Kanye West’s all-caps Twitter meltdown last night over a Jimmy Kimmel parody video had all the hallmarks of a classic Alec Baldwin rant, including threats and homophobic insults. Today, then, puts R&B singer Chris Brown, previously found guilty of felony assault, in the awkward position of being the cooler, calmer and possibly more mature mentor as he reached out to advise Kanye West.
We did say possibly more mature. Brown, of course, is most famous outside the music world for beating up then-girlfriend Rihanna. When confronted about that incident on “Good Morning America,” Brown stormed off the set and then trashed his dressing room, smashing a window and sending thick shards of glass into the street below. ABC News (i.e., the media) reported the incident, therefore once again making Brown look like some sort of “aggressive animal.”
Chris Brown is now giving Kanye West advice on how to conduct himself. This should end well.
— Jenny Johnson (@JennyJohnsonHi5) September 27, 2013
Chris Brown giving Kanye West advice on how to handle the media? That’s like…
Chris Brown is offering Kanye West advice on how to deal with the media. That's Dwight Howard teaching Rajon Rondo how to hit free throws.
— Not Bill Walton (@NotBillWalton) September 27, 2013
Chris Brown giving Kanye West advice is like Stevie Wonder giving someone haircut tips
— Ricky Smith (@Rickonia) September 27, 2013
Chris Brown giving Kanye West advice is like Bobby Brown running your rehab clinic.
— B Miller (@TheOneBMiller) September 27, 2013
Chris Brown giving Kanye advice on how to handle the media is like Chris Brown giving someone advice on how to handle the media.
— Travon Free (@Travon) September 27, 2013