong but he kno he did…atleast he didnt ide like ppl do and runaway from his problems…

    Chris brown luver fa lyfe

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  40. Lay off!

    heres an honest answer NO! no matter wat u have 2 remember he is genuinly the most talented person out there 2day….mayb his songs rnt always number 1s bt he is an amazinh singer/dancer and actor even my mum said he was such a natural in front of the camera…we were discussing this situation at dinner and we all agreed this dsnt have 2 be the end 4 him cas he can get help and use it 2 show how bad violence is beome a spokesman and show every1 hes goin 2 recover….either wayz im still buying his cds and also if he came bc 2 ireland id b the first person up there 2 c him AGAIN….bt nt rihanna her concert was enuf 2 turn me off her forever that girl does nt deserve 2 b famous abslutly NO talent!

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  41. Daquona McGee

    I.D.C cause C.B is my boo and i will buy his C.D’s and tickets even if i’m the only 1 i will make it work cause Rihanna either lied about it or she deserved it cause Chris is not that kind of person n if i have to i will make him regain fans i means R. Kelly did it, Micheal Jackson did it, Brittney Spears did it, and Lindsay Lohan did it so the Press need to get off his tip n get Rihganna for givin him Herpies( an uncurable S.T.D)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STILL LOVE U CHRIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAT UP1

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  42. goons

    his image is tarnised but definately aint over. people are idiots..if he begs for forgiveness, goes to rehab.. they will just love him again.. watch he comes back like a reformed dude..he will most probably sing a song about it adn y’all will buy it.. right now he is in chruch, next stop is the DV centres and all you fools will think he is reformed and it all goes back to normal.. he is talented and you cant take that away from him.. watch and learn people, he will bounce back and we will love him again like it never happend..we got your CB..dnt stress about these mother fuckers who want to bring you down..You are going to be even bigger than riri.. just watch..we got your back

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