Chris Brown dropped his eighth studio album today (Oct. 31) “Heartbreak on a Full Moon,” and the reviews on Twitter were mixed.
Folks haven’t only commented on whether they like the actual music or not, they also went back and forth on whether the singer deserves support since he assaulted his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.
Believe it or not, the new album consists of a whopping 45 songs, and it’ll take you two hours and 40 minutes to get through it. Guests on the project include Gucci Mane, Yo Gotti, Dej Loaf, Jhene Aiko, Kodak Black, A Boogie with da Hoodie, Lil Yachty and R. Kelly, who some might find to be an interesting choice considering all of the troubles he faces concerning women.
In a recent interview with New York station Hot 97, Brown said that he put so many songs on the album because he wanted to give fans more of what they love from him.
“With this album, I wanted to capture all bases of who my audience [is] and what songs they can actually identify with,” he said. “More R&B, all my girl fans love it, you gon’ have it. More pop, you gon’ have it. But it’s still gonna be my essence.”
Evidently, Brown’s plan worked and many on Twitter gave the album favorable reviews.
“Chris Brown just released a diverse and well-crafted three-hour long album,” one person wrote. “If you still think he doesn’t do enough musically, you have no ear.”
“Chris Brown just gave his soul on this album,” tweeted another. “45 great songs.”
But on the other side, some Twitter users had a problem with the LP being 45 songs deep, and many thought they all had the same subject matter — which annoyed them.
“Chris Brown has 45 songs on this new album, and ya’ll think I’m about to sit down and listen to each and every single one of them,” one person tweeted.
“Can’t listen to Chris Brown sing about the same thing 45 times,” another wrote. “Attention span won’t allow it.”
There were also people who didn’t even care about the new music, and instead brought up the Rihanna assault-charge.
“I’m so confused,” someone wrote. “Chris Brown beat a woman and still has a platform? Ray Rice got that pulled, so should Chris Brown.”
“How can you listen to Chris Brown,” another person tweeted. “His music is trash and he abuses women.”
Others quickly came to the singer’s defense.
“Chris Brown [has] been making fire music for 12 years just for y’all to act like he ain’t great,” someone tweeted.
“Chris Brown is a legend,” wrote another. “Anybody who thinks otherwise is a hater.”
As we previously reported, the 28-year-old opened up about the night he assaulted Rihanna in the documentary “Chris Brown: Welcome To My Life.” But that hasn’t seemed to buy him much forgiveness, at least among many social media users.
“I remember she was trying to kick me. Just her, just being upset,” Brown said in the documentary. “But then I really hit her. With a closed fist, like I punched her and it busted her lip. And when I saw it, I was in shock. I was like, ‘F—, why the hell did I hit her? … “I look back at the picture and I’m just like, ‘Yo, bro. That’s not me, bro. That’s not me.’” I just, I hate it to this day. That’s gon’ haunt me forever.”
So far, Brown seems to be spot on with his prediction about being haunted by his past, which is why some won’t listen to his new LP. But one Twitter user accused folks of being vindictive and said they need to be way more forgiving.
“Ya’ll want Chris brown to roll over and die because he made a mistake as a teenager?” he or she tweeted.
You can see more Twitter reactions surrounding Brown’s “Heartbreak on a Full Moon” album below, and you can also stream the project here.
Listening to these 45 tracks from Chris Brown pic.twitter.com/jXjd1cgSZQ
— SMWST (@SmWestt) October 31, 2017
I told ya'll what the 🐐 was going to do .. & he delivered. Chris Brown just put out the album of the year, whether you like him or not 🤷🏽♂️
— Everett Wormley (@BigPlayTrece) October 31, 2017
Chris brown is trash like he's treated women like trash not just Rihanna but karate too and he's homophobic like idk why y'all fw him…
— Chance (@ChancelorSivan) October 31, 2017
Really can't listen to Chris Brown sing about the same thing 45 times. Attention span won't allow it.
— Tahir (@HandsomeAnHeavy) October 31, 2017
I Guess I Am A True Fan! I Just Listen 2 Chris Brown New Album! All 45 Songs! & My Boy Still Got Them Hits! 🔥🔥🔥🔥 #HeartbreakOnAFullMoon
— ⭐KingCamG⭐ (@YoungMarleyC) October 31, 2017
The people who are attacking Hollywood for allowing sexual predators to "run amok" are the same ones who are praising Chris Brown's albums
— I ❤ SOB NFL Players (@ShomahKhoobi) October 31, 2017
All this new music and Chris Brown is like well here’s a 45 song album. Who has time for that?! pic.twitter.com/9A72hIpAhG
— deadra • (@deadraaaa_) October 31, 2017
I don’t even bother to argue with people over chris brown like you don’t have to like him but he’s talented and that undeniable
— buttercup (@asiaawest) October 31, 2017
There’s gonna be a wild feminist appear on the TL and say: “In honor of Chris Brown’s new album, let’s not forget he stalked Karrueche”.
— vernon dean (@vxrnvn) October 31, 2017
haters: "how can you listen to chris brown? his music is trash and he abuses women."
— ً (@ibizzlespurpose) October 31, 2017
To all the people moaning/complaining/hating that Chris Brown makes the same songs over and over, and has no classic album, here you go. #HeartbreakOnAFullMoon
— Gauthier 💔🌕 (@kwnengij) October 31, 2017
Chris Brown just released a diverse and well-crafted 3 hour long album. If you still think he doesn’t do enough musically, you have no ear.
— Nigel Zeff (@nigelandrewzeff) October 31, 2017