What does being hyper sexual, a rebel, drug problems, violence charges, run in’s with the law and having people that love to hate you have in common?
Well of course it’s the CURSE of having the last name “Brown”.
Now, for all of you “Brown’s” out there don’t get nervous! You’re probably not an entertainer, you probably don’t have Rihanna as your girlfriend, or weren’t a part of the infamous group New Edition, so don’t get too hung up on this being your fate, but do know this: For better or for worse, every generation NEEDS a dirty ‘Brown’. Hop in the time capsule shall we?
Our first Brown goes to the sex machine himself Mr. James Brown. Born in 1933 James was referred to as the “Father of Soul” and has yet to be replaced. His repeated drug abuse, domestic violence cases, high speed police chase, threatening to kill a repair man while under the influence with a steak knife, forcible rape charges and other crimes an episode of CSI cant fit gave him that Brown gusto. Aside from the negatives no one can forget the Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud line that helped many activists and African American’s get through the troubled times of the civil rights era. Let’s face it, all slander aside, this is a mans world and James stood up to the plate. Could you really be mad at the man with the meanest split game? Yeah, us either. RiP: 12.25.06
Our second ‘Brown’ is one probably more of us can flash back to – The notorious Bobby Brown.
This New Edition member of the 80′s came off as America’s bad-boy and BOY did he live up to that title well! With every little step Bobby who later married his roni Whitney Houston, did what every Brown before him knew how to do. He used his prerogative and broke off from New Edition to go solo. Now, don’t be cruel but this man managed to get through marijuana, crack, cocaine and heroine addictions all while managing a broken home with Whitney surrounding domestic violence and drunk driving arrests. In 1996 in an attempt to create peace between two rival gangs, his brother was gunned down before him. Which created family friction. Jump to 2011 his mother passing followed by his father in 2012 to be completed by his (our) loss of his ex-wife to drugs six days after his 43rd bday! Now Bobby is focusing on being a great father to his children and was even publicly in rehab for drugs. Plus, lets applaud him on loosing weight on Celebrity Fit Club – So go Bobby!
Our final Brown is yup, you guessed it, Chris Brown himself. This new-gen young wall to wall entertainer has handed his ass to himself, getting in more and more trouble left and right! Now I don’t blame him I blame his last name. IT’S NOT HIS FAULT!
Well, maybe just the part where he threw a brick through his moms car window, violating parole, getting kicked off of BET, issues with anger, punkin’ Frank Ocean, throwing bottles in the club at Drake, his hair losing in a fight with a bottle of peroxide, fighting and beating his girlfriends face in, but hey readers, be happy because she ain’t you. Plus lets not forget about Karruche (that’s one piece of fine china)! Ultimately we gotta face it. There may never be a right time to say goodbye to Chris. We can’t forget his impeccable foot work, dance coordination and body rolls plus his vocal talent and how could we forget his appearances in This Christmas, Takers, and his 2-min cameo in Stomp The Yard? He also started a non-profit org: Symphonic Love Foundation, which serves as a platform for youth to combine creativity and philanthropy! You gotta love the kid, he’s poppin’!
Who do you think will be the next necessary “Brown” of the 2020′s? Will they surpass the Brown’s before them? Let us know in the comments below!