Chris Brown accused of colorism for banning TikToker from party for being 'too dark'
Chris Brown has been accused of colorism once again, this time by a TikToker who goes by the handle @ashlyepic on the video-sharing platform. She said she was banned from the R&B singer's party because of her skin color.
The allegation was made in a video @ashleypic posted on her TikTok earlier this month. She was seen in the clip dancing to Miguel's hit "How Many Drinks?" and lip-syncing the lyrics “Baby, it’s alright." The woman wrote over the video, "When Bhris Breezy told me I was too dark to get into his party." However, she said she was still a fan of Brown. "Idk why I still like him I must like abuse," she wrote in the caption. “Guys, I’m a real victim; my caption is basically my coping mechanism," she later added in the comments section.
Some people questioned the veracity of the TikToker's claims, while others said she was rather light-skinned to be called dark. However, many rushed to her defense. "Lmfao why do ppl think this girl is lying??? Like how y'all gonna come on here and invalidate this girl's experience as if y'all was there?" one comment read, to which the accuser replied, "Thank u so much. it's really sad."
Quite a few Instagram users seemed to agree with the colorism allegation against Chris. "Love CB but I ain't never seen him with a brown or dark woman ever, so I believe her," one wrote. "I believe her, she's not the first person to say this. He's a colorist period," another added. "If he like white women just say that shit fam," a comment read. "He's a colorist and hits women. We all been known this," another alleged.
Having said that, this is not the first time Brown has been accused of engaging in colorism. The 32-year-old performer previously stirred controversy for hit number “Need A Stack," in which the lyrics go, “Only wanna f*ck the black b*tches with the nice hair."
In 2019, Brown was once again accused of colorism by Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta star Tokyo Vanity, who suggested he told his security guards to keep dark-skinned women away from specific spots at a posh Los Angeles club. And earlier this year, a woman claimed she was turned away from the singer's party because she's black.
"I was with two light-skinned girls, and one white girl," the woman allegedly said, as quoted by MTO News. She said Brown walked over to the three ladies as soon as he spotted them.
"[Chris] walked up to me and looked at my girls and said you can get in, and you can get in," she recalled. "But no darkies," he allegedly told the woman, but she "kept walking, because I was like huh?" The singer allegedly became agitated and repeated, "I said no darkies." The woman said she ended up being "literally escorted off the property."
According to Daily Dot, the woman did not mention Brown by name, but described the person as a "huge R&B singer." She additionally told fans that she wanted the R&B singer to "Look at Me Now", an apparent reference to Brown's 2011 hit.