Devestating news from the music world today: Chris Brown has announced that he may be retiring. After one too many people brought up that one measly time he brutally assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna, Brown took to Twitter this morning not to compare himself to Jesus Christ (because who can forget the Tweet "My cross is heavy but God gives me the strength to carry it," after he was convicted of a hit-and-run?), but to say that his next album, X, will "probably" be his last.
Don't worry mainstream America.After this X album, it'll probably be my last album.— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 6, 2013
He's elaborated here:
Being famous is amazing when it's for ur music and talent. I'm tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I'm cool & over it!— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 6, 2013
He's over it, you guys. So everyone should be over it. What a solipsistic douchebag.
Unfortunately, these tweets are undoubtedly a brainless and distasteful PR stunt, designed to drum up attention for an album that drops in 20 days. Brown's 24. He still commands millions of fans—that strange Internet underbelly that is #teambreezy—and his last effort debuted at No. 1 on Billboard. He's not going anywhere.
But a guy can dream.
[H/T: Huff Po]