Chris Brown Downplays Lovers & Friends Altercation

Chris Brown has explained the heated argument he got into backstage at Lovers & Friends.

BYCole Blake
Chris Brown Downplays Lovers & Friends Altercation

Chris Brown downplayed the seriousness of an altercation that took place at the Lovers & Friends Festival in a comment posted to Instagram, Sunday. The statement comes in response to a clip of Brown in a heated exchange backstage. He didn't, however, comment on the reported incident with Usher that took place at his birthday party, last week.

"Yall been geeked all weekend, y'all dragging it now," Brown wrote, as caught by TheShadeRoom. "It was mad people backstage and security was trying to clear everyone off the stage. People started pushing back.. I INTERVENED To let them know MY CHILD WAS BACK THERE. So y'all can keep ya narrative." The incident reportedly took place during Missy Elliott's set on Saturday night.

Chris Brown At Lovers & Friends Festival

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 06: Chris Brown during the Lovers & Friends music festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 06, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kaitlyn Morris/FilmMagic)

"This should tell him and his air headed BM not to bring the son to every show," one fan commented in response. "He’s been to every show with the BM. It’s ok to stay home someomtime [sic]." Another noted that Brown didn't mention the alleged Usher fight: "My boy commented on this quick but left out the usher situation so yeah it happened."

As for the incident with Usher, TMZ initially reported that the two got into a fight over Teyana Taylor. Brown was apparently unhappy about last year’s scrapped AMAs performance. Sources tell the outlet that the planning of that performance was partially handled by Taylor. It was believed that Usher's nose and face were banged up in the fight; however, he appeared unharmed during his Lovers & Friends set the following night. Neither of the two has addressed the reports publically, but both went ahead with their performances on Sunday. Other artists to perform at the festival include Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Busta Rhymes, Flo Rida, Nelly, Pitbull, Christin Aguilera, Lil Kim, Omarion, Bow Wow, JoJo, and more. Check out Chris Brown's latest statement on Instagram below.

Chris Brown Responds On IG


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