A new profile on Chris Brown in Billboard makes some pretty wild allegations about his lifestyle, which is reportedly hampered by serious drug abuse that feeds his mood swings and anger issues. Billboard spoke with many members of Brown’s team, past and present, many of whom wanted to speak anonymously on the matter. They also spoke with several people who were happy to comment on Brown’s good side. Even with everything he’s done, it appears that Brown is capable of still making friends in some places.
“I don’t think he hates women,” one anonymous female former employee of Brown’s told Billboard. “He’s actually a very sweet, sensitive guy. But they’re an easy target and he’s a bully. It’s not just women -- it’s everyone, and he can get away with it.”
So he targets women because they’re more susceptible to harassment and he just needs to harass. Gotcha. Great guy!
Aside from his personality issues, Brown allegedly does a lot of drugs. Billboard says he does cocaine, marijuana, syrup, xanax, and molly. It sounds like his medically-induced ups and downs have made it difficult for Brown to work and tour.
“He will cuss you out and say, ‘Hey, man, I’m functioning. I’m going to get the work out.’ And he does,” said one anonymous member of Brown’s current team. “But [he’s not] the first functional star who thinks they can handle those powerful drugs. I got to say with all my heart, he’s dancing with death.”
Brown is also supposedly spending wildly, using “money before he has it, whether it’s cars, jewelry or drugs.” He allegedly gets angry at anyone who tries to help him curb his extravagant spending. And recently, one of Brown’s Lamborghinis was found totaled and abandoned, likely by a friend. Sharing extremely fast and expensive cars is one display of compulsive spending behavior.
Another former worker of Brown’s says he doesn’t know how to take responsibility for his finances or his emotions. “He doesn’t know how to deal with the sins of his past," they said, “It’s always someone else’s fault. He becomes the victim. And I think he tries to numb whatever he is feeling.”
From this article, Chris Brown sounds like someone lots of people actually like when he’s not violent, but that’s happening less and less.
“Sober Chris is a solid guy with a big heart; high-Chris and Chris-coming-off-drugs is ungrateful, unappreciative, and a foul person who most people don’t want to deal with,” another former close associate said. “Good Chris? You’ll fight for him. Unfortunately, the last couple of years, it has been drug-Chris. That Chris is not a good dude.”
People can obviously be very changed by drugs and becoming an adult in the spotlight is hard. But Brown attacked Rihanna eight years ago. That's a long time to take to learn from your mistakes. However, just this month his ex Karrueche Tran filed a restraining order against him, alleging physical abuse just two years ago.