Chris Brown sparks fury after he holds Love Island star by the throat during performance
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Chris Brown has been slammed for grabbing the throat of a Love Island star while performing a particularly raunchy bit of his live show. You can see a short video showing what we're talking about below:
As you might have already heard – given that he threw someone’s phone directly into the crowd during this portion of the live show in Berlin the other week – Brown has a bit of his show where he invites a woman on stage to perform a lap dance for them.
At that show in Germany, the woman was clearly a bit too interested in filming her experience for Chris’ tastes, so at the end of the song he grabbed her phone from her hand and chucked it into the audience.
Anyway, now there has been more controversy after the singer – who was convicted of domestic violence against his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 – was filmed grabbing the neck of a woman during one of his sold-out shows at Manchester’s AO Arena.
The woman in question just happened to be Natalia Zoppa, who appeared on the 2020 inaugural winter series of Love Island.
Before the performance of the song 'Take You Down', Zoppa was called up onto the stage for a special dance from Brown, during which he grabbed her around the neck as well as gyrating on her for a while.
It’s a bit that he’s been doing on all his tour dates, but it’s the video showing him grabbing Zoppa’s neck that has gone viral, with many chiming in to say that she doesn’t look too happy about it, as well as drawing attention to his past.
One person commented: “This is so disturbing.
“A man with a history of DV, sitting a fan on stage, grabbing her around the neck then thrusting in her face.
“She may be a Love Island star but she doesn't look comfortable with it.
“Why do women pay to go and watch him?”
Another described the incident as ‘hideous’ and a third said: “This is so unpleasant to watch. Even the fact that she’s on a stage with him doesn’t stop her obvious discomfort - as she puts her hand up to his as it encircles her throat.”
For Zoppa’s part, she doesn’t seem to have been disturbed by any of what she experience, expressing her disappointment afterwards that she ‘didn’t get any pics’.
Brown recently ranted online about the ongoing criticism from people who remember his assault of Rihanna.
He said he’s ‘tired’ of people talking about it, even though he was found guilty of a felony for the attack, which sent Rihanna to hospital.
In a series of posts, Brown said: “If yall still hate me for a mistake I made as a 17year old please kiss my whole entire a**!”
“I'm f***ing 33! Im so tired of yall running wit this narrative .. You weird a** n****s are the same ones that tune in every week to see Blueface and Chrisean beat the f*** out each other in front the world.
“But thats OK? It's entertainment? All yall can suck my d*** disrespectfully.”
He continued: “Where are the cancel culture with these white artist that date underage women, beat the f*** out their wives, giving b****** AIDS,' he began.
“Oh. That's right.. they are your buddies. No more fake love from me.. Stay out my way or get ran over simple as that!
“None of you and I mean none of you n****s can f*** witt me.”
Tyla has reached out to both Chris Brown and Natalia Zoppa for a comment.