|Kanye West, Chris Brown and some random guy|
Chris Brown was in the News yesterday for trashing a dressing room after being asked about Rihanna during an Interview. Whilst I do feel sorry for him a little bit, he hasn’t helped matters with his handling of the situation. Kanye West went through the same type of treatment in the build up to the release of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with persistent questioning relating to the Taylor Swift and George Bush incidents. Eventually, when it became too much he decided to give up on promoting the album and stop granting the interviews including one with Oprah Winfrey. The Media are a mean machine of some sorts. They remember what they want to remember. Whilst we all make mistakes, we have no choice than to live with them. No matter how many dressing room trashing sessions or Twitter melt downs one has, it has no effect on the fact that the deed has already been done. Get on with it.
By submitting yourself to an Interview, you have given the interviewer license to ask you whatever he deems fit. You need the publicity too. If you can take it when it’s to your benefit, you have no right to complain when it’s critical of you. If Brown and West are tired of being asked certain questions, make it clear to the Media body when they submit their Interview request that you’re not willing to take questions on something you see as sensitive. If they agree, Good. If they don’t, life goes on.