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Chris Brown is problematic, and it’s time for Black women to stop uplifting him

by The Grio

Chris Brown attends a Maxim Hot 100 Event celebrating Teyana Taylor, hosted by MADE special, at The Highlight Room on July 13, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

(Photo by Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Editor’s note: The following article is an op-ed, and the views expressed are the author’s own. Read more opinions on theGrio.

Chloe Bailey — one half of the singing sister duo Chloe x Halle — and woman-beating, backflipping R&B singer Chris Brown dropped a new video Friday for a duet they recorded together called “How Does It Feel.” Have you heard the song or watched the video? 

I have done neither. I saw a small snippet of the video that Chloe posted to her official Twitter feed, but I am as unmoved now as I was when she announced the song was coming a week ago. 

That announcement, which she made on Twitter, caused her to go viral on the social network, with many people — especially Black women — questioning why she would do a song with Chris Brown. 

Usher was right there,” many people lamented, confused by her choice in singing partners. The new song reportedly includes an Usher sample, leaving people even more confused as to why Bailey would choose Brown over the beloved Mr. Raymond

In her defense, Chloe is young, and her solo career is really just getting…

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