T-Pain is never afraid to speak his mind, even when it comes to his friend Chris Brown.
After Costs debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 with 72,000 equivalent album units, Chris took to Instagram to call out the lack of support for his 10th studio album.
“SEEMS LIKE YOU ONLY INVEST IN THE NEGATIVE STORIES ABOUT ME,” he wrote in a since-deleted post. “CHRIS HAS PROBLEMS (THE WHOLE WORLD IS ON IT). Chris is releasing an album [crickets].”
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Now T-Pain weighs in on Chris’ response to disappointing sales. Asked by DJ Akademiks about Chris’ “lower than usual” first week numbers, T-Pain explained that his “Kiss Kiss” collaborator has been treated to his entire career, a condition he calls the ” Princess Complex”.
“He’s my fucking ni**a, but I know what his flaws are,” he said. “The Princess Complex isn’t just about getting what you want, but getting praise from a pretty person for not doing a damn thing and just being pretty.”
He continued, “The second the first real motherfucker comes up to you and says, ‘Hey, you’re not so fucking pretty,’ it’s over. Blackout, Twitter outrage, everything.
T-pain explains to DJ Akademiks why Chris Brown suffers from ‘Princess Complex’ pic.twitter.com/VXdI2hZWOh
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According to T-Pain, Chris has gotten used to showing big numbers, so when he fails, he turns away from others. “There’s a little princess aspect to it where it’s like, ‘What the hell are you doing, I’m supposed to be famous. You’re supposed to be my fans.'”
T-Pain went on to say that Chris should take responsibility rather than play the blame game. “It’s never going to be, ‘What’s wrong with me, or what do I need to change, or how can I approach this differently?'”
“Every time he falls it’s always been great. Every fucking time,” he added. “So now it’s like you all have to do something wrong because I did the same thing I did every time… Because that’s not me. I know what I’m doing. I’m fucking Chris Brown.
Chris didn’t respond to T-Pain’s comments, but he previously shared a cryptic message with fans, writing, “I’m back on my gangsta shit. It’s BRACKIN at all times.
T-Pain and Chris have worked together numerous times over the years on songs like “Best Love Song,” “Freeze,” and their most recent collaboration, 2020’s “Wake Up Dead.”