Let’s be honest, since the day Chris Brown assaulted Rihanna – February 8, 2009 to be exact – his career has never been the same.
In the past 4 and a half years, Brown has struggled with his musical act due to his tarnished public reputation, legal troubles and decreasing music sales. Although he has enjoyed worldwide hits with ‘Beautiful People‘ and ‘Don’t Wake Me Up‘, even when his toxic relationship with Rihanna herself was rekindled the public didn’t open their arms back to him.
Due to these reasons – and undoubtedly several more – Brown announced today on Twitter that his sixth studio album ‘X‘ may well be his last. Whilst we’re sceptical that this is simply another marketing ploy, there is something sad about the fact that the singer is retiring at the not-so-grand old age of 24 due a mistake made when he was 18 years old.
Perhaps a few years out of the limelight could be exactly what the doctor ordered for the singer, who came onto the scene back in 2005 with genuine talent showcased in his debut R&B hit ‘Run It!‘. Once he matures and cleans up his image, he could potentially shock the world by returning with some decent material.
‘X‘ was originally scheduled to be released in July, but has been delayed until the end of the year. The Nicki Minaj-assisted single ‘Love More‘ is currently available on iTunes, with its music video due out later this month.