Earlier today (Aug. 30), Billboard learned the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division was investigating allegations that Chris Brown threatened an unnamed woman with a gun at his home. Brown took to Instagram to proclaim his innocence and now Ray J — one of the singer’s guests at the time of the alleged incident — has done the same.
“People can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be,” the singer/actor explained. “I support the homie Chris [Brown] and I support the whole movement… This sh-t gotta change. It can’t be like this every time somebody yippin’ and yappin’ trying to get an extra buck.”
According to a report from TMZ, Brown’s accuser was reportedly part of a group of uninvited guests who entered his Los Angeles home, where several friends, including singer/actor Ray J, were said to have gathered. The woman was said to have called the police while sources say Ray J was working on music.
In Chris Brown’s rebuttal, he insisted on his innocence and criticized the police: “When I call the police for dangerous people that are stalking my life, they don’t come till the next day. Let somebody make a f–ked up allegation about me and oh yeah, the whole f–king SWAT team.”
Billboard has reached out to Brown’s rep for comment and will continue to update its original report on the incident as more information becomes available.
Below, find the complete transcript of Ray J’s video, followed by his Instagram post.
I’m real upset about today… I’m not happy with how things are handled and how people can take a false story and blow it up into something way more than what it should be. We got, just positive people around and you look outside and it’s like a war zone for no reason, for something some stranger said about something that don’t got nothing to do with nothing. And to react like that, so fast without really knowing the facts… It’s just not right. It shouldn’t be like this. I support the homie Chris [Brown] and I support the whole movement… This sh-t gotta change. It can’t be like this every time somebody yippin’ and yappin’ trying to get an extra buck. It turns around and it’s all bad on us. It ain’t cool.