With a scandal in his immediate past and a faltering CD on the market, he went to a message posting internet site and asked his fans to help him get back on American radio. He said lack of airwave exposure suggests he’s not relevant.
According to MTV.com, Brown left a recorded message at SayNow.com, noting that after his well-publicized troubles with former girlfriend Rihanna, his latest album “Graffiti” was having difficulty scaring up airplay and as a result was suffering from sluggish sales.
“Hey, what’s up, y’all? CB,” he said. “I ain’t never really did this but right now I’m just calling ya’ll, I need all of my fans’ help. I need all the fans that I have, I need y’all’s help. It’s crazy because a lot of radio stations … some radio stations aren’t playing my records. They’re not being that supportive and I wouldn’t expect them to.”
He concluded, “My singing and my music is all great, but I do it for you guys and everything else but it won’t be possible if I’m not relevant on the radio and it won’t be possible for me to be an artist if I don’t have any support from people that give me an artists outlet. I can’t be an underground mixtape artist. I just want all my fans to help me. I love y’all. Peace.”
RBR-TVBR observation: Brown should go to RIAA – they’ll let him know that it’s radio that’s irrelevant, not Chris Brown. Of course, that won’t help him move any CDs, but it will be in keeping with RIAA’s misguided attack on radio.