Critics of Chris Brown's fame, music, and everything could get some great news today. The embattled singer, who's been under fire for his bad behavior since his felony assault arrest in 2009 after his domestic incident with then-girlfriend Rihanna, might have just announced that he's quitting the industry.
Brown, who most recently battled with Frank Ocean over a parking space and was charged with a hit-and-run over an incident in May, took to Twitter Tuesday to invariably start chatter about whether or not he plans to continue to make music, right after he was scheduled to turn himself into police following the hit-and-run charge. (According to TMZ, Brown showed up at the Van Nuys jail for booking one day early Monday in order to escape cameras.) Said the singer — who will release his next album, X, Aug. 20 — on Twitter:
Of course, this continues the trend of Brown claiming he's been treated unfairly following his arrest in 2009 — the star, and his legion of fans called Team Breezy, has regularly complained about fans and media's inability to forget the 2009 incident. (Brown even smashed a window with a chair in 2011 after Good Morning America questioned him about the Rihanna-related arrest while he was trying to promote new music.)
Despite the push-back, and despite his desire to not discuss his past with media, Brown has released a steady stream of albums since 2009, most recently finding hits on his 2012 Fortune album. But could X be the last we hear of Brown? Those hoping to strike an "x" through his career certainly hope so.