Chris Brown took to Twitter on Tuesday to tell the world that he plans to quit music after the release of “X,” his upcoming LP.
Being famous is amazing when it’s for ur music and talent. I’m tired of being famous for a mistake I made when i was 18. I’m cool & over it!
— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) August 6, 2013
The R&B singer said he’s “tired of being famous for a mistake” he made when he was 18, referencing when he assaulted Rihanna.
Both Brown, who has had a string of other post-assault altercations and incidents on his rap sheet, and the music industry, which has promoted and booked Brown since shortly after the assault, have faced near constant criticism since the horrific event that took place before the 2009 Grammys.