Today, Chris Brown released his new music video for his latest single “WE (Warm Embrace)” and it featured singer Normani, which generated mixed feelings on Twitter. Although the R&B singer released his single in April, he just released the music video. With stunning visuals as Brown falls into a multi-colored abyss and finds Normani there, where they dance and share a kiss, many enjoyed the music video and liked seeing Normani, who looked stunning. But, some were not fans, as Brown is a controversial figure, who assaulted his girlfriend at the time, Normani. With Normani being the Savage X Fenty’s first ambassador, a brand created by Rihanna, some found this disrespectful.
Normani stars in Chris Brown’s music video for “WE (Warm Embrace).” pic.twitter.com/KGPQvTney7
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) June 21, 2022
Although fans of Brown enjoyed the music video, as they look forward to his 12th studio album scheduled to be released this Friday, some thought that continuing to collaborate with Brown, especially if you work for her brand, was not a good look. “How can you model for Fenty and then do this?” one person wrote. “Nobody on Normani’s team should have to tell her to not work with Chris Brown when we all had functioning brains when the abuse happened and he’s had a reputation since. it’s not about her being protected it’s about her supporting him. Normani is grown and didn’t care, that’s it,” another person stated online.
Normani has actually pissed me off big time because why are you in that man's music video, why are you working with him, you're four years into your miserable solo career with no album out, releasing music at the pace of an Internet Explorer search result and instead you do this pic.twitter.com/l6ZGO1F06t
— CO ☕ (@emanchiji) June 21, 2022
Some thought that time has passed since the assault, as it happened in 2009, and Rihanna probably did not care. “Chloe got a collab w him. Normani in his video. Lizzo said he’s one of her fav ppl. Rihanna forgave him and plays his music. Meg was blasting No Guidance more than her own song lmao. One day yall will realize your favs don’t share the same “morals” as u (fake morals that is),” one person tweeted. Others pointed out that other musicians collaborated with Brown and there was not as much controversy.
Y’all are gonna selectively forget about this in a few weeks but when someone you don’t like works with him y’all will hold it against them for the rest of their lives. Please just shut tf up entirely and save us your complaining
— 💋 (@price0fwoke) June 21, 2022
Many maintained that there was no reason to be upset, but many online still could not understand the appeal of working with him, with one person writing “I can’t even say I get it bc he has repeated his behavior toward women, kicks dark skin women out of clubs he’s in and has made the same song since 2012.”