Chris Brown lashes out at Chvrches on Instagram: 'Ignorant simple-minded peasants'

Band had criticised Marshmello for working with the singer, who was charged with assaulting Rihanna in 2009

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
Sunday 28 April 2019 08:53 BST
Chris Brown lashes out at Chvrches on Instagram: 'Ignorant simple-minded peasants'

Chris Brown has posted an abusive Instagram message aimed at Scottish synthpop band Chvrches, after they expressed their frustration that producer Marshmello had chosen to work with the singer.

The band collaborated with Marshmello on their track “Here With Me”, but were clearly disappointed by the producer’s decision to then work with Brown.

In 2009, Brown was charged for assaulting Rihanna, his then-girlfriend, and pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault. He was also involved in a civil lawsuit after a woman claimed she was sexually assaulted in the singer's home.

Chvrches, in particular their frontwoman Lauren Mayberry, are vocal on issues of misogyny and domestic abuse.

“That is not something we can or will stand behind,” the band wrote on Instagram.

Brown has now responded, commenting on one of the band’s posts: “BUNCH OF LOSERS. these are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients,” he wrote. “Keep groveling over you own insecurities and hatred.”

Later, he posted a photo of the band to his Instagram stories, also tagging Marshmello. “Don't worry about these ignorant unforgiving simple minded peasants,” he wrote in a caption.

Tyga, who features on the Marshmello track with Brown, also responded to Chvrches, writing “everyone makes mistakes” and urging them to “keep the energy positive.”

Tyga has also been the subject of heavy criticism over his former relationship with Kylie Jenner, who was allegedly under the legal age of consent when they started dating.

Mayberry shared screenshots of abusive direct messages she's received since releasing the statement on Instagram.

“Angry men on the internet can call me all the names they want. I still think domestic abuse is wrong,” she said in one post's caption.

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