Chris Brown’s Beef With Hollywood
Chris Brown's Beef With Hollywood: Oprah Winfrey
Chris Brown was asking for trouble when he decided to take on media mogul Oprah Winfrey.
Following an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show that focused on domestic abuse, in which she dedicated the show to "all the Rihanna’s of the world," the rapper slammed Winfrey for not being "helpful" towards his situation after brutally assaulted his then-girlfriend in February 2009.
"I commend Oprah on being like, 'This is a problem,' but it was a slap in my face," Brown said of the show. "I did a lot of stuff for her, like going to Africa and performing for her school. She could've been more helpful, like, 'OK, I'm going to help both of these people out.'"
However, Winfrey wasn't too remorseful about the episode. She had a rep issue a statement to the press, reading, "Oprah is very appreciative that Chris Brown performed at her school, but she takes domestic abuse very seriously. She hopes he gets the counseling he needs."