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Chris Brown Draws Criticism In Grammy Return; Adele Garners Cheers

UPDATE-Chris Brown‘s return to the Grammys may have solidified his comeback but it didn’t come without an onslaught of post criticism while Adele’s return after throat surgery got her a standing ovation.

Brown returned to the Grammys after a three-year hiatus amid his much-publicized assault and arrest on then-girlfriend pop-star Rihanna.

According to the NY Daily News, Ken Ehrlich, executive producer of the Grammys said. “I was kind of rooting for him. I know how controversial he is, was, and still is and if anyone has reason to be questionable about Chris, it was on our show three years ago all that happened.   “I just believe people deserve a second chance. The year he had this year, really brought him back into the public. He really deserved a second chance.”

Ehrlich may find himself eating those kind words if Rita Smith, the executive director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, has her way. She released a statement saying,

“If an awards show is going to highlight an artist, what an awesome message they could send if we got an update somehow about how that artist had changed in a positive way. Otherwise, the message becomes wait for a period of time and go on with business as usual.”

Brown took to the stage to perform his techno-induced number, “Turn Up The Music” from his forthcoming album with neon effects and theatrical dance moves with astronomical flips the only way the 22-year-old could. He also infused “Beautiful People” into the number which is from his highly acclaimed and now Grammy winning album “F.A.M.E.” (Forgiving All Mine Enemies). Chris took home the Grammy for Best R & B Album, a vastly coveted recognition. His high energy performance received a welcomed response from the crowd.

“People who make mistakes and learn from them are ROLE MODELS too. Im just happy to inspire growth and positivity, #TEAMBREEZYdidit” Brown tweeted after winning the award. Brown’s tweet stands in contradiction to some bizarre tweets from his fans captured by Buzzfeed.

“I’d let Chris Brown beat me up anytime 😉 #womanbeater” – What do you think of Chris Brown’s return to the Grammys?

Adele’s Triumphant Return

Adele’s return came after a medical recovery from her career-threatening throat surgery the singer underwent in October.

“Adele underwent vocal cord microsurgery by Dr. Steven Zeitels to stop recurrent vocal cord hemorrhage (bleeding) from a benign polyp. This condition is typically the result of unstable blood vessels in the vocal cord that can rupture,” according to a Massachusetts hospital representative.

The British beauty looked nervous, but nailed her heavy-rotated, now Grammy award winning hit single “Rolling In The Deep” and received a roaring standing ovation where she looked awed, yet thankful. Adele swept the award show winning Record of the year, Best Short Form Music Video, and Album of the Year making her the Grammy’s darling of the night.

The performance marked Adele’s first performance since her surgery where she was told to halt any singing and was even advised not to speak for some time as well.

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  1. Parks2012 says:

    Like the Grammy’s, Chris Brown actually supports music and education as well. He also supports developmental disabilities organization. I’ve long read about his contributions to Best Buddies. Even his fans complete charity walks on behalf of his organization. The same fans who shall get bashed for “enabling him” , because media now teaches us to blame them when it comes to domestic violence as well. Teens, young kids…but you guys are talking about messages sent out to women and children?

    What message does media give by exploiting domestic violence through Chris Brown and Rihanna. What agenda do news outlets serve by casting him out as the symbol for all things immoral and her the poster child for abuse victim?
    He’s not a repeat offender. When criminal cases come out against celebs every person in their past comes out with a story of what that person did to them and that did not happen. It was an isolated criminal act and he was sentenced not by the Grammys but by the court of law.

    The message it sends is that if you do something horrible if you can admit to it, face the consequences ,(take the online and in person death wishes..or maybe that’s only for Chris Brown), and try hard to promote positivity, fun, and stay faith based then you can overcome the odds against you.

    Having Chris Brown on stage is not about patting him on his back for being cruel one night in the past (one night that could have ended worse, but didn’t so let’s not charge people on hypotheticals). If he repeats his violent behavior on other people, if he continues to live in it, celebrate, and encourage it then I’d understand the constant outcry against his appearances. Having him onstage is a message of redemption, resilience, and perseverance.

    He’s been publicly bashed lots, any woman and child can see that. Every news outlet in the world said how inhumane they felt he was/is. Is that the proper message to cast off a person before they’re barely old enough to vote when the only true victim requests and encourages his forgiveness, fame and fortune? Let’s teach kids to condemn people on behalf of people who don’t want the condemning to happen?

    You know Jay Z stabbed a man and received no charges aside from 2-3 years probation? Chris Brown received 5 years probation. We’ll never know what happened that night with him and Rihanna. All we know is that he has been judged by the law and the Lord (whether you personally believe in a deity or not).
    He has done much to prove he’s a changed man. No he has not become a saint, I don’t know any saints myself personally. He was charged for assault and he hasn’t assaulted anyone since February 2009.

    He has done much to prove he’s a changed man. No he has not become a saint, I don’t know any saints myself personally. He was charged for assault and he hasn’t assaulted anyone since February 2009. That was the only change required of him. GMA did not end in violence against another person, his strength not intent caused damage, but no one was hurt. To you that’s not good enough. To the law and the psych world, it’s honestly progressive. Maybe one day Chris Brown can make you happy, and you can forgive and accept him. Until then….well at least Rihanna does. You might remember it was her that he hurt.

  2. Mike Newman says:

    @Parks2012 WAY too much…………. Anyone who reads your book is insane

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