Chris Brown is supporting Kyrie Irving’s decision to forego the COVID-19 vaccine. Brown took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday (Oct. 20) to voice his approval of the NBA star’s decision to not get vaccinated — a choice that has caused the Brooklyn Nets star to be barred from playing in any games.
“THE REAL HERO!!! I stand with my brother,” the R&B singer wrote over a picture of the basketball player. “WHOEVER DONT LIKE IT… Go live your damn life.. ITS HIS CHOICE AND A DAMN GOOD ONE. ALWAYS IN MY BROTHERS CORNER.”
Brown has yet to make an official statement on whether he’s been vaccinated against COVID-19, but Irving recently revealed that he is neither pro-vaccine nor anti-vaccine during an Instagram Live on Oct. 14.
“The financial consequences, I know I do not want to even do that,” Irving said. “But it is reality that in order to be in New York City, in order to be on a team, I have to be vaccinated. I chose to be unvaccinated, and that was my choice, and I would ask you all to just respect that choice.”
The Brooklyn Nets player added, “I am going to just continue to stay in shape, be ready to play, be ready to rock out with my teammates and just be part of this whole thing. This is not a political thing; this is not about the NBA, not about any organization. This is about my life and what I am choosing to do.”
Brown — who recently achieved a No. 3 hit in March on the Billboard Hot 100 with his and Young Thug’s “Go Crazy” — is currently being sued for copyright infringement for his 2019 hit “No Guidance,” alongside Drake, for the similarities to the 2016 track “I Love Your Dress” by Braidon Cooper (performing as Mr. Cooper) and Timothy Valentine (credited as Drum’N Skillz).