Ciara has garnered criticism for a new Chris Brown song that just dropped, and Brown to social media and called out critics who believe he should have been “canceled” over abuse allegations against women.
The “No Guidance” singer faced another round of criticism this week after announcing his collaboration with Ciara for their new single “How We Roll,” which dropped on Friday, HipHopDX reported.
On Thursday, Brown had a special message for those who didn’t want to see the two singers release their third collaboration since 2010.
“WEIRDOS: didn’t we cancel Chris Brown?” he wrote on his Instagram Stories. “Me: IM STILL ALIVE,” the 33-year-old added with a smirky face emoji.
Ciara also announced the pair’s new single on her Instagram account, and fans wasted no time calling out the Atlanta native for working with Brown.
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“Damn this is so sad. I loved Ciara so much,” one user said.
“Who still works with Chris brown these days. So disappointed and disgusted,” another user wrote.
“He has a long record of abusing women but I guess that doesn’t matter to you,” a third user commented.
While some fans were displeased at CiCi’s decision to work with Breezy, one fan addressed how people can be unforgiving toward others for making mistakes they owned up to years ago.
“I’m so glad @ciara do not live for opinions of others. The world is mean and unforgiving, until those same mean people want grace and forgiveness. You won’t receive what you are not willing to give,” the fan wrote.
Other artists faced backlash over their collaborations with Brown. In February, Blavity reported that fans called out Chloe Bailey over working with the Virginia native for the single “How Does It Feel” from her debut album In Pieces.
R&B singer Normani also received heat for her work with Brown on the music video for his single, “WE (Warm Embrace).”
Brown has remained scrutinized in the public eye in past years due to domestic violence allegations from other women. He pleaded guilty to abusing then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Years later, multiple instances of abuse occurred with his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran. In 2017, she received a five-year restraining order against him.