When people think of Chris Brown, they don’t see a pious Christian who reads the Bible and shares the Gospel with other people. But the American recording artist, who once made headlines for beating up his ex-girlfriend and fellow singer Rihanna, has been very busy repairing his public image after he became a father to a girl named Royalty.
When he recently bought a brand new car and gave it to a woman who suffered from domestic abuse, he was criticised heavily for trying to boost record sales and seeking validation. Brown shared a photo of the smiling recipient on his Instagram account (@chrisbrownofficial).
He writes: “I’ve been very fortunate and blessed with so much in my life and I always thought that it was supposed to be that way. I was selfish, arrogant, and cold hearted. I’m able to bless and inspire so many others and I realize that now. This woman has delt with domestic abuse through her life and her three wonderful children had to experience that. I see myself when I looked into their eyes. The amount of strength this woman has is remarkable. I hope I could make their Christmas a great one. I hope the kids love all the toys and things I got for them. And for moms. I hope I could put a smile on this family’s face.”
Instagram user (@angelapie1213) lambasted him for trying too hard just to get a “cookie.” “This is nothing,” she writes. “It’s very manipulative if you ask me… I don’t find this praise worthy at all… I don’t post that (expletive) looking for praises and to have others validate me as a person.”
Her post infuriated Brown so much that he responded: “It’s people like you that obviously are envious and miserable. I don’t need a pat on the back. Just like I don’t need your approval to buy a single mother and her three children gifts. What has your favorite celebrity done to help the problem you create? Find God, then happiness will follow.”