Music producer Polow Da Don graciously agreed to comment on the Twitter feud that erupted on the social networking site last night between singer Chris Brown and former B2K member, Raz B.
Polow, who loves Brown like a little brother, as well as a best friend, said Brown should not have responded to Raz B
Here's what Polow said in his own words:
"I think he never should have responded, number 1. But, he's 21-years-old, um, he knows the world was watching... it was his natural instinct to respond. I actually hit him after it kept going on and on. I said, 'yo, you made your point. You need to kill it, bro. It's going to turn into something, and you're going in a positive direction now. So don't play into it anymore.'"
"I feel like Raz B... is searching for something. I think he's got a plan... and everybody keeps falling into it. I think Chris Brown really has the talent to be a Michael Jackson. As you know, I did my [Thanksgiving] Carnival and he was my headliner. That dude is electrifying. Music needs him. But he needs to just tighten up on the things he does outside of performing. He's still a kid who's finding his way into manhood. Unfortunately, he's doing it publicly. We all did crazy stuff when we were 19, 20, 21 -- all of us."
"I think [the beef] was wack overall. It's just hard to tell a 21-year-old -- who has been a star since he was 15 -- some of the things you learned from your mistakes. Some of the things he will have to experience on his own through mistakes. [Chris Brown] needs support. He's a victim. That's how I look at it. If you look at anybody who's been in the spotlight since he was a child, they have... difficulties in life because they have to grow up in front of everybody, you know?"
"...Even as a victim, you got to say 'I've got to change this, I gotta change that. I gotta do better at this'. You have to point the finger at yourself no matter what. Because you chose to be this [public] figure. You chose to say I'm great, you chose to do all these things. I feel like special people have to achieve different tasks than the rest of us. That kid is so special, so every little mistake that he makes, God is going to punish him double."
"It's almost like running for president; your whole record got to be clean. I just think, man, he shouldn't have fell for it. But people won't understand Chris Brown until something tragic happens, and he's... not here anymore, or when he's a lot older. But his story is an amazing story, and um, that's why I just... every time I'm around him, I like to create a loving environment for him and we just have fun."
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"Even when he was going through this stuff, you see us, like, on a yacht, uh, tryna throw a party for him or something like that. I just try to keep the energy in a positive area, you know what I'm saying? That's what I could offer to him 'cause I know that's what he needs more than everything else. Just positivity around him because he's going through it, you know? And there's nobody to support him."
"There's a saying that, um, it takes a village to raise a man. And I just feel like a lot of people wasn't there for him. Instead of taking it any other way, he took it as nobody was messing with him. [He thought] 'I was the most popular thing in the world, everybody was wanting something from me last week, but now I can't get nobody to help me...'"
"That's why he cried on BET. That was real, like. It was bigger than Michael Jackson. That really was him finally letting go. Him finally, like, he couldn't take it. He was overwhelmed! You got to understand, I know everybody in music! You got to understand, I called everybody to do something for him at some point. And [their response] was 'no, no, no, no, no!'"
"Chris brown, in particular, I feel like every new generation, from an entertainment aspect, I feel like he is THE BEST. He's 21-years-old. Can't nobody see him in his bracket. And even the generation before -- can't nobody see him. I tell Chris, God gave you the tools to work with, but everything else, you gotta work on."
"I feel like from a musical aspect, Chris Brown is THAT person from a music aspect. If you ever see him around other entertainers, he's inevitable. He sticks out like a sore thumb. That's why he's bouncing back. He's coming back."
"With somebody like Chris Brown, I feel like it's my job [to help him]. He's going to need people around him to always support him and keep him on the right track. When you're told 'yes' all your life, you know, from 15 on, you're just told 'yes, yes, yes, yes', you know, the outcome is very different for you than for anybody else. In the wrong hands, it can be a travesty."
"I heard Mike Tyson say one of the most brilliant things: he said 'you want to see a travesty? He said 'take an 18-year-old kid' -- which was Mike Tyson when he was 18-years-old and won his first world championship -- he said 'take an 18-year-old kid and give him 30 million dollars and tell him there's no such thing as no.' He said 'that's a travesty.' We can't understand it because we don't live that life."
Tomorrow, Polow discusses the much-talked-about feud between R&B singers Keri Hilson and Ciara, Keri's new album which is slated to drop next Summer, and the upcoming collabo Keri and Ciara might be working on together in the New Year!