As soon as you think Chris Brown has righted the ship, it crashes head-on into an iceberg. The headline-grabbing R&B star—who’s viciously beaten and threatened to kill Rihanna, heaved bottles at Drake’s entourage, punched Frank Ocean over a parking spot, and fought a pair of fans who just wanted a picture—had stayed out of the tabloids since being released early from prison due to overcrowding on June 2, 2014.
No longer. Late Tuesday, Brown fired off a series of tweets disparaging the Grammy-nominated singer Kehlani, who allegedly attempted suicide on Monday.
In the tweets, he said, “There is no attempting suicide. Stop flexing for the gram. Doing shit for sympathy so them comments under your pics don’t look bad.” He also remarked that Kehlani and her alleged paramour, rapper PartyNextDoor, “look like they have stank sex,” and expanded his ham-headed observations to all women, saying, “Girls be mad at a nigga for fucking around wit bitches but her DMs got more names then the Declaration of Independence.”
If you haven’t been keeping track of this awful soap opera, in the early hours Monday, Kehlani’s ex-boyfriend PartyNextDoor, who’s signed to Drake’s OVO label, posted a photo to Instagram of the two holding hands in bed, accompanied by a caption insinuating that the two had gotten back together. This is “scandalous” because, as far as the Internet knows, Kehlani had been in a lovey-dovey relationship with Cleveland Cavaliers star Kyrie Irving. So, as is its wont, the Internet press down hard on the “schadenfreude” button and had a field day, publicly shaming Kehlani over the so-called cuckolding, and peppering social media with memes. She was the Hester Prynne of the music world—despite the fact that nobody knew A) whether she was even still with Irving, B) whether the PartyNextDoor picture was current, C) whether the Irving relationship had been on the rocks, and D) Kehlani’s rationale for any of this. But of course, people cast their stones at Kehlani, and after being dragged through the mud all day, the singer posted a photo to Instagram of what appeared to be her arm covered in IVs at the hospital. “Today, I wanted to leave this earth,” she captioned the photo. “Being completely selfish for once. Never thought I’d get to such a low point. Don’t believe the blogs you read. No one was cheated on and I’m not a bad person. Everyone is hurt and everyone is in a place of misunderstanding. But as of today, I had no single wish to see tomorrow. But God saved me for a reason, and for that… I must be grateful.”
According to TMZ, Kehlani was “placed in a psychiatric hold” in L.A. on Monday “after emergency responders arrived to her Hollywood home and determined she posed a threat to herself. Paramedics reportedly responded to a medical emergency, and when they arrived, concluded that “she wanted to harm herself.”On Tuesday, Kehlani posted (and then deleted) a photo to Instagram telling her followers she’s “healthy, home, & with ppl who love me.”As for Brown, well, between the terrifying Rihanna abuse incident—you can read the grim details here, but it allegedly includes a barrage of punches, biting, a headlock, and death threats—his love triangle with Rihanna and Karreuche Tran, and later, having a child, Royalty, with another woman while dating Tran, it’s not only clear that he’s in no position to be judging anyone ever for an alleged act of infidelity, but also serves as yet another example of his general disdain for women.