Earlier this week, the Glasgow band took to social media to express their disappointment in recent collaborator Marshmello‘s decision to work with both Tyga and Chris Brown.
“We are really upset, confused and disappointed by Marshmello’s choice to work with Tyga and Chris Brown,” the band, who teamed up with the EDM artist on new single ‘Here With Me’, said on Thursday (April 25). “We like and respect Mello as a person but working with people who are predators and abusers enables, excuses and ultimately tacitly endorses that behaviour. That is not something we can or will stand behind.”
Today (April 27), Chris Brown fired back at the band. Leaving a comment on one of their Instagram posts, Brown wrote: “BUNCH OF LOSERS. these are the type of people I wish walked in front of a speeding bus full of mental patients. Keep groveling over you own insecurities and hatred. IM BLACK AND PROUD. AND I KNOW ITS HURTS THAT U GUYS ARE STRUGGLING WIT LIFE OR PEACE SO U ARE FORCED TO SEE MY SUCCESS. You aren’t even #2 (REMEMBER 2nd place only means YOU LOST FIRST! TA-TA. GOODDAY PEASANTS.”
Tyga also posted a comment on the Chvrches Instagram, however his was geared more towards growth and peace. “Where all God’s children,” he wrote. “Everyone makes mistakes no ones perfect. Let’s Keep the energy positive.”
While Chvrches have not yet responded to Brown’s or Tyga’s comments, the band’s frontwoman Lauren Mayberry did post a couple of screenshots featuring abusive direct messages she received following her initial statement. “Angry men on the internet can call me all the names they want. I still think domestic abuse is wrong,” she wrote in one of the captions.
The release of ‘Here With Me’ comes after Chvrches released their third album ‘Love is Dead’ in 2018.