Since social networking site Twitter appeared on the scene there have been a few cases of “when Twitter goes wrong for celebrities,” but the most recent and popular by far is that of Chris Brown. Brown, who has come under fire for controversial posts in the past, had his @MechanicalDummy Twitter account deleted on Monday following a rant against retail store Wal-Mart.
When Brown visited a Wal-Mart in Connecticut, he noticed they didn’t have his freshly released album, “Graffiti,” on shelves, nor stocked in the back. Frustrated, Brown used his Twitter account to express his anger. Brown tweeted that major retailers “r blackballing my cd. not stockin the shelves and lying to costumers. what the f–k do i gotta do.”
In the past, Brown has expressed “tweeter’s remorse,” but this time around he refused to back down. “Yeah i said it and i aint retracting s–t. im not biting my tongue about s else…” he tweeted minutes later.
After making headlines countless times for his Twitter activity, it seems someone in Brown’s camp finally decided to pull the plug on his “MechnicalDummy” account.
By Monday afternoon, there was no sign of the @MechnicalDummy on Twitter…the page no longer exists.
A sales associate from the accused Wal-Mart told MTV News that the store actually sold out of all the copies of the album. In fact, it has also been reported that Brown’s label, Jive, shipped over 400,000 copies of “Graffiti” and had it positioned in many major stores.
Well, at least no one can say Breezy doesn’t love his fans. Shortly after the Twitter outburst, Brown posted a tweet saying farewell. The tweet read: “I wanna thank my fans for all of the support. I love yall. GoodBye!!!!!!!!!!”
Though few truly know the reason behind Brown’s departure from Twitter, his publicist can now breathe a sigh of relief. Let’s not forget Brown’s last twitter controversy during the American Music Awards when he just so happened to post the word “cornball” at the same time Jay-Z was accepting an award. As of now, Twitter just doesn’t seem like the game Breezy should be playing.
One area Brown seems to have mastered, however, is performing. The singer appeared in New York City’s Nokia Theater on Tuesday December 15th as a stop on his Fan Appreciation tour. Crazed fans lined up as early as 8 a.m. to see the “Transform Ya” singer. Brown seemed to be in good spirits as he energetically performed not only his own hits, but songs from R&B comrades like Trey Songz, R. Kelly and even Michael Jackson. The concert was complete with circus-like acrobatics and Brown’s signature dance moves. Devoted fans squealed in delight, proving that despite any troubles, Brown still knows how to put on a great show.
Written by Shabazz