Following her most recent collaboration, a Dancing with the Stars alum is expressing hope.
Normani Kordei, a former Fifth Harmony singer, who landed as the third-place finisher on DWTS season 24, alongside pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy, and with Grammy-winning R&B singer Chris Brown for his new music video for the song WE (Warm Embrace).
Although she did her gentle dance moves, Normani ne scored much for her fans due to the Browns'' past''s troubles.
According to USA Today, Brown has been accused of sex discrimination on several occasions, including his ex-girlfriend Rihanna, who also accused him of assault in 2009, and to whom Brown pleaded guilty to a felony assault charge and was sentenced to five years in prison. In a video posted by TMZ, Brown publicly apologized to Rihanna, saying his behavior was unexcusable.
I am very sorry and very ashamed of what he said in 2009, and he said in 2009, I have told Rihanna countless times, and i am telling you today, that I am truly, truly sorry that I was not able to handle the situation differently and better.
According to the Rolling Stone, Brown was attempting to assist ensure that everything with Rihanna would not be repeated. In 2017, another ex-girlfriend accused Brown of threatening her before 2021, and the Grammy winner was accused of punching a woman during an argument. In the battery case, Brown was denied owing to inadequate evidence against him.
Some fans were slammed for her collaboration with the controversial singer.
Normani, 26, entered a steamy dance with the singer before getting into a swimming pool with him in the next video from the Browns'' next Breezy album.
DWTS finalist wrote a video to her Instagram page that showed her tense encounter with Brown. An astounding moment, Normani captioned the clip. Thank you @chrisbrownofficialfor trusting me. one for the f***ing books. WARM EMBRACE OUT NOW.
Not everyone on the social media is adamant about Normanis'' latest collaboration.
Why are you in that man''s music video, why are you working with him, or four years into your miserable solo career with no album out, releasing music at the pace of an Internet Explorer search result, and instead you do this, one commenter tweeted to Normani.
Normani is remarkable because she hasn''t dropped an actual punch. Now this Chris Brown misstep will be a difficult journey to the top, and another has agreed.
Others pointed to Rihanna''s past while Normani was one of the first models for Rihanna''s Savage X Fenty.
Normani was the first savage x fentys brand ambassador in 2019 and today she released a music video with rihannas abuser, chris brown. i dont think its the greatest look. i know im not the only one who feels this way, according to a commenter.
Others defend Normani in the music video, claiming that dancing is beautiful. Others marvel why Normani was slammed when so many other artists have collaborated with Brown over the years, including Rihanna.
Are people angry about Rihanna as well as having teamed up with Chris Brown a few years after the incident? Don''t let Normani go alone, according to one fan.
Rihanna Has Publicly Forgiven Chris Brown and Says They''re Friends
Rihanna admitted to Oprahs Next Chapter in 2012 that she had forgiven her ex.
In a video on the Super Soul Conversations podcast, she said, we''ve worked on our friendship once more. Now we have established a trust again, we love each other and we likely will always. So, today, he''s in peace. If he''s unwell, he''ll not be at peace.
I thought I dished Chris and realized that love was tarnished. It looked like hate because it was ugly, angry, it was inflamed, and it was tainted. And I had to forgive him because he was still cared about him.