Chris Brown claims that the Ebola virus is a ‘form of population control’

Brown suggests that the epidemic is part of a government conspiracy

Chris Brown has taken to Twitter to give his opinion on the current Ebola epidemic, labelling the crisis as a government conspiracy.

The disease has so far killed over 4,000 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The rapper, however, is not convinced that it’s a natural virus but instead believes it’s a means to stop the Earth’s rising population.

I don’t know … But I think this Ebola epidemic is a form of population control. Shit is getting crazy bruh.

— Chris Brown (@chrisbrown) October 13, 2014

However, he backtracked from his controversial viewpoint after receiving much criticism online. “Let me shut my black ass up!” he later added.

Brown recently pleaded guilty to punching a man in Washington DC back in October 2013. He was released from jail in June after serving 108 days of a 131-day sentence for violating the probation order he received for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009.