Miranda Lambert isn’t done with Chris Brown. After expressing her disgust on Twitter after the Grammys that convicted woman beater Chris Brown is back to being lauded like he never smacked up Rihanna, she is taking her ire to the stage.
“I just have to speak my mind, because where I come from, beating up on a woman is never OK,” Lambert told the crowd at her concert in Amherst, Massachusetts Thursday.
“So that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun,” she said to huge cheers from the audience, before breaking into her hit song “Gunpowder and Lead.”
Why that song, and why is Lambert so passionate about breaking down Chris Brown? Simple: She has seen the devastation that domestic violence can wreak.
“The song is actually about waiting for a husband to get out of jail so she can shoot him,” Miranda told Dial-Global in 2008. “But it came from a real place in my life. When I was 14 years old, my parents took in abused women and children. I had to share my room with a mom and daughter. And my brother had to share with two brothers, and their mom lived downstairs, and it was a three-bedroom house. It really has a meaning to me.”
After Lambert’s incredulous post-Grammy tweet, Brown got a bit defensive.
“Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out! Go buy Miranda Lambert album! So motivational and ‘PERFECT’!” he wrote in a post that was quickly deleted and blamed on someone else who supposedly has access to his account.