Lance Bass Slams Chris Brown: 'The 'F' Word Is Just Like Calling You The 'N' Word'
The R&B singer has used a certain homophobic slur one too many times — and Lance Bass isn't taking it anymore.
Lance Bass is calling Chris Brown out — about a certain word the R&B star should toss from his vernacular.
After a history of the letting the word "f**got" fly, whether it be in his hit "Look At Me Now" or an alleged attack on a fan, Brown has again come under fire for the homophobic slur. In the wake of Brown's brawl with hip-hop artist Frank Ocean in late January, Ocean — who came out in late July — revealed to investigators that he was called the "f" word by a member of Breezy's crew during the fray. And that simply doesn't sit well with the openly gay Bass.
"Calling people faggot and that stuff, I mean, he may not even mean what he means, but it’s a derogatory term that people throw out there and without even knowing why they are saying it," Bass told Celebuzz. "But when it comes to Frank Ocean and knowing that he’s ... very out ... it was definitely meant to hurt him. It’s never good to throw those words out there that mean so much."
And it upsets Bass all the more that the slur is being thrown around by a minority.
"[Brown] should understand that being a black man himself. He should know that the F word is just like calling you the N word in a very derogatory way," Bass said. "When you come from a minority like that, being gay or black or whatever, it’s like there should be an understanding, like we all get each other. But you don’t see that a lot, which is really sad."The "f" bomb adds to Brown's already-lengthy track record of a bloody bar brawl, a foul-languaged Twitter feud, a controversial Halloween costume, and an ever-eyebrow-raising love life. And though Ocean opted not to press charges — and authorities will soon close the clash case — the "Don't Wake Me Up" singer landed in more hot water Tuesday when the Los Angeles Country district attorney's office accused him of falsifying court-ordered community service filings
Given Brown's brushes with the law — dating back to his 2009 felony assault of recently reconciled girlfriend Rihanna — Bass sees the singer striding down a bad path.
"I think there are a lot of people out there that have anger issues, and you can definitely see that in Chris Brown. I hope he gets the help he needs," said the former 'N Sync member, who now hosts a live SiriusXM radio show called Dirty Pop with Lance Bass. "I hope Rihanna understands what she is in. I see it happen so many times in couples, where it’s like an abusive relationship and you don’t know it’s an abusive relationship."
Still, Bass thinks Brown can better himself for the future — but it may require some time behind bars.
"I think everyone can change, [and] I hope that he can change his tune. [But] we have all seen he hasn’t rehabilitated himself whatsoever," Bass said. "But you look at Lindsay Lohan and different celebrities that keep getting in trouble and keep getting in trouble. There is obviously a problem there. Really, the only way to solve that is, you are going to have to go to jail. They are going to put you locked up for a long time for you to really learn a lesson."
Do you agree with Bass? Tell us how you feel -- and how you think Breezy can get back on track -- in the comments.