By Kendria Brown, NDG Intern
Aside from piercings and volatile behavior, what else does Chris Brown and the late Tupac Shakur have in common? Sure they both put out great music but can you think of anything else?
Maybe the fact they both had songs referring to not being judged- Brown’s single Don’t Judge Me and Shakur’s Only God Can Judge Me. Both artists have faced much scrutiny from the public because of their acts of violence and publicized criminal proceedings. And yes Brown can be a ladies’ man, mama’s boy, or even misogynistic from time to time, as was Pac. Brown and Pac could be labeled as two playboys who feud in clubs and make verbal attacks and physical assaults.
Shakur’s life was tragically brought to an end in a shooting at the age of 25, but his music lives on. He obviously has inspired many artists such as Brown. In this era, social media is a popular outreach tool used by artists, fans, and foes alike. It was on the Instagram social media channel that Brown likened himself to Shakur, stating, “That awkward moment when the only person u can relate to in the world is dead.” Brown also included a photo of Tupac holding up the middle finger.
Although calling Chris Brown another Tupac is quite a stretch to make, I am sure we can think of various similarities Pac and Brown share. How would Tupac have reacted today via social media sites when confronted by his haters and foes? Maybe Brown is responding in the same way Tupac had if he’d been alive today.
Remember before Brown deleted his twitter account and feuded with one female, he responded, “Take them teeth out when u Sucking my d*ck H*E.” Perhaps another Tupac-like move?
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