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Chris Brown’s Grammy Lovefest Three Years After Rihanna Assault

Less than three years after pleading guilty to felony assault for attacking singer and then girlfriend Rihanna, Chris Brown appears to be back on top—boasting three performances and taking home the 2012 Grammy for Best R&B Album for F.A.M.E. But not everyone was pleased with Brown’s comeback. From Nicki Minaj to Bette Midler, check out celebrities' and musicians’ reactions to Chris Brown’s big evening.

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Nicki Minaj

Bette Midler

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Bob Lefsetz

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Jon Caramanica

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