Chris Brown has attacked his fans who have accused him of being in a same-sex relationship with gay French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing.
The 27-year-old singer uploaded an Instagram picture of himself standing with the designer, with an arm around Rousteing’s shoulders. Following the posting, many fans hounded him with insinuations of his sexuality.
He said: “The crazy thing is that y’all used to call me homophobic… Now y’all calling me gay???? RESPECT IS RESPECT. WHO STILL HATES PEOPLE FOR THEIR DIFFERENCES OR PREFERENCES??? Grow up. People are abundantly simple-minded.”
The rapper, The Game agreed, commenting: “Lol.. People kill me homie!!! Because two successful people take a quick photo opp together & one of them is gay/or not, that means the other person is gay too!!! This guy is the head of BALMAIN…’
He added: “Most of you n****s ain’t even employee of the month at wing stop, uncomfortable in your own skin using HATE to hide behind your own insecurities… & everybody know this n***a Chris ain’t gay & all you n****s listen to his music while yo broke ass ridin’ shotgun in yo girl car so [Cut] the bullshit & let people live.’
Brown subsequently deleted the picture.
Last year, it was reported that Brown bailed on making an appearance at lesbian event at Atlanta Pride weekend because gay men were present. He denied this was the case and later tweeted he had ‘nothing but love and respect for the LGBT community’.