On Tuesday morning, dozens of law enforcement agencies surrounded Chris Brown’s Tarzana home after a woman claimed the singer pulled a gun on her.
Media crews even camped out in front of Brown’s gate while officials engaged in a 14-hour standoff with the 27-year-old, who refused to come out of his home because he was “innocent.”
The entire ordeal escalated very quickly and celebrities were not happy about it. Ray J shared a video on Instagram saying he was “real upset” over the series of events.
“I’m not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be,” the singer said. “You got just positive people around and you look outside and it’s like a war zone for no reason for somebody, some stranger said about something that don’t got nothing to do with nothing.”
He continued, “And to react like that so fast without really knowing the facts and knowing what’s up ain’t cool, and you know, it’s just not right. It shouldn’t be like this. I support the homie Chris and I support the whole movement. I’m here, and again, man, this sh*t has to change. It can’t be like this every time somebody yippin’ and yappin’ to get an extra buck. You know it turns around and it’s all back on us. Ain’t cool.”
Keke Palmer also spoke out about the singer’s arrest. “I really wish that folks would stop messing with Chris Brown,” Palmer said in a video posted on social media. “I ain’t saying the n*gga perfect, I don’t know him like that, but I mean … I wish you would pray for mother*ckers instead of hating em.”
She added, “I wish that we could just stop judging folks and really try to ask, ‘What’s wrong, what’s going on, what do you need?'”
Palmer concluded, “It ain’t cool when you have to see people that inspire to get teared down … He changed the world.”
Brown was taken into custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon on Tuesday and was later released on $250,000 bail. He is expected to appear in court on September 20.
TimesUp! Tracee Ellis Ross Wants More Money For ‘Blackish’
Tracee Ellis Ross is reportedly the latest star tackling gender wage gap in Hollywood head on.
As the #MeTooMovement continues to stay relevant around the world and the TimesUp campaign continues to grow, women are starting to speak out about making less money than their male co-stars.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ross makes significantly less money than her black-ish co-star, Anthony Anderson, and now is fighting for equal pay. Per the report, “Ellis Ross feels that if she isn’t brought up to Anderson’s level, she may opt to appear in fewer episodes to make up the disparity by guesting on another show.”
A source at ABC also suggested that a “new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.”
SIDE NOTE: That was also the argument when E! News host, Catt Sadler stepped down due to making less than Jason Kennedy. At the time, the network claimed Jason had other duties, which also included his contributions to the Today show.
Ross has yet to comment on the report, but if she does take a step back, this means the show will be more male dominated; after all, Zoe, played by Yara Shahidi, is now in college and has her own spinoff show, Grownish.
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