(MAINNEWS) – Chris Brown is letting the world know he reached out to Robert Glasper to apologize for being a sore loser.
After the decorated pianist and music producer won the 2023 Grammy Award for Best R&B Album for “Black Radio III” on Sunday, Brown threw a several-slide temper tantrum on his Instagram Story.
Returning to the scene of the crime on Monday, the “Breezy” creator, 33, posted a screenshot of a direct message he later sent to Glasper, 44, explaining himself.
“Congratulations my brother.. I would like to apologize if you took offense to my reaction at the Grammys,” Brown wrote, acknowledging that he “came off really rude and mean.”
He added, “After doing my research I actually think your [sic] amazing.”
The “Deuces” crooner then re-directed his anger toward the Recording Academy, saying that Glasper was “not the Intended target.”
“THE ORGANIZATION ISNT DOING US BLACKS OUR DUE DILIGENCE. YOU AND I SHOULD never be in the same categor[y].. two totally different vibes and genres,” he penned.
Brown concluded his note, “So from one Black man to another.. CONGRATULATIONS. HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO FEED YOUR FAMILY FOR LIFE. God bless my G.”
Atop the screenshot of his message, which had not yet been “read” by Glasper, he added three emojis: “🤷🏽♂️🙏🏽❤️ .”
Social media users had blasted Brown for his behavior toward his category opponent, which included him mocking Glasper’s accolades and thrice asking his followers, “WHO THE F–K IS THIS?”
In response, critics tweeted things like, “Get that domestic abuser off my screen,” “why he even gets nominations is BEYOND ME” and “A classically trained pianist and artist with a spotless reputation beats someone who should have never been nominated, awww so sad 🥺.”
(Brown has a long history of violence toward romantic partners, including Rihanna and allegedly Karrueche Tran.)
Of the 20 Grammy Awards for which he’s been nominated, he’s taken home only one in 2012 for his R&B album “F.A.M.E.”
Meanwhile, Glasper has won five and received 11 nominations across eight categories.
He’s also written for, produced and performed on albums by Mac Miller, Anderson Paak, Banks, Kendrick Lamar, Common and more.
By Bernie Zilio