Ciara is dealing with criticism on social media over her new collaboration with Chris Brown.
The Texas-born singer teamed up with Brown on the only ‘How We Roll’, which was launched immediately (Friday, August 4). It’ll seem on Ciara’s forthcoming EP ‘Ci Ci’ (out August 18).
Some followers, nevertheless, have questioned the R&B artist’s choice to work with Brown once more after he was convicted of assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna again in 2009.
He has since been accused of assault a number of occasions. In 2021, Brown was beneath police investigation after a lady alleged he had “smacked the back of her head so hard her weave came off”. That case was in the end dismissed owing to “insufficient evidence”.
Upon ‘How We Roll’ being introduced earlier this week, quite a few followers took to Twitter to air their disappointment in Ciara. “Cute. A domestic abuser,” one individual tweeted. “What a shining example.”
One other requested: “Why is Ciara platforming Chr*s Br*wn knowing he’s an abuser?”
Elsewhere, a Twitter person criticised Ciara for selecting to collaborate with Brown over “all the upcoming rappers” who may’ve featured on ‘How We Roll’.
Another person wrote: “Disrespect of black women will continue as long as black women keep allowing it to happen. Why are you all still supporting him? Why are you supporting the women that choose to be associated with him?”
One other stated: “Every time an artist (especially female) collab with this man, I wonder how they’re going to explain it to their children. How do you explain to them that you don’t care about his long rap sheet or his victims because he can dance and carry a tune?”
You may see these tweets and extra reactions under.
Ciara working with Chris Brown in 2023 is why I will by no means really feel unhealthy not supporting her.
— Rye Lane Stan Account #2 (@JennyWHOA) August 2, 2023
Cute. A home abuser.
What a shining instance.
— Star of the King on Pluto (@PlutonianNight) August 2, 2023
Ewww, why is Ciara platforming Chr*s Br*wn realizing he is an abuser? pic.twitter.com/NZzwIar3m8
— Tanesha, BSN RN Karen Kryptonite (@ERnurse86) August 3, 2023
Ciara doing a track with CB… pic.twitter.com/KJeNJBLEaB
— Cydney (@blkbravado) August 2, 2023
the lady beater
— c50g (@c50g) August 3, 2023
Out of all of the upcoming rappers? You selected the one which’s abusive woman pic.twitter.com/fg7uDgvMwS
— Jasmeen (@JasmeenD) August 2, 2023
actually? with @chrisbrown ? thank u, subsequent
— ye (@jsmartingo) August 2, 2023
That is gross. Critically?! We gon act like he’s a suitable “collab partner” ?? Like we don’t have recollections?
— Kadee (@KimberDJ) August 2, 2023
Disrespect of black ladies will proceed so long as black ladies preserve permitting it to occur. Why are you all nonetheless supporting him? Why are you supporting the ladies that select to be related to him?
— Laena Targaryen is best than you (@Tyutyreir) August 2, 2023
Each time an artist(particularly feminine) collab with this man, I’m wondering how they’re going to clarify it to their kids. How do you clarify to them that you simply don’t care about his lengthy rap sheet or his victims as a result of he can dance and carry a tune?
— this barbie helps the SAG & WGA strikes (@ambular_93) August 2, 2023
Ciara you’re higher than this pic.twitter.com/NIisEVqBzl
— chrissi✮ (@ungodlykristy) August 2, 2023
Collabing with abusers how cute!
— e (@yeseoullie) August 2, 2023
we have to examine 35+ bw’s attachment to that man https://t.co/7bxdcT1p9M
— ًprin (@sixinchbeys) August 2, 2023
Why cannot the R&B girlies let this man go? https://t.co/MaJewk52kV
— Uncle Rory (@_ror_c_) August 3, 2023
I’d be mad, if ppl nonetheless listened to her music https://t.co/taSZR1BLr1
— I respect you. (@DeeLaSheeArt) August 2, 2023
When will this finish? Yikes. https://t.co/n395jV1uxX
— 𝙱𝚎𝚌𝚌𝚊 (@MJFINESSELOVER) August 2, 2023
I’m sick of y’all placing him in songs. https://t.co/gtJ13fIAa9 pic.twitter.com/bLUiCZxkzG
— Ajumma (@fairymazee) August 2, 2023
Plz inform me I’m studying/seeing this incorrect https://t.co/cDiqdpOPmJ pic.twitter.com/JhFQaUswMJ
— Jordan Blok (@Jordanbloked) August 3, 2023
There wasn’t no one else you could possibly name bruh? https://t.co/CIAG9hKrEs
— Grasping Protecting Companies (@DopeChubbyChick) August 2, 2023
why do feminine artist preserve collaborating w him like he not gone offer you chart success y’all fanbase isn’t gonna develop like and he isn’t including something to the songs like whats the purpose https://t.co/BSDU9S3hJr
— Mikiel B. Jordan (@astrooctapus) August 2, 2023
He will need to have one thing over their heads trigger why do they preserve working with this man https://t.co/TdjMLxPwRf
— morningstar ✭ (@jupitersembrace) August 2, 2023
— Jezebel’s Gem (@AmandaDannielle) August 2, 2023
So disappointing. https://t.co/zyC4cK4q6C
— Bri (@goddessoffilth_) August 3, 2023
Why’s he nonetheless bought a profession… https://t.co/2YoNkRtJO1
— ena ✦ (@enatheory) August 3, 2023
Ciara toured with Brown again in 2005. Moreover, he featured on the singer’s monitor ‘Turntables’ from her 2009 album ‘Fantasy Ride’. Across the time of the file’s launch, Ciara defined that she’d thought of eradicating Brown’s vocals after he was charged with assaulting Rihanna.
However she in the end determined to maintain Brown’s contribution. “I wanted to focus on the music and leave it at that,” she advised MTV Information, “as a result of it’s a file that I’ve had for some time, I like the way in which it sounds and it’s one among my most favorite data on the album.
“And if I alter it, it’s not gonna sound the same. So for me, really it’s nothing more than about the music, so I kept it there.”
Nonetheless, Ciara stated it “definitely took time” for her to return to that call.
Ciara has not but responded to the criticism surrounding ‘How We Roll’.
Earlier this 12 months, Chlöe Bailey defended her Chris Brown-featuring single ‘How Does It Feel’. Brown, in the meantime, took to Instagram in February to rant in regards to the “hate” he nonetheless will get for a “mistake” he made when he was youthful.
In 2022, Jordin Sparks joined Kelly Rowland in defending Brown after he was booed by viewers members on the American Music Awards.
Joey Bada$$ additionally defended his choice to collaborate with Brown following a backlash from followers, saying “people make mistakes”. In 2021, Lizzo was criticised on-line after footage emerged of her calling the singer “my favourite person in the whole fucking world”.