Joyner Lucas is sticking up for Chris Brown. Following their “Stranger Things” collaboration, the Massachusetts rapper delivered a PSA regarding Breezy.
Taking to Instagram, Joyner published a short video about why he doesn’t like people bringing up Brown’s past in musical debates. “Every time this ni**a do some superhuman shit,” he wrote, “the first thing mother fuckers wanna post is, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater.’ You can do that shit all you want but that does not take away from the fact that he’s gonna do what he do better than any ni**a who’s ever done it. You can run to that comment. That’s a scapegoat comment, nigga. Just remember, Malcom X had a past.”
Lucas went on to say that he hears the comments often. “When the ni**a start dancing better than your favorite dancers, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater.’ When that ni**a starts singing better than any ni**a who’s ever sung before, ‘Oh, but he’s a woman beater,'” he said. “Then the ni**a start rapping better than your favorite rappers–‘But he’s a woman beater.’ And then the ni**a starts ballin’ better than your favorite baller–‘But he’s a woman beater.’ Shut the fuck up!”
Breezy thanked Lucas for the video and reposted it. “You my brother,” he wrote. “I appreciate you as a [FRIEND] and a artist bro.”
Brown’s 2009 assault of Rihanna was recently in the news, after Snapchat ran an offensive ad that referenced the incident. Rihanna complained about the insensitive ad, resulting in an $800 million loss for the app.
Joyner and Chris are about to join forces on Angels & Demons, a joint project that was announced and teased with the release of their “Stranger Things” collaboration.