Chris Brown, who made headlines in 2009 after he assaulted his girlfriend, Rihanna, has violated the terms of his parole after beating another woman, this time in a game of checkers. According to law enforcement officials, Brown’s parole specifically forbids him from beating women, even in board games.
Brown, who is appearing in this month’s Screen Gems’ comedy “Think Like a Man,” is trying to shift the blame for the incident on his childhood the same way he did back in 2009. “I watched my father beat my mother in checkers growing up,” Brown said in a statement. “Obviously, It’s not my fault.”
Upon hearing news of Brown’s arrest, the recording industry immediately came to the singer’s defense and said they’ve already invited him to host next year’s Grammy Awards.
“Unlike the stuffy Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, we happen to appreciate thuggish and misogynistic behavior,” a spokesperson for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences told Hollywood & Swine. “We don’t care if Chris Brown beats an entire sorority house in checkers, chess or even Scrabble. He sells a lot of records which helps our ratings.”
But not everyone is happy with Brown’s behavior.
Jack Landry, the number one ranked Checkers player in the world, is outraged by Brown’s latest controversy. “Why doesn’t he try beating a man? I’ll tell you why. He’s afraid if he did, he’d get his ass beat,” said Landry. Sources close to Landry, said the champion checkers player still holds a grudge against the singer after getting Brown’s hit song “Forever” stuck in his head for nearly four years.