Chris Brown Responds To Gang Membership Allegations
Chris Brown says in an MTV interview with Sway Calloway whether or not he is in a gang.
Chris Brown says that he is not in a gang during an MTV News interview with Sway Calloway
“When you’re in LA and you’re around people, you meet everybody — you meet Crips, you meet Bloods, especially in this industry that I’m in,” Brown says during the MTV interview, which the network says was recorded September 11 and it released today (September 29). “I’m not in the Country world. I’m not in the all-the-way Pop world. You in Hip Hop and R&B and all of that meshes together, especially when you’re in these events or these places where everybody can be there. I’m cordial.”
In August, Suge knight was shot at the VMA party and TMZreported that a police investigation was “interested in a common denominator [between] Chris Brown, Suge, and Game.” The same article cites eyewitness reports that Brown “was throwing up gang signs before the shooting...and he was performing with a red bandana.”
In July, Brown posted a since-deleted video to his Instagram account showing himself throwing Fruit Town Piru gang signs.
In an interview published last week, Tray Dee said that Brown’s potential affiliation with the Bloods made no sense.
“I feel it has to either be a psychological defect to where you don’t wanna enjoy your life and enjoy your wealth and you know, ride around on boats and pop bottles, just live a stress-free life as far as attracting unwanted attention and aggression upon yourself,” Tray Dee said at time. “Why would you wanna be rich and start fighting people? It makes no sense to me. I see it as the peer-pressure aspect is that, ‘Is this what you really want for yourself? Or do you feel that this is the only way that you’ll be secure in certain areas?’ So are you buying into it for protection? That’s the only logical conclusion that I can come to. I can’t see somebody waking up one day [and saying], ‘Okay, the Bentley’s in the driveway. Couple mill in the bank. Let me go to the hood and get shot at. Let me go stand on the corner and get shot at so people could say, “Oh, man that’s a tough guy.”’ People gon’ say you stupid as—you already know. So, I don’t get it.