Chris Brown writes off Kehlani’s attempted suicide as ‘flexing for the gram’

It’s been just over a week since 20-year-old R&B singer Kehlani shared an intimate post and photo on her Instagram account regarding her suicide attempt. “Today I wanted to leave this earth,” her now-deleted post read. The following Tuesday, the hashtag #StayStrongKehlani was trending in the United States, with friends and fans alike sharing their support for the young artist.

But not everyone felt so sympathetic to Kehlani’s story, which arose among rumors that she was cheating on Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving with ex-boyfriend and rapper PARTYNEXTDOOR.

Yes, R&B artist and kind-of-a-woman-hater Chris Brown dusted off his keyboard and rose to the occasion. During his Twitter tirade, Brown appeared to come to Irving’s defense and accuse Kehlani of fabricating her suicide attempt and “flexing for the gram.”

Hours later, Brown continued to defend his stance and prove that he doesn’t give a fuck what anybody says about him—or maybe he gives a lot of fucks? His phrasing is unclear.


After being unfollowed on Twitter by artists Tinashe, Zendaya, and Fifth Harmony’s Dinah Jane Hansen and Normani Kordei, Brown replied on his Instagram in a manner that suggested, “Hey, I might give a few fucks.”

Yikes!!! Well tell us how you really feel #ChrisBrown 😩😩😩 #Zendaya #Tinashe

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And then, after Tinashe responded to Brown’s remarks on Wednesday in an interview with San Francisco radio station KMEL, saying, “It’s not a big deal to me. I don’t think that follows on Twitter are a big deal,” Brown responded again. This time, with a personal touch, calling her a “16 year old hobbit face ass.”

Ballerific Comment Creepin —–🌾👀🌾 #chrisbrown #commmentcreepin

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And then, Brown took up the Twitter reins again that night for some unfiltered fun, tweeting about his rejection for being politically correct (if not calling talented women hobbit-faced asses is politically correct, I guess?) and how his fans, Team Breezy, are an “international nation of inspired individuals.”


Between his clear appreciation for women, his rampant use of social media to promote this “I don’t care” facade, and his outright dismissal of anyone who disagrees with him, I might even suggest letting Brown take a swing at this whole “presidential candidate” thing once this whole debacle blows over.

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso

Samantha Grasso is a former IRL staff writer for the Daily Dot with a reporting emphasis on immigration. Her work has appeared on Los Angeles Magazine, Death And Taxes, Revelist, Texts From Last Night, Austin Monthly, and she has previously contributed to Texas Monthly.