Chris Brown subject of Twitter death hoax

The Grammy winner is 'alive and well' but has deleted his own Twitter messages

Chris Brown has been the subject of a Twitter death hoax.

‘RIP Chris Brown’ began trending on the social networking site today (February 15), but Mashable reports that the Grammy-winning artist is alive and well.

However, Brown has deleted a host of his own tweets which seemingly answered back to those who were upset at the platform he was given at the Grammy Awards on Sunday, following his vicious attack on former girlfriend Rihanna before the same ceremony three years ago.

The deleted messages at reportedly read:

“Strange how we pick and choose who to hate! Let me ask u this. Our society is full of rappers (which I listen to) who have sold drugs (poisoning). But yet we glorify them and imitate everything they do. Then right before the worlds eyes a man shows how he can make a Big mistake and learn from it, but still has to deal with day to day hatred! You guys love to hate!!! But guess what???”


Chris Brown will remain on supervised probation after a court recently rejected his plea to end his probation term. The singer was sentenced to five years of probation and six months of community labour after pleading guilty to attacking Rihanna in their car on the eve of the 2009 Grammy Awards.

Brown has completed an anger management programme as part of his rehabilitation and has been praised by various judges throughout his probation. However Superior Court Judge George Lomeli told an attorney acting on behalf of Brown that though he agreed that the singer had behaved well, he should continue to regularly report to a probation officer in his home state of Virginia for another two years. Brown will have a further progress hearing on July 10.