Team Breezy has been celebrating all week over Chris Brown’s freedom after Paris police threw him behind bars, and reportedly two others, over a rape allegation filed by a 24-year-old woman.
The multifaceted musical talent was overseas for Paris Men’s Fashion Week when news hit that he’d been arrested upon the rape accusation, but Breezy maintained his innocence throughout. “This b**ch lyin!” the Virgina crooner posted to his Instagram amid the rumor mill (and his release). Thereafter, official news broke that Breezy walked away from the arrest and allegations totally unscathed as he was granted his freedom back with no charges. But now that Breezy, and French police, have cleared his name of the heinous allegation, The Real co-host and former femcee Eve has some clearing up of her own to do after her initial thoughts on the entire ordeal.
Eve said on Tuesday’s (January 22) The Talk episode. The five hosts of the show sat roundtable in front of a live audience where Eve shared her thoughts about Chris’s rape case. Though she didn’t specifically exact any guilt on him, adding that she’d “like to hope” the allegations weren’t true, her sentiments ended up leaving a bad taste in fans’ mouths. “This is ridiculous...Whether in America or overseas, get your act together! Like, you can’t be treating women how you want to treat them in any kind of way just because you’re a superstar.”
Eve concluded that she did feel sad for him though, considering how talented he is, and hoped that “he gets some help.”
In her apologetic address to viewers and fans, the Ruff Ryders First Lady explained that initially, she didn’t think what she said was harsh. But in hindsight, she realizes that it was but only because she’s “passionate about the state—the climate—that we’re in right now,” a.k.a. #MeToo. She continued elaborating on her passion, which she said wasn’t targeting Chris and those allegations. “It’s just that we were talking about him, and I think I got upset about all the other feelings that I’ve been feeling about this whole climate,” she said. Eve did acknowledge his innocence and release, pointing out that she “is rooting for him” too. “But we have to talk about this stuff, right?” she added. “I have to have an opinion. I’m a woman and I’ve been through a lot of things, and I just want to keep the conversation going.”
Eve concluded with an apology to those who were offended by her words as well.
What do you say, Team Breezy? Bury the hatchet?
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