Chris Brown has just released a trailer for his new documentary – and it’s a tad ridiculous to say the very least.
The clip for Welcome To My Life (what a title) opens with celebrities like Usher, J.Lo and Rita Ora speaking to camera about how talented Chris is: ‘He keeps giving us them bangers’ says Rita.
‘He definitely has his finger on the pulse of the sound’ adds J.Lo. (Alright then, guys).
But then, the rest of the trailer focuses on trying to illicit sympathy for Brown after the 2009 brutal assault on then-girlfriend, Rihanna – yeah, seriously.
This is made all the more disappointing by the fact that Chris is painted as the victim, not the perpetrator in the incident which left Rihanna bruised and bloody, and led to her taking a restraining order out against her ex.
Brown gets emotional and tells us that he ‘felt like a f***ing monster.’ [I went from being] America’s Sweetheart to public enemy number one,’ he added.
‘That was the worst day of my life and probably his life’ Brown’s mother, Joyce Hawkins says in the clip: ‘I felt like I was going to lose my child.’
Since the widely publicised attack, Brown has enjoyed notable musical success since then, and has gone on to release more albums.
Meanwhile, the whole Kesha episode has us thinking about the horrific double standards in the music industry surrounding claims of assault.
How hard has Kesha been fighting just to avoid working with her alleged-rapist, and how hard will she have to continue fighting to make music?
And here we have a man convicted of domestic violence still selling millions of records, and standing on a platform to tell his side of the story.
The trailer ends with Brown displaying a defiant attitude and smiling at the camera: ‘If there was ever a doubt in your mind that Chris Brown was done, he was finished, I wouldn’t bet on it’ he smirks.
Welcome to My Life has yet to get a release date, but needless to say we’re not sure we’ll be looking out for it…
By Georgina Lawton