Miranda Lambert Won’t Let Chris Brown’s Attack on Rihanna Be Forgotten
Spitfire country star Miranda Lambert makes no secret of the fact that she’s no fan of Chris Brown, and in a new interview with Redbook magazine, she reiterates her repeated criticism of the rapper, saying, “He beat a girl…not cool that we act like that didn’t happen.”
Lambert’s public war of words with Brown began after he performed at the 2012 Grammys. It was his first appearance at the most important awards show in the business since he served probation for physically abusing his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, and Lambert made it clear she was not impressed.
“I don’t get it. He beat on a girl,” she tweeted, adding seconds later, “Not cool that we act like that didn’t happen. He needs to listen to Gunpowder and Lead and be put back in his place. Not at the Grammys.”
Lambert continued her rant against Brown at a concert, holding up a poster from a fan that read, “Take notes, Chris Brown” before launching into her song ‘Gunpowder and Lead,’ which tells the story of an abused woman who is waiting to greet her returning abuser with a dose of buckshot. “Beatin’ up on a woman is never OK, so that’s why my daddy taught me early on in life how to use a shotgun,” Lambert told her audience.
Brown responded publicly via Twitter, though he didn’t mention Lambert’s name. “Using my name to get publicity? I love it! Perform your heart out!” he wrote.
Though Rihanna and Brown are reportedly back together, Lambert clearly still hasn’t forgiven him for his transgressions. “I wanted everyone to know that I don’t agree with the message it’s sending to young women. It’s not okay. At all,” she emphasizes. “To be celebrated after doing something like that. I don’t think it’s right, I never will, and I will stand by what I said till the day I die.”