Chris Brown seemed to respond to a restraining order filed by ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran by calling off his fight against rapper Soulja Boy in light of it.
A Los Angeles judge ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from the actress Friday, Feb. 17 after Tran filed documents saying Brown has continued to threaten her since December. Tran also alleged Brown punched her in the stomach and pushed her down a flight of stairs several years ago. A hearing is scheduled for March 9, by which time Brown is required to give up any firearms he owns.
In a written statement, the model said the core reason for requesting the order is because she fears Brown will murder her. Tran stated her ex “told a few people that he was going to kill me” in February. She also claimed Brown said he would “take me out, threatened to shoot me” and told friends he wouldn’t let her move on with anyone else since he couldn’t have her. The statement echoes what Brown said in a video he posted on social media a few weeks ago.
“Ladies, y’all be complaining about n—-s being like stalkers in love with y’all. … Well, guess what?” the singer said in the clip. “I’m one of them n—-s. If I love you, b—h, ain’t nobody gon’ have you. I’ma make you miserable.”
Brown, who dated Tran off and on in the early 2010s, seemed to respond to the order requiring him to stay away from her, her mother and her brother on Instagram Tuesday, Feb. 21. In the video, the star touted his upcoming tour before purportedly addressing his most recent legal run-in.
“Make sure y’all don’t be listening to all this bull—t,” Brown said. “Whatever them people on the other side [are] doing, let them do what they doin’. I don’t know what the f–k they talkin’ ’bout.”
Brown also revealed he bowed out of his fight against Soulja Boy, which populated the news waves in January when the two beefed over Tran.
“It was a legit thing on a positive scale,” he said. “All the wrong people got in the way … because they wanted to get a piece of the pie. It’s immature, first and foremost. Second of all, ain’t no n—-s gon’ hold me up. If he gon’ see me, he gon’ see me.”
Soulja Boy was fired up over the cancellation and cussed Brown out about it in a now-deleted video recovered on YouTube.
On Instagram, the rapper gloated about his default win and laughed about Tran’s filing after she was caught in the middle of Brown and Soulja’s feud.
Social media isn’t amused by the newest developments in Brown’s life.
oh wow Chris Brown did something violent and problematic I am so shocked and surprised this is so unlike him
— farwz (@farwzz) February 21, 2017
Some defended Brown’s troubles and remained supportive.
People talking this and that about Chris brown, with no proof… Please that way pic.twitter.com/4WKgPt7OeZ
— ProActive (@DaDonAlan95) February 21, 2017
Nothing anyone says will make me stop supporting my fave @chrisbrown! He will forever be no 1 in my heart! ?
— ElaineBreezy*̣̣̮✗̶ (@ElaineBreezy) February 22, 2017
I forever support chris brown and nothing can change that❤
— stay classy (@stayclassylove) February 22, 2017
Many shared their exasperation over the matter, especially with Brown’s fans continuing to take up for the performer.
Everyone: "Chris Brown is an abuser.
Here is proof.
Here is more proof."
Chris Brown Stans: pic.twitter.com/f6UdLsh2Ul
— Tora Shae (@BlackMajiik) February 21, 2017
Chris Brown is trash. I don't know why people continue to make excuses for his actions like he's not a 27 year old man.
— Tam? (@tamara_rosee) February 22, 2017
y'all normalize chris brown and his behavior and wonder why women don't come forward about abuse because you always support the man.
— #PhatIcons (@PhatIconnn) February 21, 2017
chris brown is a crackhead, a woman beater, and an asshole. stop justifying his actions because he can do a damn backflip. pic.twitter.com/bFM8hNS2Wx
— k (@rebeIIiousIife) February 22, 2017