It's not the first time
Virginia, Chris Brown’s home state, is about 2500 miles away from California. The two states are literally on opposite sides of the country. However, when Chris came into fame, he left the east coast behind for a life with the stars in Hollywood.
While there, he made some new friends: L.A. Bloods set Fruit Town Piru.
According to a recent video, Chris brought the whole gang onto the set of She Ball, an indie production showcasing women’s street basketball. Hanging out, laughing, and chillin,’ Chris, Fruit Town Piru, and Nick Cannon were all seen on set together. Some of them were even clad in red bandanas. Chris himself wore a red bandana and a red t-shirt.
Gang, Gang, Gang
This isn’t the first mention of Chris being affiliated with Bloods. In 2014, the 28-year-old caused commotion after he held up several gang signs in an Instagram video. Everyone (expect Chris and Fruit Town Piru) was worried about the now-deleted post.
According to an unnamed member of Compton-based Fruit Town Piru, who spoke to TMZ at the time, Chris is cool enough to throw up their signs.
All in Good Fun
The video shows the guys hanging out in good fun. In the three minute clip, they’re all listening to music and taking advantage of the set’s refreshments.
Yes, there’s the old saying “birds of a feather flock together,” but Chris may be proving that statement slightly wrong. He’s not a member himself, and he seems to be doing some good.
According to TMZ‘s 2014 source, Chris can claim the Bloods and throw up signs all he wants. Here’s why:
“He’s hired several of them to work for him… giving their Compton community an economic boost.
– Chris comes to the hood and hangs out with them.
– He shot a music video in the neighborhood… and even included some of them in the vid.
– He donated a thousand pairs of new shoes to Compton kids.”
Refreshingly, this is the first time Chris’ name has been seen in the headlines — outside of She Ball news — in a few months. The “Privacy” singer was the topic of conversation left and right throughout late 2016 and into early 2017. His highly publicized domestic violence against Rihanna and his very public break up with ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran wouldn’t allow him any peace.
His Netflix documentary Chris Brown: Welcome to My Life (alongside staying fairly quiet) helped to mend his damaged public image. He proved to be a changed man even more so after Charlamagne the God bashed him on the New York based radio show, The Breakfast Club.
In October, hosts Charlamagne, DJ Envy, and Angela Yee were supposed to welcome Chris to their radio show and discuss his recent ventures. When the time came, though, Chris was nowhere to be found. With the free segment, Charlamagne called him out for “looking like he’s on drugs in interviews” on air.
Rather than clap back, Chris simply took to Instagram to explain his absence and apologize. “BREAKFAST CLUB!!! I LOVE YALL! I APOLOGIZE FOR NOT COMING TO THE SHOW! POP UP SHOW TODAY AND I WAS HORSE AS SHIT FROM STUDIO… ILL CALL PERSONALLY SO WE CAN PEACE IT UP!” the singer wrote in the post.
Because of his calm and positive response, Chris was highly commended by fans. They praised him for showing true growth and maturity.
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