Celebrities often avoid speaking out on controversial topics, but rapper Joyner Lucas isn’t afraid to speak his mind. He recently caused a stir by defending Chris Brown, who has faced personal issues despite his undeniable talent in the R&B industry. Lucas brought attention to the matter, sparking a heated debate on social media.
With a career spanning over a decade, Chris Brown has wowed fans worldwide with his electric performances, sultry voice, and captivating dance moves. However, the Loyal singer has repeatedly found himself in the eye of public storms due to many personal life incidents.
Joyner Lucas Defends Chris Brown with Vigor
For some, Brown’s indiscretions have marred their perception of his talent. But for Joyner Lucas, this ongoing criticism is disproportionate and downright unfair. In an explosive video posted on his official Twitter account, Lucas minced no words.
“Imma say this s**t one time and I’m not gonna say it again: there will be no f**king Chris Brown slander tolerated. “I’m talkin’ about you weirdo–f**kin’ celebrity weirdos that go on these podcasts and start poppin’ s**t at my n***a for absolutely no f**kin’ reason.”
In the same video, Lucas made a strong statement in defense of Brown, going beyond his previous passionate defense. He claimed that Chris Brown is “the closest thing we got to Michael Jackson.” Joyner Lucas dismissed criticism of The Weeknd, stating, “It is what it is.”
“The closest thing we got to Michael Jackson. I don’t give a f**k about what you say about The Weekend. It is what it is.”
This caused fans to react strongly, with many analyzing Lucas’s comments. Some believed his words were directed at Selena Gomez, given her rumored reactions during the VMAs. Lucas’s Instagram stories later confirmed this suspicion, further criticizing Gomez.
Joyner Lucas didn’t just stop there. He also appeared to make some jabs at Tinashe, an American-Zimbabwean artist, alluding to a podcast where she talked about her “embarrassing” collaborations with R. Kelly and Chris Brown.
Michael Jackson Fans React
The internet was abuzz after Joyner Lucas took a bold stance, with a few appreciating his loyalty; most were furious at the comparison to the late King of Pop.
no one is close enough to Michael Jackson
— ℍ𝕌𝔻𝔸 (@gogogogogo2013) September 18, 2023
??????????? neither of them can hold a candle to Michael lol. The only person who should ever be compared to Michael is Beyoncé.
— ATLien SUPERSTAR 👽🪐💫💎 (@tallyohhh) September 18, 2023
We really shouldn’t take an opinion from Joyner Lucas serious
— Kurai ⟠ (@Kuraixo) September 18, 2023
I’m sorry but this is so disrespectful, on so many levels
— Ariana Grande Updates (@AGSpotifyData) September 18, 2023
This is so https://t.co/KhE2iGAWMd one is close to MJ.He was on another level.
— Danica Khumalo (@KhumaloDanica) September 18, 2023
Much debate and criticism has surrounded the comparison of Brown to the late Michael Jackson, often referred to as the King of Pop. Some have questioned whether talent alone should be enough to overlook an artist’s controversial past.
When celebrities enter such contentious discussions, they inevitably bring their vast followings and a wide range of opinions. Some were Team Lucas, while others favored artists like The Weeknd and Jackson. Their comments added fuel to an already raging fire.