So the anger management classes must not be going so well for Chris, huh? The "Forever" singer called in to radio station Q94 today to promote his benefit concert for Haiti in Richmond, VA, but before he even got on air, Chris snapped on the DJ, angrily asking him why the station wasn't playing his songs. Awkward. You can listen to the audio yourself here, but below is the conversation that took place.
Chris Brown: "I Love You" that's rocking right now.
DJ Kash: Oh with Ester Dean?
Chris Brown: Yeah with Ester Dean. S**t rocks.
DJ Kash: Word? I was actually thinking about making that my pick of the day.
Chris Brown: Yeah but what I'm saying is y'all don't play my s**t.
DJ Kash: Yeah we do, but that's just not even impacting on the charts. Is it even anywhere on the charts?
Chris Brown: Yeah
DJ Kash: What number is it at?
Chris Brown: What number is it at? It don't matter though so...why am I even doing this interview? F**k it I ain't doing this s**t.
His sense of entitlement is suffocating. It's incredible that despite all of the hurdles Chris has faced after his felony conviction, his ego maintains its gargantuan size. Radio doesn't OWE him support, he has to earn it. And cursing out a DJ isn't gonna get him more spins on anyone's station. His poor record label, JIVE, had to call afterward to apologize for Chris' toddler-like temper tantrum to boot. If Chris wants to be treated like an adult, he needs to act like one.
A smarter, more people-savvy artist would've made light of the situation when the DJ asked what chart it was on. He could've said, "It ain't on the charts yet, but if y'all play it can be there." Or even, "It's on my fans' charts." Anything to disarm the situation.
Because this clip is tightly excerpted, it's unclear how the topic of Chris' lack of radio airplay was even brought up, but whatever the reason, it was unnecessary because Chris was there to plug his benefit concert for Haiti. Now, the face of that benefit concert looks and sounds like a big ol' jerk. Way to win one for Haiti, Chris.