Chris Brown gets mad at security during charity basketball game, refuses to stand for national anthem
13 September 2016 Entertainment News
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – R&B singer Chris Brown was accused of not standing during the national anthem at a charity basketball game and later had an altercation with the security team.
The incident took place at the Power 106 Celebrity basketball game at the University of Southern California on Sunday and it was the same time as the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Hip-hop star Tank said before he sang the national anthem that he understands everybody’s right to stand or to sit and exercise their right to freedom but he explicitly asked the event-goers to stand in order to honor the men, women, and children who died in the terrorist attack.
Brown took to Instagram to post a photo of him sitting down during the singing of the anthem and only captioned it with “Stay classy!” He did not provide reasons for his refusal to stand. He did, however, made a follow-up post showing a photo of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick . Many professional athletes have refused to stand up when singing the anthem as Kaepernick said that he will not honor such country that oppresses black people.
Many fans expressed their dismay over Brown. One fan took to Twitter to write, “Chris Brown is a disgusting example of a human. Refuse 2 stand during the national anthem on 9/11? If I was there I would have pissed on you.”
As for his beef with security, Brown reportedly got mad because they were trying to kick his crew out. Accordingly, the entourage of Brown was not wearing the appropriate wristbands. Eventually, the beef was settled after the Power 106 staff stepped in.