After losing Best R&B Album at the Grammy Awards, Chris Brown took to Instagram to project his frustration on the category winner: 12-time nominee and five-time Grammy winner Robert Glasper’s album. black radio III“Play everyone. Who is this?” Brown wrote on her Instagram story with a series of crying and laughing emojis.
Less than 24 hours later (and flooded with plenty of social media criticism), the chart-topping R&B singer reassessed her actions and sent Glasper a direct Instagram message apologizing for the mistake. Here’s what Brown said in a DM he posted on his Instagram story.
“Congratulations my brother.. if you were offended by my reaction at the Grammys I want to apologize.. you were not the intended target.. actually think you’re awesome…the organization isn’t doing our due diligence.you and me should never be in the same music..two totally different vibes and genres.so From one black man to another.. congratulations and I hope you can feed your family for the rest of your life.. God bless my G..
Brown’s research made him aware of Glasper’s countless achievements and contributions as one of the most admired jazz, R&B and hip-hop instrumentalists of his time. Glasper has many collaborations with Mos Def, Lauryn Hill, Lupe Fiasco, Jill Scott, HER, Ty Dollar Sign, and Erykah Badu, including Kendrick Lamar, winner of his album Best Rap of 2023, on his albums and instrumental work. I have performed. New York City’s famous Blue Note Jazz Club residency is sold out.
After the win, Glasper said with a wide smile: billboard On the Grammy Awards red carpet, he was “ecstatic” at the accolade. His tone is very different from Brown’s, and he praises the R&B star’s nominated projects, Breezy (Deluxe)and expressed feelings that one of his fellow nominees would win the award, adding, “They all have great albums.”