Lizzo is under fire after she called Chris Brown her “favorite person in the world.”
While attending opening night of Omarion’s “Millennium Tour” on Friday, Lizzo met up with Breezy backstage at L.A.’s Forum and freaked out when she saw him. In a video clip that circulated online, the “Rumors” rapper asked Brown for a photo and he obliged.
“Can I get a picture with you ’cause you’re my favorite person in the whole fu**in’ world?” she told him.
Lizzo asked Chris Brown for a picture in new video:
“Can I get a picture with you because you’re my favorite person in the whole f*cking world.”pic.twitter.com/QcSYrCiOm0
— Buzzing Pop (@BuzzingPop) October 2, 2021
When her friends tried to get in the photo, Lizzo jokingly told them to get out of the way because she wanted her own pic with Breezy.
(01/10): Chris Brown e Lizzo nos bastidores da “The Millennium Tour”, em Los Angeles pic.twitter.com/esfyYrEOSN
— Breezy's News Brazil (@BreezysNewsBRA) October 4, 2021
While Lizzo was excited to meet Chris, some of her fans weren’t as thrilled given the singer’s problematic past including his 2009 assault of then-girlfriend Rihanna. She received backlash on social media after expressing her adoration for Chris, with some even calling for their cancelation.
“Yuck lizzo said Chris brown is their favorite person in the world??” wrote out outraged fan, while another added, “I love @lizzo but wtf is up with her calling Chris Brown her favorite person in the world… we’re not forgetting all the HORRIBLE THINGS hr continues to do over some hit singles are we…”
taking a picture with chris brown in 2021 Lizzo….. pic.twitter.com/KCWwcVPwSS
— excessively black (@sailorfemme) October 2, 2021
Yuck lizzo said Chris brown is their favorite person in the world??
— ✨Maria, Maria ✨ (@KillaKamWasHere) October 4, 2021
OH GOD NOW HUNNY. @LIZZO IS A CHRIS BROWN STAN AND HIS FAVORITE PERSON. I THINK IMMA BE SICK
— SAMANTHA JONES (@merio) October 3, 2021
okay yall, I love @lizzo but wtf is up with her calling Chris Brown her favorite person in the world… we’re not forgetting all the HORRIBLE THINGS hr continues to do over some hit singles are we… not one to cancel but #cancelchrisbrown pic.twitter.com/8OxiOfJrMK
— Lemon Drop (@LemonDropsArtt) October 3, 2021
Others defended both Lizzo and Chris, pointing out that Rihanna collaborated with her ex even after the incident. “Why are y’all mad at lizzo when Rihanna has dropped a whole collab with Chris Brown since the incident? mind yours thank u,” tweeted one fan.
“Cancel culture is annoying at times. Let Lizzo love Chris Brown and mind your damn business,” added another.
Neither Lizzo or Chris has addressed the backlash.
Why are y’all mad at lizzo when Rihanna has dropped a whole collab with Chris Brown since the incident? mind yours thank u https://t.co/iKtwmSr5US
— ' (@dilonxt) October 2, 2021
All want lizzo to apologize because she took a pic with Chris brown cause of riri while the girl did a song and still listening to him??? Lmao pic.twitter.com/vUlGTIxYXO
— HOURLY BROWN'S (@BreezyftJimin) October 3, 2021
Cancel culture is annoying at times. Let Lizzo love Chris Brown and mind your damn business.
— Auntie. (@Loso_babyyy) October 4, 2021