Chris Brown Accuses Stores of “Blackballing” Graffiti Album, Closes Twitter Account

Movies & TV

Vibe / December 15, 2009

Just days after Chris Brown took to his Twitter page, where he accused stores of “blackballing” his new album Graffiti, the singer deleted the account after thanking his fans for their support.

“I WANNA THANK MY FANS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,” Brown wrote in his final tweet, posted Monday afternoon (@mechanicalDummy). “I LOVE YALL. GOODBYE!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Over the weekend, Brown was apparently outraged after visiting a Walmart store in Connecticut and didn’t see his album on shelves. So, he expressed his anger via a series of Twitter updates.

“The didnt even have my album in the back … not on shelves, saw for myself,” Brown wrote.

“The manager told me that when there are new releases, it’s mandatory to put em on the shelves. BUT NO SIGN OF #GRAFFITI. BS,” he continued.

As he went on, the singer explained how Alicia Keys’ new album was stocked and ready for release, even though it wasn’t due out until Tuesday (December 15).

“No disprespect to Alicia at all, just givin an example to who’s album is loaded and ready to go next week,” Brown explained.

Following his complaints, fans began instantly replying with unverified stories about their attempts to buy Brown’s CD, which he began retweeting. Some of them asked when the shelves would be restocked they were told “never,” and allegations that managers said they didn’t support “woman-beaters.”

News of Brown’s outrage spread quickly and many media outlets began reporting on his complaints. Then, he abruptly deleted his account and say good bye to fans.

Brown began using Twitter as a way to connect to his fans after he pleaded guilty and was sentenced for beating his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Chris Brown’s Graffiti album hit stores December 8th.