The point of Welcome to My Life: The Official Chris Brown Documentary probably is to make Brown a far more sympathetic character than public perception currently holds him, but his attempt at humanizing himself in the wake of his violent assault against Rihanna falls flat.
The documentary features tons of stars, including Usher, Jennifer Lopez, DJ Khaled and Mary J. Blige, commenting on Brown’s meteoric rise to fame, but it’s Brown’s own comments about that infamous night in his car that grab the viewer’s attention the most — and for all the wrong reasons.
Brown’s comments in the trailer focus mainly on how the incident affected him — his career and public image, and how that made him feel. No mention of Rihanna or the effects of his violent temper on her.
“I went from being on top of the world, No. 1 songs, being kind of like America’s sweetheart to being Public Enemy No. 1,” Brown recalled. “I felt like a f***ing monster. I was thinking about suicide, I wasn’t sleeping, I barely ate… if there was ever a doubt in your mind Chris Brown was done, he was finished… I wouldn’t bet on it.”
And unsurprisingly, the Internet is not having it.
— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) April 18, 2016
And frankly, most of the media feels the same way.
Looks like the media isn't here for Chris Brown's new documentary pic.twitter.com/16Tmkq2hsg
— WORLDSTARHIPHOP (@WORLDSTAR) April 18, 2016
No release date has been set for the flick, other than “soon.”
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