Vanessa Carlton Is Not Here for Alleged Abuser Chris Brown on International Women’s Day
Celebrity social media beefs are no rare occurrence, but it was nevertheless surprising to see folk-pop singer Vanessa Carlton and rapper Chris Brown get into it for all the world to see — especially on International Women's Day.
On Thursday morning (March 8), Brown and Carlton engaged in a brief war of words after the hip-hop artist shared a clip of Carlton's iconic 2002 hit, "A Thousand Miles," on Instagram.
"MOOD. THIS SONG LIT FOREVER," he captioned the video — but Carlton, unlike Brown, was certainly not in the mood.
In response to Brown's shout-out, Carlton had a message of her own to share, lambasting Brown for daring to put her name in his mouth on International Women's Day.
"Today Chris Brown posted my video," she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post, according to TMZ. "I am now being repeatedly tagged to his account. Being that today is International Women's Day I feel compelled to draw a line. I support survivors, not perpetrators of domestic violence. I do not want to be associated with an artist that has assaulted women on a day like today. Thank you. #internationalwomensday"
In return, Brown, who was charged with felony assault after abusing former girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, re-grammed her message, adding his own response:
"@vanessacarltonactual I posted a song that was and still is a great song and the artist felt she was doing her duty as a WOMAN to continue to spread this kind of hatred today. I won't keep it up long. I just hope she knows she is loved and her song is great."
Eventually, the rapper took down both his initial video post and his response, replacing them with a clip of Terry Crews enthusiastically singing along to the song in the 2004 comedy film, White Chicks. (We have a feeling Crews, a sexual assault survivor, won't want to be associated either.)
Carlton has since made her Instagram private to avoid the wrath of Brown's fans.
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