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R&B star USHER has apologized for reportedly urging CHRIS BROWN to show “some remorse” over his alleged fight with RIHANNA – accusing the media of taking his comments out of context.
The Yeah! singer was filmed looking at recent photos of Brown frolicking on a jet ski in Florida in a video for Jermaine Dupri’s Living the Life series.
Usher was apparently upset that Brown appears to be having fun less than a month after the reported altercation with girlfriend Rihanna in Los Angeles.
He remarked, “I’m a little disappointed in this photo. After the other photo (of Rihanna’s bruised face)!
“C’mon, Chris. Have a little bit of remorse, man. The man’s on jet skis? Like, just relaxing in Miami?”
But Usher insists he didn’t mean to cause any offense.
A statement from the star reads, “The comments made during a recent recording session amongst friends were taken out of context and blown out of proportion. I apologize on behalf of myself and my friends if anyone was offended. The intentions were not to pass judgment and we meant no harm. I respect and wish the best for all parties involved.”
Brown was charged with making criminal threats following the incident on 8 February (09) and is to be arraigned on Thursday (05Mar09).
It’s extremely hard to take some sh*t out of context and blow it out of proportion when it was on camera. Come on, Usher.
Also, Flo-Rida says he didn’t scrap a track with Breezy over a simple woman bashing session; that’s ridiculous:
Flo Rida denies he’s taking Chris Brown to task in his upcoming album.
The rapper tells Usmagazine.com exclusively that the rumors that he removed a collaborative track with Brown from his upcoming R.O.O.T.S. album — because of the singer’s publicized altercation with Rihanna –are untrue.
The reports, which have been published on various sites, quote Rida as saying: “I recorded a great song with Chris. But I won’t be releasing it now because of what’s going on with him and Rihanna. It could have been my next No. 1.”
Rida — whose song, “Right Round,” currently tops the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart — tells Us he never said that.
“I think someone must have got it twisted,” Rida says. “The thing was, we have deadlines to meet and between his business and my business, things were — we had to turn an album, so I had to really get everything together.”
Rida says that the track, “Sweat,” wasn’t even the only song cut from his upcoming album.
“It’s not just that record, there were other records that couldn’t make the album that I wanted to make the album as well, but that was the process — this was way before me ever hearing anything about [Brown allegedly beating Rihanna]. This was way before, at least a month. I had been done with this record.”
Would he ever work with Brown in the future?
“He’s a talented artist, so I looked forward to working with him,” he tells Us. “And I thought it was a hot song.”
Chris Brown’s career sure is taking a pummeling. Oh, the irony.